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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Denominationalism

John 17:21-23

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. Our passage gives greatest testimony to world
    • 2. Denominations started a long time ago.
  • I. DEFINING A DENOMINATION
    • A. What Is a Denomination?
      • 1. Something more than something named
      • 2. Think of the denominations in our country alone.
    • B. What Is Denominationalism?
      • 1. Name given to distinguish you from othr denominations
      • 2. Problem in Church
    • C. What Is Interdenominationalism?
      • 1. All denominations accepted
  • II. WHY DENOMINATIONALISM IS WRONG
    • A. Unscriptural
      • 1. Acts 20:17, 28; 1 Peter 5:1-2
      • 2. Conferences, synods, etc., wrong
    • B. Anti-Scriptural
      • 1. 1 John 17:20-23; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 3:3-4; Ephesians 2:14-16
    • C. Harmful to Cause of Christ
      • 1. John 17:21
  • III. NEED TO LISTEN TO SOME OF THEIR ORIGINATORS
    • A. Martin Luther
    • B. John Wesley
    • C. Charles Spurgeon
  • Conclusion



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