“For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly.” – Romans 12:4-6
“For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.” – 1 Corinthians 12:13
As of 2012, it is estimated that there are over 43,000 Christian denominations worldwide. For all intent and purposes, these separate organizations do not have any organic relationship with each other. Each owns and controls their pulpit as well as who is allowed to occupy the office of Pastor. They are divided, splintered and in some cases at odds with each other.
This is not what the Bible identifies as Christ’s Church.
The Word of God frowns upon denominational Christianity.
“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought” – 1 Corinthians 1:10
“There may be many churches but there is only One True Church.” (O.W. Prince)