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The only religion to which I try to adhere is Christianity. Within that, I try to be truly non-denominational. My goal is to follow the Bible, and it only. I do not follow any set doctrine of a specific church, except that the Bible is my doctrine. Generally I do worship with a non-denominational group that sometimes uses the designation “churches of Christ.” (This “name” can be found in Romans 16:16.) Each congregation is independent of all others, and there are minor issues of doctrine that may differ from one congregation to the next. In fact, I have yet to find a congregation where I agreed with everything said by the preacher or other members. On certain things we may disagree. I have disagreed with members of various congregations where I attended and I will always test and question every teaching. But on certain things we must agree, because they are clear teachings of the Bible. These include immersion in water for the forgiveness of sins, the independence of each congregation from other congregations, the organization of the church (elders and deacons), and the authority of the Bible.

On my site I try to use this “back to the Bible” approach in teaching others. I have been shown that I have been wrong. I hope in each of those cases I have changed my mind, and admitted it. (And hope I have thanked those who corrected me.) Although I may at times be wrong, I believe the Bible is always right.

Thank you for looking at my site and taking the time to write me. I pray that your search for truth in religion will continue, and that you find what you are looking for. 

 

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A dog is a mammal. A dog has hair, is warm-blooded, and suckles its young. A cat is a mammal. Human beings are mammals — according to this definition. A whale is a mammal, having all three of these characteristics. But a bird is not a mammal. Though a bird is warm-blooded, it does not have hair, and it does not nurse its young. A caterpillar is not a mammal. A caterpillar has hair, but does not nurse its young. A mammal has allthe previously mentioned traits.

Here is the point of the analogy. There are many churches in our community which have some of the traits of the New Testament church. But just as a mammal is not a mammal unless it has all of the qualities that are mammalian, just so, a church is not the church of the Bible unless it consists of folks who have done precisely what God requires in becoming a ChristianThank you and God bless 

A Baptist cant go teach a lost soul God's plan of salvation with a Pentecostal. A Pentecostal can't go with a Methodist, a Catholic with a Mormon etc. Etc. Etc. What would happen? Well the two conflicting doctrines would be arguing on which plan to teach the lost soul. Then the lost soul would be even more confused then he/she was before.

There are more than five hundred different denominational churches, just here in the U.S each teaching different doctrines, each with different forms of worship, each with different plans of salvation, and each wearing different religious names. There is no scriptural justification for this confusion, “For God is not the author of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Such cannot be pleasing to the Lord. God’s word says, “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” This is not happening is it?. We all are in conflict with one another, and the oneness that Jesus wanted.

Now there are literally hundreds of differing denominations, each with its own peculiar doctrine and practice which contradicts the Bible. How can any of these differing doctrines be true? They can't. Anything that contradicts or is different from the Bible is false doctrine so which one is true? The main reason for the religious division is man will not accept God’s word as final authority.

Jesus says in Matthew 16:18, “I will build My church”. The word “church” is singular, meaning one and only one and the word “My” is possessive, meaning it belongs to the Lord. The Lord only built His one church. Jesus never promised to build everyone there own denomination.

Every day in our lives we encounter occasions in which we have to identify certain objects. If we go to the supermarket to shop, and we return to the parking lot, we have to identify the particular vehicle that belongs to us. Ifa mother’s child becomes separated from her in a large crowd, she can provide an identifying description to those who may be able to locate that child.

Perhaps the most important application of that principle is this: Is it essential that we be able to identify the church of the New Testament — the one that God planned, and the one that Jesus purchased by the shedding of his blood? Is it important that one be able to identify that spiritual body? Can it be found in today’s world?
Tragically, many sincere religious people operate on the premise that it really doesn’t make any difference what church one belongs to, so long as it is under the general umbrella of “Christendom.” But is that a valid premise upon which to operate?

If the church is something important in the mind of God — and it is, the Bible indicates it was a part of the divine plan from eternity (Eph. 3:10-11), and because Christ shed his blood to buy it (Acts 20:28) — then surely it is important enough to need appropriate identification. One doesn’t just flip through the yellow pages of the telephone book, or he doesn’t just drive up and down the shady lanes of our communities, looking for a commodious church. Rather, the conscientious person wants to know, intellectually and biblically: “What is the church of the Bible? Where is it? Am I a member of it, or am I not?”

