Monthly Archives: December 2015

A Disregard of Doctrine: Sect Mentality

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As an introduction to our topic, we are going to define what Scripture means when it speaks of “divisions and heresies (sects).” When God condemns sect-mentality, does He means that all denominations should put aside differences and subscribe to the idea of Ecumenism so that Christianity has no more groups within itself? Though Scripture does not adhere to the idea […]

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Assembly Rivalry: When A Man Desires The Preeminence

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We have dealt with strife (“variance” in the KJV) as pertaining to contention and disunity between or among God’s people. Now we, in the King James at least, come to the word “strife,” which actually denotes rivalry in terms of prominence, preeminence, or position. The NIV translates the word “selfish ambition.” Young’s Literal translates it “rivalries.” The ASV translates it […]

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