Jesus Prayed that all his disciples be ONE as He is One with the Father.
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. John 17:21
The Enemy knew that Unity among Christ’s Followers can remove his kingdom once for all. He, therefore, brought divisions in the ONE EKKLESIA that was built by Jesus Christ. We can see these kinds of division in the Church even during the time of Paul. Therefore we can say that anybody who works against that Unity is doing the bidding of the Enemy. Denominations are the tool used by the enemy to sow tares into the field of wheat. And we can expect it to continue till he comes. (Matthew 13:28-30).
Causes of Division
Paul recognized this work of the enemy right from the Beginning.
18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 1 Cor 11:18-19
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple. Romans 16:17-18
As a result of each division, there will be Two Groups. One Heretical and the other Approved. The Church of God has been undergoing this division since 2000 years.
One of Satan’s methods of deception is through the use of COUNTERFEITS (DENOMINATIONS). When dealing with people in the world, the general counterfeit of “good things” are enough to be appealing to most people who want a little “religion” to make them feel good. Many wrongly come to Christianity for this reason. It’s just a matter of which “religion” fits your lifestyle the most. Among Christians, Satan uses more specific counterfeits to draw them away from the truth.
If something that blatantly contradicted the Bible was presented to most Christians, they would immediately reject it. But, if it was “hidden” in something that appeared logical, reasonable, intellectual, and godly, most will accept it. It’s like going fishing. Not too many fish will bite on a bare hook, but cover it with the right kind of bait and you will catch a fish! Satan uses different types and amounts of bait in his fishing. With new Christians, he might use just a little truth formed over the tip of the hook to make his catch. With more mature Christians who have some experience with God’s Word, he might have to use a lot of truth mixed with a little error just to get a bite.
My concern in this area is with our understanding of good and evil, truth and error. The majority of the Christian Church believes evil is always perceived as the opposite of good. Many Christians trust their ability to tell the difference between good and evil because evil is obviously bad and can easily be identified by a simple comparison. While this is true in a few situations, overall it is not true. In 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, the apostle Paul warns us about one of Satan’s most devastating weapons of deception….”For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan, himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”
The below video will give you a concise picture of what happened over these years and how Denominationalism/Division is the work of the enemy. The last few minutes of the video has a message which may not apply to the topic we are discussing.
Now it is my privilege to share another video which can help you relate the issue that we have with TPM. It’s not addressed focussing on TPM. However, we can easily relate to how TPM works through this video. There are places where the audio is not of good quality, but it is worth your listening.
Decide for yourself if you would like to be part of the Dividing Group or Unifying Group. Ensure that you recognize the heresies that have brought about these denominations from the True Church(Ekklesia) of God and come back to be a member of that Original ONE New Testament Church. We have no hope if we think we can correct these denominationalists with their dividing spirits. Being a Denominationalist just means that you are enjoying being part of one of the harlots or her Mother the Mystery Babylon.
“Come out of her, my people! Run for your lives! Run from the fierce anger of the LORD. Jeremiah 51:45
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Rev 18:4
On the Flip side, you cannot be going on unifying with any Christian. There is much wrong teaching circulating in the Church. The reasons are many, but the prominent one is due to the emphasis on “unity”. To achieve this unity, a pressure is applied to receive almost any teaching that calls itself “Christian” and, with Satan and his ministers masquerading around as “ministers of righteousness,” it becomes difficult if not impossible to deal with it. Some of this false teaching has been around for a hundred years or more and, in some Christian denominations, is received on an equal level with the scriptures. So Judge Wisely.