Let me give you another illustration, which I think will help put this matter into focus. Suppose one is asked to identify a mammal. What is a mammal? Well, you might consult several dictionaries. You might look at a more general dictionary, or you might want to reference a science dictionary. The definitions will be the same generally, with perhaps with a greater degree of detail in the scientific work.

Here is an abbreviated definition of a mammal. A mammal is a creature characterized by certain traits. It has hair. It is warm-blooded. And mammals nurse their young. The English word “mammal” derives from a Latin word, mamma, which is the term for breast, having to do with the suckling of the offspring.

A dog is a mammal. A dog has hair, is warm-blooded, and suckles its young. A cat is a mammal. Human beings are mammals — according to this definition. A whale is a mammal, having all three of these characteristics. But a bird is not a mammal. Though a bird is warm-blooded, it does not have hair, and it does not nurse its young. A caterpillar is not a mammal. A caterpillar has hair, but does not nurse its young. A mammal has allthe previously mentioned traits.

Here is the point of the analogy. There are many churches in our community which have some of the traits of the New Testament church. But just as a mammal is not a mammal unless it has all of the qualities that are mammalian, just so, a church is not the church of the Bible unless it consists of folks who have done precisely what God requires in becoming a Christian.

Moreover, to have Heaven’s sustained approval, a group of Christians must attempt to conform to those particular qualities that characterized the church as it functioned under the guiding hand of the inspired leaders of the first century.
Obviously, we don’t have the time to develop this theme at great length in this limited presentation, but let us at least survey the matter briefly. I want you to think very seriously; I want you to look into your heart, look into your life, look into your personal history, your experiences — and answer this question: “Am I a member of Christ’s church? Or am I simply a member of a church?”

Come.. join my site by clicking the register tab on the top right and become a member. Then you can join in with the social community and ask question, start a topic and socialize with members 
Thank you and God bless 
       


The purpose for creating this site is because of all the confusion we have, all religions say they have the truth. But there can only be one truth cant there?. We have no problem excepting that there is one truth in everything around us. We have no problem understanding that we have to obey the laws of the land. But when it comes to God and His truths and His laws we think "I know God made all of these laws and truths but he loves us so much he'll forget about all that". 

A Baptist cant go teach a lost soul God's plan of salvation with a Pentecostal. A Pentecostal can't go with a Methodist, a Catholic with a Mormon etc. Etc. Etc. What would happen? Well the two conflicting doctrines would be arguing on which plan to teach the lost soul. Then the lost soul would be even more confused then he/she was before.

There are more than five hundred different denominational churches, just here in the U.S each teaching different doctrines, each with different forms of worship, each with different plans of salvation, and each wearing different religious names. There is no scriptural justification for this confusion, “For God is not the author of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Such cannot be pleasing to the Lord. God’s word says, “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” This is not happening is it?. We all are in conflict with one another, and the oneness that Jesus wanted.

Now there are literally hundreds of differing denominations, each with its own peculiar doctrine and practice which contradicts the Bible. How can any of these differing doctrines be true? They can't. Anything that contradicts or is different from the Bible is false doctrine so which one is true? The main reason for the religious division is man will not accept God’s word as final authority.

Jesus says in Matthew 16:18, “I will build My church”. The word “church” is singular, meaning one and only one and the word “My” is possessive, meaning it belongs to the Lord. The Lord only built His one church. Jesus never promised to build everyone there own denomination.

Every day in our lives we encounter occasions in which we have to identify certain objects. If we go to the supermarket to shop, and we return to the parking lot, we have to identify the particular vehicle that belongs to us. Ifa mother’s child becomes separated from her in a large crowd, she can provide an identifying description to those who may be able to locate that child.

Perhaps the most important application of that principle is this: Is it essential that we be able to identify the church of the New Testament — the one that God planned, and the one that Jesus purchased by the shedding of his blood? Is it important that one be able to identify that spiritual body? Can it be found in today’s world?
Tragically, many sincere religious people operate on the premise that it really doesn’t make any difference what church one belongs to, so long as it is under the general umbrella of “Christendom.” But is that a valid premise upon which to operate?

