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Why So Many Denominations? (part 2)

(continued from "Why So Many Denominations?" Part 1)

The True Church Keeps All of Jesus' Commandments

But the key to finding the right denomination and church to support your walking with Jesus in all of His teachings, is to study all the teachings of His word and find that church that teaches all that He taught.  One of the most important of the teachings of Christ is obedience to the ten commandments.  Jesus said, "If you love me, keep my commandments."  John 14:15.  See also Matthew 5:17-19 and Matthew 7:20-24.   He consistently taught that we should obey the commandments.

The True Church Celebrates Jesus on His Holy Day

Jesus also taught us by His own example to remember to keep the fourth commandment, the Sabbath, holy.  Luke 4:16.  Which of the churches is teaching this?  Jesus said that He made the Sabbath for man, and that He is Lord of the Sabbath."  Mark 2:27-28.  There is not one Scripture to be found anywhere where Jesus changed or invalidate…

Why So Many Denominations? (Part 1)

How many Christian denominations are there in the world?  According to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (2011), there are over 41,000 denominations identifying as Christian in the world today.  As a thinking person striving to follow Christ and to obey Him in all things, I would want to know which church is the right one to support my commitment to Christ.  That is to say, which church or denomination truly takes all the teachings of the Bible as the rule of faith and presents the Jesus Christ as the only Way to eternal salvation. 

Narrowing Down the Options

Trying to choose between 41,000 churches professing belief in Christ and in the Bible is challenging, to say the least.  But Jesus is the Shepherd and Bishop of our souls (1 Peter 2:25), and He has promised to lead us all in right paths as we seek to follow Him.  Let me start off by saying that, in every denomination that teaches salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, you will find sincere believers in Christ who…