Deep Waters

Clearing Up The Denominational Conundrum

February 07, 2024 Kenneth Shelton Season 14 Episode 15
Deep Waters
Clearing Up The Denominational Conundrum
Show Notes

OK so I was working on a message titled One foot in One Foot Out Means You're Out, when this thing popped into my head and it was probably Pop who dropped it. So I am now working on this new message, which will be a clarification of something I often talk about but also about something that I also read about in a great book series. And but when I read about it in this book series, I did not agree with the authors position on this, and it is part because I feel that I have done the reading and research as well as having been a part of several church address communities and that the idea that, and here is the statement paraphrased, “God is not shocked that we have so many denominations.” And so for some context he was indicating in the text that it is ok that we have so much variety in the church today. Now so another way we could look at this conundrum is to simply state that choosing to attend a church is as easy as selecting a meal off of a 15-page menu that serves a little bit of every culture from 5-countries. Ha, I know you have seen some of those menu’s. I feel that in some cases you should at least get a two-year degree after working that menu over. 

So to be clear that analogy is to say that this person thinks that it is ok that we have so many different choices. But to get to that conclusion you would have to back a truckload of revelatory information and consider not the differences in doctrine or theology. And maybe if we chatted about it he might be more clear when making such sweeping statements. And why would I care? Because these are the statements that perpetuate the current problem that we have with this mostly manmade institution. Yes, Jesus did not point to a corner spot in Jerusalem and tell Peter on that corner address I will build my church. Ha, no and but there is nothing wrong with having a corner address. The problem is when we do it while departing from doing church Gods way. 

Wow this got big fast. And that is just how I like it. Its like unravelling a golf ball which is not just a little bit interesting.