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Adding to Worship
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Why Churches Are Divided
Women Preachers
Why Churches Are Divided
Churches did not get divided because of what is in the Bible, but over things that are not authorized (or even mentioned) in the Bible. God is perfect, and His will doesn't need man-made enhancements. Here are some examples.

No scripture Only scriptures in opposition
Belief that the "Sinner's Prayer" saves Church creeds (Matthew 15:9)
Benevolent, educational, & missionary societies Faith in the preacher rather than the scriptures (2 Timothy 4:3,4)
Church buses used for entertainment
Church cafeterias (fellowship halls) Once saved, always saved (also known as perseverance of the saints) (James 5:19-20)
Church choirs
Church gymnasiums and Life Centers Unconditional election (also commonly called predestination)
(1 Timothy 2:4)
Instrumental music (No N.T. scriptures)
Youth ministries and directors Women preachers (1 Timothy 2:12)

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