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Partnering with Believers

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

As followers of Jesus, we should be in partnership with other believers. Anyone who loves Jesus, who has turned from sin and placed their faith in Christ – they are on the same team with us. We need to be in partnership with them. 

Many of us come from a heritage that tried to divide people along denominational lines. Rightfully so, because there are some key doctrinal differences. The important thing is whether or not you know Christ. There are believers in every denomination who love Jesus, and I thank the Lord for that. 

When we get to heaven, we will not be segregated based upon our denominational preferences and experiences. We might look around, but we will not see the Methodists sitting over there, near something they could sprinkle. There will not be Episcopalians over in a corner, reading their prayer books. There will not be Catholics looking for the Pope. Of course, Baptists will not be standing in the river. There won’t be Charismatics jumping over the pews in heaven. 

Anyone who knows Christ, has surrendered to Jesus, and placed their faith in Christ will be going to heaven. You need to have peace with that, enjoy it, and embrace it. Embrace this because God wants us to be in partnership and companionship with other brothers in Christ. 

You could have some doctrinal differences, but as long as the common denominator is Jesus, those differences are not that important. You have heard me say it many times, but let me say it again: “That tag of denominationalism will either fall off in heaven or burn off in hell!” Once we leave this planet, denominationalism will not be the focus. You need to understand and embrace that. We need to be in partnership with other believers. We are together and we are going through the very same things together.

9 Comments

  1. Kelly on May 13, 2022 at 5:28 am

    Amen

    • Parris Mannion on May 13, 2022 at 5:45 am

      Thank You Pastor Dodd for reminding us to Love and “Embrace” each. and every brother and sister “In Christ !!”

  2. Betty Laughlin on May 13, 2022 at 7:02 am

    I was in a Bible study in the late 80s that had believers of different denominations and realized that what counts is a person’s faith in Christ. I am now in another Bible study that is being led by a Nazarene.we also have others of other denominations, too.

  3. Susette Loughney on May 13, 2022 at 7:20 am

    Amen.

  4. James W Howell on May 13, 2022 at 8:01 am

    Together As One. PRAISE The Lord Jesus Christ ! Amen.

  5. Leslie Fogleman on May 13, 2022 at 8:03 am

    I do a lot of door to door evangelism. This is one of the major issues I encounter every week on the street. It is so on point I posted part of this devotional on my Facebook today using my real name, Leslie Fogleman.

  6. Helen Callis on May 13, 2022 at 10:13 am

    I embrace God. Praise God he is so wonderful. I love him and I am so thankful for Jesus Dying on the cross and raising again for all of us. Thank you, Jesus, Praise Jesus. I love you amen

  7. Vanequa on May 14, 2022 at 1:50 am

    AMEN! Thank you father

  8. Mary vakoc on May 14, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Amen N Amen Thank You Jesus ✝️ TYJ

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