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 Why have so many Christians rejected the traditional church organizations?



In some cases, people are being taught that only certain parts of the Bible are valid.  What is considered valid or not valid can vary widely across organizations.  Some organizations want to get rid of the creation account and what the Bible says about the age of the Earth.  Some want to get rid of apostles, prophets, and gifts of the Spirit.  Others want to get rid of speaking in tongues.  Some other want to get rid of everything the Bible says about marriage and sex.  Others want to get rid of what the Bible says about integrity in business.  Still others want to get rid of the parts of the Bible that tell them how to parent or how to love and respect their spouses.  Some people want to get rid of all the things that say that people have choices because their theology is fatalistic.  Others want to base salvation on self-effort because their theology is slanted that way.  There are many other such examples.  

 Here is what happens when these organizations say that one part of the Bible applies and another part doesn't apply:

  1. Younger people can see that if one part of the Bible is not valid the whole book is not valid.  They lose their faith and walk away.
  2. Every part of the pattern of Scripture that is missing or twisted has a detrimental effect.  The resullt is that people are spiritually starved and longing for fulfillment.
  3. Some people notice that the Scripture has been twisted and they set out to try to correct the situation in a home-church or some other perceived solution.  These solutions, unfortunately, almost always have their own twistings of the patterns of Scripture.  


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God has established the pattern of Scripture, for life and for the Church.

You can feel free to use the Contact Form further down on this page to ask any question regarding this pattern of Scripture. The Church, the Body of Christ, and discernment of this Body, is the method that God is using to finish the work in His Body. The Body of Christ, God's Temple, is built up by that which every joint supplies, building each other up in love, and the Temple must be built according to the pattern of Scripture.



We believe the Holy Scriptures teach:
  • The 5 apostolic ministries (Ephesians 4:11)
  • The nine gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10)
  • Local congregations overseen by elders and deacons (Titus 1:5)
  • Every member having and being a ministry in the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:11)
  • Being led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)
  • The gathering together of the Body of Christ (Genesis 49:10, John 17:21)

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End

If you seek God, you will find Him through His Son, Jesus.

Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which have been written in this Book.

John 10:35b the Scripture cannot be broken,


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