What does the church have that’s worth keeping? The Bible.
What else? Nothing.
Not buildings, not doctrines (churches are always disagreeing about it anyway), not sacraments (they don’t agree about those either) – and certainly not hierarchy (priests, pastors, popes, bishops, overseers, and every other kind of human rule you can think of). All these things are useless. They’re worse than useless: they’re dirty bath water.
Why then is the Bible the one thing worth keeping? Because it is the word of God, telling us about Jesus Christ – the one true God.
It’s true that the Bible says that because of Jesus everyone is going to heaven, but it’s also true that judgment is upon us. Therefore, repent of your sins, but repent before God – not before people. Call on the name of Jesus now and live for Him, so that when you die you can face Him gladly and without shame.
Hold fast to the baby (who is no longer a baby!), and throw out the bath water.
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus to those who want to hear about Him without having to join something.