Why doesn’t anyone profess the denomination of the apostles in…

Why doesn’t anyone profess the denomination of the apostles in the Bible?

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  1. What do you mean by denomination. If money Roman coin. If religious a Jewish sect proclaiming Jesus as Messiah.

  2. There are no denominations in the Bible…just religions… Truth in Jesus Christ is known in the new testament as “The Way”.
    “Christian’s….followers of Christ” were first mentioned in the book of Acts.

  3. Man makes denominations; Christ just said to follow Him.
    I could be wrong in that answer, but I really like your question.

  4. It seems clear Christ set up a church organization with apostles and seventy and teachers and deacons ect to direct and help the saints.

  5. Technically there were denominations in the Bible, but Paul called them divisions. Paul rebuked people for these divisions and told Christ is not divided.

    1Co 1:10-31 KJ2000 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them who are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you says, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in my own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 And of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

  6. Maybe with different wording I have asked the same thing in much of my Christian life. I came to an answer through prayer and study in what could be consider “pre-denominational” partly through reading the early church fathers.

  7. You just made
    a post Asking a
    unanswerable Question,
    The real question
    is why didn’t you.

  8. When you get saved you follow Christ he is the one that died on the cross for our sins that is so we Are now disciples . The word Christian was a derogatory term given to the followers of Christ by unbelievers . The world Christian is mentioned only three times in the Bible

  9. 4have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil motives? 5Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? 6But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court? 7Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called? James 2:4

  10. Because Jesus and the apostles reject the doctrine of the Trinity that majority of “Christians” uphold today.

  11. They didn’t have a denomination yet. It was around 300 when people started calling them “Christians”
    They were still considered Jewish

  12. The concept of denominations are made up by man… or devition caused by evil if u get to the root to it. We are called to be followers of Christ, being one body in Him.

  13. We do. It’s called the Catholic Church. Except we aren’t a denomination. The one and only Church established by Christ and founded by the Apostles.

  14. Paul is the apostle to the gentiles sent directly by Christ Himself to us. Romans through Philemon are for our instructions.

  15. In the NT there were only city churches or areas. The Church of Ephesus. The Church of Smyrna. The Church of Galatia. All the Christians a city or region were the Church of the Thessalonians or the name of that area. There were many homes or places of meeting such as on a river bank or hall, often in secret because of persecution. Denominations aren’t ideal but better than one church under a pope. I myself was in Rome many years ago and saw the pope holding out his hand for people to kiss it and people were falling at his feet in worship, something which the Apostle Peter refused (Acts 10:26). It was an abomination. Unbecoming man worship. See Also Rev. 19:10. Denominations are good to police each other according to Mark Twain! But one day we may go back to the New Testament home meetings with a vision to reach our cities and regions and glorify God through Jesus Christ in His Spirit. Till then, I just love being with God’s people in a church or wherever!

  16. This is why

    1Co 1:10-31 KJ2000 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them who are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now this I say, that every one of you says, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ. 13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius; 15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in my own name. 16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 26 For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nothing things that are: 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 And of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the Lord.

  17. Jesus only left a church of about 120 people with Apostoles being the pionears He instrcted it to go all over the world and give birth to it’s own through teaching and baptizing in the name of father,son and holly spirit.It is after this that evil men began to form denominatios for the benefit of their own belly.so Jesus began a church but men made denomitions.

  18. Only one had a denominational title in the Bible…

    Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

    Mark 6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.

    Luke 7:20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?

    Luke 7:28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

  19. I think every denomination wants to believe that their denomination *is* the denomination of the Apostles.

    The rationalizations I’ve heard in this lifetime…oye…

  20. Don’t know. Honest question, not malicious or patronizing? Does it matter? If so, help me understand why.

  21. There are three groups that would see the profess the faith of the apostles. Due to the nature of apostolic succession those three would be the Catholic, Coptic and eastern orthodox. Maybe you could call them Pre-denominational

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