When divisions began over allegiance to men other than Jesus Christ, Paul asked: “Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?” (1 Corinthians 1:13 NKJV). There are religions that ignore or reject Jesus as the Christ. Apollos “vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ” (Acts 18:28 NKJV). It is ignorance of the Scriptures, not the Scriptures themselves, that has let people follow other religious leaders than Jesus Christ. The Scriptures reveal only One who had died “for our sins.” The Scriptures reveal only one “name” for people to be baptized into. Confusion has occurred over those who reject the Bible to uphold their own choices. God is not to be blamed, nor the Bible branded as causing religious division.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.
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