A lot of people say that denominationalism is good because you can look for a church that suits you — one that you connect with. However, the existence of denominationalism puts the ways of man on the same level as the ways of God.
When denominations change God’s word, they are in effect saying that they know how to organize the church better than God. Over the centuries, every identifying mark of the Lord’s church has been changed by denominations.
The prophet Isaiah, speaking the word of the Lord, said, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8–9). When Naaman thought he knew more than Elisha the prophet, he said, “Behold, I thought” (2 Kings 5:11). Paul expressed the same sentiment when he said, “I myself thought” (Acts 26:9). Who knows better than God regarding topics like salvation in Christ, the leadership of the church, the role of women, socializing the gospel, etc.? Proverbs 16:25 says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” For all of our friends in denominations who think that they are fine changing the church, you need to realize the seriousness of your situation!
The most logical approach is to go back to the Bible and follow it. This is our desire and we would love the opportunity to show you what the Bible teaches about respecting God’s ways and the authority inherent within the Bible.