How often have you considered why there are so many denominations in Christian, Jewish, and Islam? These three major belief systems all originated from Abraham’s seed. Which belief is the correct one? Each one will most likely say his is. Oh really? Let’s look at what has divided the people and why.
The one doing the dividing is non other than Satan, the serpent, the Slanderer, and accuser of man. Once you grasp what slander really is, you will understand how we got to where we are, divided.
One will ask, “How did we become so divided?” Easy, we followed man’s interpretations instead of God’s instructions. As I am writing to my Christian brothers I will use Christianity in a broad sense, as some denominations are closer to truth than others; not withstanding, all denominations have erred. And this does include Judaism and all other religions. Simply put, one God only gives one set of instructions. He is not a God of confusion:
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6
The Bible has many places were it alludes to the fact that not knowing what is in the Bible causes spiritual blindness:
“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Matthew 24:5
I see this referring to those denominations who say, “Believe in Christ – and let me tell you why our denomination is the right one and why you must join us to maintain your salvation.” They do this so that there will be a congregation to support the minister. Note: there has to be some belief that is different from other beliefs in order for you to join theirs. In most cases they will use Satan’s tactics of slander and lies, twisting the truth to fit their doctrine and your needs.
“They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.” 1John 2:19
Where is this leading? Do we realize that its Yeshua’s body that is divided? It is his Kingdom that is divided. Yeshua is not going to force any man to accept his kingdom over Satan’s kingdom. As things stand, most, if not all, of us have our feet planted in Satan’s kingdom, a mixture of God’s instructions with man’s customs. We need to repent and return to God’s instructions and stop mixing the profane with the holy.
“And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:” Matthew12:25
”Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” Philipians 2:2
We need to be one in Yeshua. We are not. How did this confusion happen? The slanderer, Satan, that’s how. We all fell into his trap. Let us look at how he accomplished this:
“Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:1-5
Satan is slandering God, and man buys into the slander. And so it is today. As a result we are destroyed for lack of knowledge. We will have no excuse because all truth and instructions are found in the first five books of Moses and confirmed in the rest of our Bibles. In fact it is Yeshua that established the Torah. We need to repent and return to God’s instructions and stop mixing the profane with the holy.
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17
See my article “Slander / Gossip” for more insight.
My own thoughts on closing: Adam and Eve desired to listen to Satan, thereby taking honor from God and giving honor to Satan. My question to all, “What has changed?”