Jesus said in Luke 8:11, “The seed is the word of God.” Because the seed is God’s word, it is imperative that it is sown. In fact, as the parable continues in Luke 8, Jesus pointed out four different types of soil. We hope that all the readers of this article will be good soil!
This fact can also be naturally extended to the problem of denominationalism. For example, let’s say that 300 farmers sow the same seed. What would be the result? The same crop would grow! Furthermore, if there were 300 preachers in Lufkin who preach the same Bible, one would expect the same product — obedience to the gospel (Romans 10:17; Ephesians 1:13).
Regrettably, we know that practically this does not happen. Although everyone pays “lip service” to preaching the same message, they most certainly do not. All one would have to do is read the bulletins of different religious groups in town, or listen to the sermons of each group, and you will notice a vast difference between Methodists and Baptists, Pentecostals and Episcopalians.
The Bible was not intended to spread a different message to different groups. Paul said, “I teach everywhere in every church” (1 Corinthians 4:17; 7:17). God’s word cannot be altered (Deuteronomy 4:2; Galatians 1:6-9). If you want to follow God’s word, we invite you to come and be our guest at one of our assemblies. Our only desire is to follow the wondrous truth of God. Please contact us if you would like to study.