The Church of Christ is indeed a representation of the body of Christ on Earth (Rom. 12:4-5) “For as we have many members in one Body, and all members have not the same office, so we being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Church is the body of Christ, and Christ being the head of the Church. 1 Corithians 12:12 says “For as the body (Church) is one, and hath many members (denominations) of that one body (church), being many, are one body: so also is Christ”.
The Church of Christ irrespective of denominations must come to realization of the fact that being a denomination under the church of Christ, we are of one body, because Christ is the Head.
Any Church or denomination that the Head is Christ is regarded as a Church, and criticism as regards what a denomination has, and what another denomination lacks must be stopped.
The member (denominations) of the body (Church), whose Christ is the head says to another member, i have no need of you (1 Corinth 12:14-28).
Each denomination fails to understand that there are some things much more pronounced in one church than the other.
*A denomination may be gifted through the founder to pronounce the Activity of Christ through prayers, while the same denomination understands less about real worship.
*A denomination may be gifted in using praises using several musical instruments including drums, while another may not use drums.
*A denomination may be gifted to use material things (Handkerchief, Oil, Water, Candles, Incense etc) to carry out spiritual assignments like healing, and several working of miracles.
* A denomination may have the ministration of Angels of God pronounced in their church than other churches.
No denomination has it all. As a matter of fact, each denomination of the Church of Christ has its own specificity and makes her distinct in her operation. Therefore please stop the criticism; we are ignorantly working against the Church (Body of Christ).
*The Orthodox churches would preach against the Pentecostals because the Pentecostals don’t follow their pattern of worship. The Pentecostals also preach against the Orthodox, saying they are using old testament doctrines (as in the use of incense, candles etc). The Angelic Churches (Celestial Church of Christ and Cherubim and Seraphim) preach against the Pentecostals, and vise versa.
We keep on criticizing ourselves, not promoting the church.
No denomination has it all. We are all members of thesame body having different offices but Christ is the Head of all.
It must be known to all pastors, shepherds, Evangelists, and men of God that preaching against other churches is bad. This is what the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) should work on…We are divided in Christendom, and that’s the reason why we cannot stand the enemies. A house divided against itself will surely fall.
No denomination is perfect. A lot of things which are against words of Christ are happening in churches, not just in one denomination. Criticism is not a way of correcting wrongs.
Stop preaching against other churches. Let’s come together and understand why we have different churches. If it was not God’s plan, he would have made the whole Christians to be in one denomination. I heard someone preaching one day, and he said “Only his church is the church of Christ, other churches are fake”….Just because he named his church ‘Church of Christ'” This should not be.
Stop the criticism! Focus on where you are, so far it is a Bible believing Church, and they call upon Christ Jesus.
Finally, always pray for The Unity among the Church of Christ.
I know you have your comments (against and support)….You are free to share your own opinion
Please pass and share this with all Christians, Pastors, Evangelists etc.