Response To This Question "if Jesus Said In Matt 12 Vs 25 That House That's Divided Cannot Stand. Why Does Christianity Has So Many Denominations"

Look at the context of that scripture. Jesus had just cast out devils from a demon-possessed man. The Pharisees murmured and said Jesus performed this miracle by the power of the devil.

Instead of saying, "Guys, do you realize how stupid what you just said sounds?" He sai, "If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?"

In other words, the devil is not going to work to thwart his own evil plans.

In terms of your question about the many sects of Christianity as a house divided upon itself. I think you hit upon something very important. While all of these churches and belief systems profess a belief in the saving power of Jesus, and some will claim that any differences of doctrine are inconsequential, the message of "mainstream" Christianity is extremely conflicting.

Some say that we are litterally the children of God and heirs to God's kingdom, some litterally believe the words of Paul "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." Others say we are little more than God's playthings created of for his personal amusement and that we can never hope for anything more.

Some believe firmly in Martin Luther's concept of "sola scritura" that an interpretation of the modern Bible cannon is the only way to understand God's will. Other's believe what is actually printed in the Bible, that God is His own interpreter and only by communicating with God can man know God's will. Yet others contend for the position of Apostolic authority, that God has given his power to one man to lead the church.

Some believe what Jesus taught through word and example that baptism by water and the gift of the Holy Ghost is a requirement to enter the kingdom of God. Yet many others contend that baptism is merely a nice gesture but not actually necessary.

Some believe the teachings of Paul and James that religion is meaningless unless we love our fellowman and demonstrate true charity. Others who call themselves Christians rally in hate groups to condemn and judge the wicked, forgetting Jesus' teaching that there is none good but God.

Some believe in obedience to God's commandments, repentance, and forgiveness of sins for those who exercise faith in Christ. Others teach that man has no free will, and that it does not matter if we choose to do good or evil, because if we are among the "chosen" we'll be saved regardless of our sins.

Some believe that Christ's atonement was universal and applies to all who believe on His name and repent of their sins. Others think Jesus saving power is limited to a select few only.

In other words, yes, modern Christianity is a house divided, and this house shall fall, and great shall be the fall thereof. When Christ returns, not all who have said "Lord, Lord" shall enter into His kingdom.
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2 Responses Sep 10, 2012

There is one Bible as there is one Messiah and one Supreme God.
The illustration Jesus gave of the roads is also quite powerful clear and sobering; he spoke of two roads one is broad and spacious and leads off into destruction-- the other is narrow and few are the ones finding it.
Bible truth though making many points pales in comparison to all of the false "points" and false teachings that aren't in harmony with God such as the Trinity and hellfire.(some of the many God dishonoring teachings stemming not from the Bible but from Babylon.)

I think the church is divided because it is based on a worldly premise; that the Bible (a physical object) is the instruction manual for life, passed down by God "him"self. Words are the most awkward and inaccurate way that God communicates. Especially coming from a source nearly 2000 years old, every person that tries to interpret the Bible will come up with something different. This is self-evident, but for example, take any of Shakespeare's works. The language of today is used so differently as to make those plays all but inscrutable without the aid of some professional translator (whose translation is certainly at odds with others'), and that is from words used less than five hundred years ago IN ENGLISH! The Bible was written four times that long ago, in another language! Talk about building your house on the sand.