If the church is something important in the mind of God — and it is, the Bible indicates it was a part of the divine plan from eternity (Eph. 3:10-11), and because Christ shed his blood to buy it (Acts 20:28) — then surely it is important enough to need appropriate identification. One doesn’t just flip through the yellow pages of the telephone book, or he doesn’t just drive up and down the shady lanes of our communities, looking for a commodious church. Rather, the conscientious person wants to know, intellectually and biblically: “What is the church of the Bible? Where is it? Am I a member of it, or am I not?”

Let me give you another illustration, which I think will help put this matter into focus. Suppose one is asked to identify a mammal. What is a mammal? Well, you might consult several dictionaries. You might look at a more general dictionary, or you might want to reference a science dictionary. The definitions will be the same generally, with perhaps with a greater degree of detail in the scientific work.

Here is an abbreviated definition of a mammal. A mammal is a creature characterized by certain traits. It has hair. It is warm-blooded. And mammals nurse their young. The English word “mammal” derives from a Latin word, mamma, which is the term for breast, having to do with the suckling of the offspring.

A dog is a mammal. A dog has hair, is warm-blooded, and suckles its young. A cat is a mammal. Human beings are mammals — according to this definition. A whale is a mammal, having all three of these characteristics. But a bird is not a mammal. Though a bird is warm-blooded, it does not have hair, and it does not nurse its young. A caterpillar is not a mammal. A caterpillar has hair, but does not nurse its young. A mammal has allthe previously mentioned traits.

Here is the point of the analogy. There are many churches in our community which have some of the traits of the New Testament church. But just as a mammal is not a mammal unless it has all of the qualities that are mammalian, just so, a church is not the church of the Bible unless it consists of folks who have done precisely what God requires in becoming a Christian.

Moreover, to have Heaven’s sustained approval, a group of Christians must attempt to conform to those particular qualities that characterized the church as it functioned under the guiding hand of the inspired leaders of the first century.
Obviously, we don’t have the time to develop this theme at great length in this limited presentation, but let us at least survey the matter briefly. I want you to think very seriously; I want you to look into your heart, look into your life, look into your personal history, your experiences — and answer this question: “Am I a member of Christ’s church? Or am I simply a member of a church?”

Come.. join my site by clicking the register tab on the top right and become a member. Then you can join in with the social community and ask question, start a topic and socialize with members 
Thank you and God bless 
       


The purpose for creating this site is because of all the confusion we have, all religions say they have the truth. But there can only be one truth cant there?. We have no problem excepting that there is one truth in everything around us. We have no problem understanding that we have to obey the laws of the land. But when it comes to God and His truths and His laws we think "I know God made all of these laws and truths but he loves us so much he'll forget about all that". 

A Baptist cant go teach a lost soul God's plan of salvation with a Pentecostal. A Pentecostal can't go with a Methodist, a Catholic with a Mormon etc. Etc. Etc. What would happen? Well the two conflicting doctrines would be arguing on which plan to teach the lost soul. Then the lost soul would be even more confused then he/she was before.

There are more than five hundred different denominational churches, just here in the U.S each teaching different doctrines, each with different forms of worship, each with different plans of salvation, and each wearing different religious names. There is no scriptural justification for this confusion, “For God is not the author of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Such cannot be pleasing to the Lord. God’s word says, “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” This is not happening is it?. We all are in conflict with one another, and the oneness that Jesus wanted.

Now there are literally hundreds of differing denominations, each with its own peculiar doctrine and practice which contradicts the Bible. How can any of these differing doctrines be true? They can't. Anything that contradicts or is different from the Bible is false doctrine so which one is true? The main reason for the religious division is man will not accept God’s word as final authority.

Jesus says in Matthew 16:18, “I will build My church”. The word “church” is singular, meaning one and only one and the word “My” is possessive, meaning it belongs to the Lord. The Lord only built His one church. Jesus never promised to build everyone there own denomination.

