Healing the Denomination Divide

Author: Cindy Lee — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: December 5, 2021

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Healing the Denomination Divide

Have you ever had a debate with someone who belonged to a different Christian denomination? Maybe it was about baptism, styles of worship, whether to attend church or not, and if so, whether it’s important to go on a certain day of the week. Or perhaps you have never socialized with people from a variety of churches. Some Christians can be hesitant to interact with brothers and sisters from different groups, and sadly, an opportunity for fellowship is lost. If you’re unsure about befriending Christians from other denominations, the first step is acknowledging what’s in your heart and bringing these concerns and questions to God. Next, rather than arguing over all the things you disagree with other Christians about, take some time to focus on the beliefs you have in common—that you believe in God the Father, His divine Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Other truths Christians are united on are that Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth as a baby, was born of a virgin, lived among us as a human, suffered and died for us, and rose from the dead! His sacrifice offers hope and grace for our broken world. These core beliefs (which are found in the Apostle’s Creed) are the foundation of the Christian faith. As we consider the gospel, we can rejoice together in the hope and wisdom Jesus gives! The UK, where I live, is very secular. As many surveys and the census have indicated, church attendance has had a huge decline and more people than ever describe themselves as having no affiliation to any church, religion, or belief system. The world needs Jesus. So let’s come together in unity, based on the Bible’s teachings, and be open to sharing the good news about Jesus in whatever way we can. When Christians bicker, it doesn’t help anything. Instead, let’s celebrate what Jesus has done, accept each other, praise God together, and help to heal the denomination divide. • Cindy Lee • What questions do you have about different Christian denominations? Who are trusted Christians in your life you can talk to about these things? • Personal relationship with Jesus is an essential part of the Christian faith. If you’d like to know more about how Jesus has made this relationship possible, see our “Know Jesus” page. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7 (NIV)


Read Verses:

John 17:20-John 17:26; Romans 15:5-Romans 15:7; Galatians 3:22-Galatians 3:29