"Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand." Matt. 12:35
"If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand." Mark 3:24-25
"Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls." Luke 11:17
And...so the church said, "I know! Let's create denominations!"
"...number of parts into which one whole is divided..."
Church people like to think of themselves as "kingdom people," right? They will say this because Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world." Right?
So, just where did we get the idea that "denominations" (parts that divide a unit) were a good idea to help build God's kingdom when Jesus said that even satan is smart enough not to divide his kingdom or it would fail?
"If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself;
how then will his kingdom stand?"
Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste...
I see a lot of talk these days among churchgoers about the world "falling apart" around us...well...gee...makes me think maybe Jesus meant what He said...and that the problem isn't the world not caring what God has to say about how we are to live...but might just be..."the church" not caring what God has to say about how we are to live...