Every day in our lives we encounter occasions in which we have to identify certain objects. If we go to the supermarket to shop, and we return to the parking lot, we have to identify the particular vehicle that belongs to us. Ifa mother’s child becomes separated from her in a large crowd, she can provide an identifying description to those who may be able to locate that child.

Perhaps the most important application of that principle is this: Is it essential that we be able to identify the church of the New Testament — the one that God planned, and the one that Jesus purchased by the shedding of his blood? Is it important that one be able to identify that spiritual body? Can it be found in today’s world?
Tragically, many sincere religious people operate on the premise that it really doesn’t make any difference what church one belongs to, so long as it is under the general umbrella of “Christendom.” But is that a valid premise upon which to operate?

If the church is something important in the mind of God — and it is, the Bible indicates it was a part of the divine plan from eternity (Eph. 3:10-11), and because Christ shed his blood to buy it (Acts 20:28) — then surely it is important enough to need appropriate identification. One doesn’t just flip through the yellow pages of the telephone book, or he doesn’t just drive up and down the shady lanes of our communities, looking for a commodious church. Rather, the conscientious person wants to know, intellectually and biblically: “What is the church of the Bible? Where is it? Am I a member of it, or am I not?”

Let me give you another illustration, which I think will help put this matter into focus. Suppose one is asked to identify a mammal. What is a mammal? Well, you might consult several dictionaries. You might look at a more general dictionary, or you might want to reference a science dictionary. The definitions will be the same generally, with perhaps with a greater degree of detail in the scientific work.

Here is an abbreviated definition of a mammal. A mammal is a creature characterized by certain traits. It has hair. It is warm-blooded. And mammals nurse their young. The English word “mammal” derives from a Latin word, mamma, which is the term for breast, having to do with the suckling of the offspring.

A dog is a mammal. A dog has hair, is warm-blooded, and suckles its young. A cat is a mammal. Human beings are mammals — according to this definition. A whale is a mammal, having all three of these characteristics. But a bird is not a mammal. Though a bird is warm-blooded, it does not have hair, and it does not nurse its young. A caterpillar is not a mammal. A caterpillar has hair, but does not nurse its young. A mammal has allthe previously mentioned traits.

Here is the point of the analogy. There are many churches in our community which have some of the traits of the New Testament church. But just as a mammal is not a mammal unless it has all of the qualities that are mammalian, just so, a church is not the church of the Bible unless it consists of folks who have done precisely what God requires in becoming a Christian.

Moreover, to have Heaven’s sustained approval, a group of Christians must attempt to conform to those particular qualities that characterized the church as it functioned under the guiding hand of the inspired leaders of the first century.
Obviously, we don’t have the time to develop this theme at great length in this limited presentation, but let us at least survey the matter briefly. I want you to think very seriously; I want you to look into your heart, look into your life, look into your personal history, your experiences — and answer this question: “Am I a member of Christ’s church? Or am I simply a member of a church?”

Come.. join my site by clicking the register tab on the top right and become a member. Then you can join in with the social community and ask question, start a topic and socialize with members 
Thank you and God bless 
       


The purpose for creating this site is because of all the confusion we have, all religions say they have the truth. But there can only be one truth cant there?. We have no problem excepting that there is one truth in everything around us. We have no problem understanding that we have to obey the laws of the land. But when it comes to God and His truths and His laws we think "I know God made all of these laws and truths but he loves us so much he'll forget about all that". 

A Baptist cant go teach a lost soul God's plan of salvation with a Pentecostal. A Pentecostal can't go with a Methodist, a Catholic with a Mormon etc. Etc. Etc. What would happen? Well the two conflicting doctrines would be arguing on which plan to teach the lost soul. Then the lost soul would be even more confused then he/she was before.

There are more than five hundred different denominational churches, just here in the U.S each teaching different doctrines, each with different forms of worship, each with different plans of salvation, and each wearing different religious names. There is no scriptural justification for this confusion, “For God is not the author of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Such cannot be pleasing to the Lord. God’s word says, “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” This is not happening is it?. We all are in conflict with one another, and the oneness that Jesus wanted.

