Are You Starting Another Denomination?

Our intent is not to start another denomination. There are hundreds of denominations within Christianity, and there is no need to start another one.

We understand that through the gospel God places every believer into the church as a member of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12, Eph 4:13).

The church is a spiritual union with each member and  authoritative Head of the body being Jesus Christ (Eph 5:23).  With Christ as our head and the Word of God containing our instructions there is no need to form a separate earthly hierarchy of authority apart from the leaders of local assemblies.

We have no pope, denominational president, CEO, or legal bind to any corporation or administration as members of the Body of Christ. God tells us that ‘there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.’ (Gal 3:28)

To receive salvation, a person must trust in the redeeming work of Christ on the cross for their sins, accept God’s grace apart from any work or personal performance, and so understand the gospel of the grace of God. When a person is saved they are ‘baptized into Christ’ and become a part of the Body of Christ.  This is a separate event from the their local church attendance, denominational membership, or other earthly legal associations (Gal 2:20, 1 Corinthians 12:13). Christ alone is our Head, Savior, and Lord.

Locally, Grace Ambassadors Bible Fellowship has formed a group of believers independent from other denominations in order to be able to freely teach and study the Bible rightly divided. Many denominations will not accept the teaching that you are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Many more reject the biblical teaching of mid acts dispensational right division.

As Christ’s ambassadors (2 Cor 5:20) we do not need a corporation or administrative hierarchy to perform our commission. We only need the Word of God and the spiritual understanding of God’s Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:11-12).

There are other like minded brothers and sisters with which we share ‘unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace’ (Eph 4:3). Yet, the Bible tells us to guard against those who would sacrifice sound doctrine in the name of peace, and to avoid those who cause divisions contrary to sound doctrine (1 Timothy 1:3, Romans 16:17).

The Bible asks each person to be fully persuaded in what they believe (Romans 14:5). We all are going to be held personally accountable to God for what we do, say, and believe (Romans 14:12). So then, we must each ‘study to shew ourselves approved unto God workmen that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth’ (2 Timothy 2:15).

We do not have all of the answers.  We stand in the grace that has been taught to us through the Bible and God’s Spirit without apology (Romans 5:2, Eph 3:1-2, Titus 2:11).

If you do not know what you believe or would like to learn how to better understand your Bible rightly divided then please peruse our website. Our site is constantly expanding.  If you do not find your question answered send us your question through our online form!

“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 15:5-6

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Published: Monday, May 30th, 2005
Last Modified: March 10, 2011