We owe allegiance to no man Mean?

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Hi C____,

Thank you for taking the time to write.
You said you were reading the ‘About Us’ page, and you ask this question:

Like you, I am just where the Lord, “who is working all things after the counsel of His own will”, has me (Eph 1:11). Where He has brought me is to become aware of the fact that not one single denomination has remained faithful to His word. If they were faithful then their ‘statement of beliefs’ would be the entire Bible, and no one would dare attach themselves to any denomination of men.

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
1Co 1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
1Co 1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

Paul asks the rhetorical question “Is Christ divided?”, to which the answer is an obvious and absolute, no! Christ is not divided, but Christian denominations are. So while I am not quite sure what you mean by “some carte blanche statement” I can assure you it is a statement of fact. We put the Word of God ahead of all man- made creeds which leave off the “every word” part of Christ’s “statement of beliefs” to the adversary in Mat 4:4.

You say:

Yes, we do have regular weekly Bible studies via ustream, and we have fellowship almost every night of the week by phone conference calls. But we are a very widely scattered flock as the Lord said that any who followed Him would be:

Mat 26:31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.

There are local studies which are listed on the right side of the home page, but they are very few, and they are “scattered”. Christ’s words “Where two or three are gathered together in My name I will be in the midst” is just as true today as it was the day He first uttered those words.

Mat 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

The words of Stephen are just as true today as they were the day he was stoned by the church of his day.

Act 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

Both of those are true statements we will do well to believe. But when you do, then rest assured that these words will also be true:

Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

“For My name’s sake” means ‘Because you obey me’, and you simply cannot obey Christ while proclaiming that Christ is divided into 30,000 plus denominations of men with conflicting ‘statements of beliefs’.
The argument ‘So you think you are right and everyone else is wrong” simply is not constructive. If you see where anything is wrong on this website, please point that out and we will go from there. The very fact that Christianity is the largest religion on planet earth, is simply a witness to the fact that “many are called but few are chosen”.

Mat 22:14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

I hope that helps to clear up what I meant by “We owe allegiance to no man or church group”. You will find that every paragraph of every letter or article on the iswasandwillbe. com website is followed by the scriptures to bolster the statements of the preceding paragraph, just as in this exchange. Your question did not “come off as condescending” and I too, like to know who is the author of anything I am reading.
I also hope you will be granted to continue reading our site and asking questions as needed.
Your brother in the rejected Christ,

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