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, we will see over the course of several articles that denominationalism is not what the Lord intended to build. There are different ways of examining this, but the way which we will explore will show the results if denominationalism is okay.
Denominationalism has to exist without the authority of Christ. Before He ascended to heaven, He declared that He had been given all authority (Matthew 28:18). Ephesians 1:22-23 says, “And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” That authority was used to proclaim the gospel to us. Hebrews 1:1-2 says, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds …”
If we cannot find denominations in the Bible, such as Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian, etc., then we know that they must exist without the authority of Jesus. In fact, there is no way that denominationalism can exist without undermining the authority of Christ, for He said that He was only going to build one church! A better alternative would be to go back to the Bible and follow it alone. This is our desire and we would love the opportunity to show you what the Bible teaches about Christ and His church.