Showing posts from November, 2010

Jehovah Witnesses

Last night some Jehovah Witnesses stopped by my door. Many people can't stand them. Some slam the door in their faces, others talk about how they don't answer the door. Those who do talk to them often have stories of how they stumped them with a particular verse or that after talking to them they never come back. All in all most people view them as lesser people than themselves. Unfortunately most of these stories I have heard from people who also profess to be Christians.
Jehovah Witnesses should be admired for their dedication to their beliefs. It has to be difficult to know that people think of you in those terms and yet still come and knock on their door. I am sure some come out of fear of not earning God's favor and others out of concern for others. If only we as Christians were as dedicated as they are to our own beliefs, but who is to say they are not Christians? Over the years, as I have talked to Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons, I have noticed a trend that they both …

Right Doctrine

In Christianity there are many different sects or denominations as they are more commonly called. These sects are divided on some point of doctrine. In fact, some denominations even have the point of doctrine that they are known for right in their name, such as, Baptist. What should we make of all these different sects?

The most important thing that we need to keep in my mind is that God does not desire sects. Paul speaking on these things says, "He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God (Eph. 4:11-13)." God wants us to have the same mind when it comes to doctrine (Phil. 2:1-4). The thoughts expressed in these verses are hardly isolated, but embody one of, if not the greatest desire that God has for His church, namely, that we be one (John 17:21).

Knowing that God desires us…