Perhaps you have wondered why so many different churches exist in the world today, each advocating a particular doctrine or viewpoint and sometimes differing on such fundamental issues as the plan of salvation. It can be frustrating and confusing trying to discern which religious group is truly following the Bible, but God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33). In fact, the Bible tells us there should be no divisions among us (1 Corinthians 1:10). It is clear that God’s plan for the church does not include denominationalism (John 17:20-21).

The Lord promised to build His church (Matthew 16:18), and the Apostle Paul informs us that there is only one body, or church (Ephesians 1:22-234:4). The Lord adds us to His church when we submit to the terms of the gospel and are saved (Acts 2:384147). At this point we are known simply as Christians (Acts 11:26). We do not wear the names of men to identify ourselves religiously, a practice the Apostle Paul clearly spoke against in 1 Corinthians 1:10-13.

Our desire is to follow the Lord’s instructions so we can be part of that one church! We realize we are ever learning and growing in Christ. Should we be mistaken on any point or issue, we pray our hearts will be tender enough to receive the truth and make the necessary changes.

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