Although denominations are allowed (Romans 14:3) and decentralized churches are encouraged (Mark 9:38-39), many would agree it’s not ideal for unity (I Corinthians 1:10). The following details the strengths and weaknesses of the various churches.
Why did God allow denominations?
Although denominations are allowed (Romans 14:3) and decentralized churches are encouraged (Mark 9:38-39), many would agree it’s not ideal for unity (I Corinthians 1:10). God allowed these divisions because they allowed various truths about God to flourish and not die out due to church pride. Evangelicals boldy preach the Word (II Timothy 4:2) and have a personal relationship with Jesus (John 15:15). Charismatics ecstatically pray to the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20) and prophecy into others’ lives (I Corinthians 14:1). Catholics revere the Holy Father in the Eucharist (Luke 22:19) and evangelize as the largest denomination (II Timothy 4:5). Orthodoxy’s rich history stays true to their soul (I Corinthians 11:2), and are loyal through baptism to the King (Acts 8:12).
South America, Europe
Ministry (Eph. 4:11)
Apostles and Prophets
Apostles and Teachers