Now there are literally hundreds of differing denominations, each with its own peculiar doctrine and practice which contradicts the Bible. How can any of these differing doctrines be true? They can't. Anything that contradicts or is different from the Bible is false doctrine so which one is true? The main reason for the religious division is man will not accept God’s word as final authority.

Jesus says in Matthew 16:18, “I will build My church”. The word “church” is singular, meaning one and only one and the word “My” is possessive, meaning it belongs to the Lord. The Lord only built His one church. Jesus never promised to build everyone there own denomination.

Every day in our lives we encounter occasions in which we have to identify certain objects. If we go to the supermarket to shop, and we return to the parking lot, we have to identify the particular vehicle that belongs to us. Ifa mother’s child becomes separated from her in a large crowd, she can provide an identifying description to those who may be able to locate that child.

Perhaps the most important application of that principle is this: Is it essential that we be able to identify the church of the New Testament — the one that God planned, and the one that Jesus purchased by the shedding of his blood? Is it important that one be able to identify that spiritual body? Can it be found in today’s world?
Tragically, many sincere religious people operate on the premise that it really doesn’t make any difference what church one belongs to, so long as it is under the general umbrella of “Christendom.” But is that a valid premise upon which to operate?

If the church is something important in the mind of God — and it is, the Bible indicates it was a part of the divine plan from eternity (Eph. 3:10-11), and because Christ shed his blood to buy it (Acts 20:28) — then surely it is important enough to need appropriate identification. One doesn’t just flip through the yellow pages of the telephone book, or he doesn’t just drive up and down the shady lanes of our communities, looking for a commodious church. Rather, the conscientious person wants to know, intellectually and biblically: “What is the church of the Bible? Where is it? Am I a member of it, or am I not?”

Let me give you another illustration, which I think will help put this matter into focus. Suppose one is asked to identify a mammal. What is a mammal? Well, you might consult several dictionaries. You might look at a more general dictionary, or you might want to reference a science dictionary. The definitions will be the same generally, with perhaps with a greater degree of detail in the scientific work.

Here is an abbreviated definition of a mammal. A mammal is a creature characterized by certain traits. It has hair. It is warm-blooded. And mammals nurse their young. The English word “mammal” derives from a Latin word, mamma, which is the term for breast, having to do with the suckling of the offspring.

A dog is a mammal. A dog has hair, is warm-blooded, and suckles its young. A cat is a mammal. Human beings are mammals — according to this definition. A whale is a mammal, having all three of these characteristics. But a bird is not a mammal. Though a bird is warm-blooded, it does not have hair, and it does not nurse its young. A caterpillar is not a mammal. A caterpillar has hair, but does not nurse its young. A mammal has allthe previously mentioned traits.

Here is the point of the analogy. There are many churches in our community which have some of the traits of the New Testament church. But just as a mammal is not a mammal unless it has all of the qualities that are mammalian, just so, a church is not the church of the Bible unless it consists of folks who have done precisely what God requires in becoming a Christian.

Moreover, to have Heaven’s sustained approval, a group of Christians must attempt to conform to those particular qualities that characterized the church as it functioned under the guiding hand of the inspired leaders of the first century.
Obviously, we don’t have the time to develop this theme at great length in this limited presentation, but let us at least survey the matter briefly. I want you to think very seriously; I want you to look into your heart, look into your life, look into your personal history, your experiences — and answer this question: “Am I a member of Christ’s church? Or am I simply a member of a church?”

Come.. join my site by clicking the register tab on the top right and become a member. Then you can join in with the social community and ask question, start a topic and socialize with members 
Thank you and God bless 
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God’s Social Network is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Shannon Collins. God’s Social Network is a social networking website — a gathering spot, to connect with your people and discuss and debate God‘s Word. God’s Soci

God’s Social Network is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Shannon Collins. God’s Social Network is a social networking website — a gathering spot, to connect with your people and discuss and debate God‘s Word. God’s Soci

God’s Social Network is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Shannon Collins. God’s Social Network is a social networking website — a gathering spot, to connect with your people and discuss and debate God‘s Word. God’s Soci

God’s Social Network is a social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Shannon Collins. God’s Social Network is a social networking website — a gathering spot, to connect with your people and discuss and debate God‘s Word. God’s Soci

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