A Denomination Is No Longer Effective When…

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Jesus didn’t establish denominations, he established the Kingdom. Jesus didn’t die and conquer death for policy, he did it for people. Believers created denominations and political order to make sense of the unimaginable grace that Jesus gifted us. Sometimes denominations are wonderful organizations that help build the Kingdom and extend that grace, while other times, denominations become derailed and ineffective, protecting the organization instead of the mission. No doubt there’s a cycle of effectiveness, but the question is: Do we allow ourselves to recognize, filter, and change, so as to pursue being effective again, or do we ignore problems, retreat, and remain, so as to protect what once was safe and familiar?

A Denomination Is No Longer Effective When

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7 Things the Church Pretends are Biblical

When Tradition Collides with Scripture

Reading Time: 8 minutesI often joke about our traditions by saying they are found in the book of Hezekiah. I’ll quote a chapter and verse and tell them to look it up later. By the way, it’s difficult to find when there’s no book of Hezekiah to begin with.

7 Things the Church Pretends are Biblical

My point — we hold on to many traditions (or preferences) as if they’re founded in Scripture, when in reality, they really aren’t. Have you noticed how the Church does this?

I’m sure there are more than seven, but let me start off by sharing them.

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