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READ: 1 Cor.1:12
PURPOSE: To stem the tides of denominationalism among us.
Are we another denomination?
THREE THINGS... MAKE DENOMINATION
1) It's Name}
2) It's Creeds} Are they scriptural?
3) It's Officers & People}
To denominate==to name, call by name.
To tolerate a thing so long is to fall into it.
I am afraid that is becoming so among us. Brethrenism
We are the B. Would we say," we are the Saints--Disciples--Believers"
What matter anyway? ? ?
God has put special honour upon the Name of Christ.
Heb 1:4 (more excellent name) Phil 2:9
Saved by the Name Acts 4:12
Baptized unto that Name 1Cor 1:12 Called by that name James 2:7
Gathered to that Name Mt. 18;20
Preached in that Name Acts 9:27
Whatsoever...... Col 3:17
Phil.==Not denied my Name Rev 3:8
illust: Going to France--calling my self a Cuban==denying Canada
My wife--Mrs Brown or Jones
Acts 11:26==Called "CHRISTIANS"
Are we dishonouring His Name?
Intro.. we believe this....articles
There is only one creed--BIBLE
Three times--Deut 12:32--Pr. 30:
Rev. 22: not to add or take away
1-Our creeds are from the word
2-Our creeds have more than...
3-Our creeds are the same as...
Are we dishonouring the Word of God?
Is there a Clergy--laity among us??
Clergy==a good bible word 1 Pet 5:3
"kleros"' God's heritage
Deeds of Nicolaitanes Rev 2:6
WE OUGHT TO BE AWARE OF THIS EVIL
BECAUSE the Name;
1) Dishonours the Name of the LORD--Psm 20:5 our banners in...
2) Divides the body of Christ
Eph 4:2 Keep the unity.....
3) Disobedience to His word.
OUR IDENTITY IS IN HIS NAME
Paul an example to all 1 Tim 1:14
Three things about His Name
READ=== Acts 9:14-16
"CALL"--32 times--11 "surname"
"BEAR"--"take up with the hand" to put upon one's self