Which Denomination Has It Right?
If there’s one thing that really gets me fired up it’s Christians arguing over which denomination has it right and which has it wrong. I’m not going to point fingers because both sides are guilty. I do however have a suggestion for any Christian that wants to tell another Christian that they don’t have it right. Shut your mouth. I think you might find that said a little bit nicer in the bible. Something about let he without sin cast the first stone. Yeah you know who you are, and you know you’re wrong when you’re doing it. If this whole Christianity project pans out, after we kick the big one there’s only one person that’s going to be telling each person if they had it right or wrong, and I’ll give you one guess who that is NOT going to be. Yep, you!
So let’s just keep this simple. If you are a Christian maybe you are on the left, believing in sola scriptura, or in the bible alone. Instead you could be on the right, believing in tradition as well as the bible. Perhaps you are somewhere in the middle or maybe you don’t know your faith well enough to know where you stand at all. That’s all fine and well. But there’s one thing that you all believe and in the grand scheme of things it’s really the only important piece. You all believe in salvation, and you all believe that it is attained by faith, through Christ alone. Period, bottom line, end of story. So if you’re the type that likes to pick apart other Christians – the people who are supposed to be your brothers in sisters in Christ – then I say to you again, STOP BEING ANNOYING! Otherwise you may get added to my list of most irritating personality types. Catholic or not Saint John Paul II said it best when he spoke of the difference in denominations saying, “What unites us is far greater than what divides us.”
A final point that I find interesting is the vast number of denominations out there that all think they are right. According to ChurchRelevance.com, who has a very interesting article breaking down the number of adherents to each major denomination (you can read it by clicking the name of their site in this sentence), a new denomination is formed every 10.5 hours. That’s more than two new denominations per day on average. It’s crazy to me that more than twice a day somebody thinks they are important enough to decide nobody else has it right and form something brand new and call it right. Regardless I still believe that any person of faith should be able to freely believe whatever they want without having to be judged by any other person.