After Jesus died on the cross, there was only one Christian church - Catholic.
Today there are numerous churches, with numerous religions. Christianity alone has numerous churches and denominations. Before Jesus died, He told Peter that He would build His church upon a rock,
“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it” – Matthew 16:18
Peter became the first pope. Once the church was built and established, it began to divide. Eventually leading to how it is today - multiple churches.
These differences can be in religion, like believing that Jesus wasn’t the Messiah, or the difference could be over whether not the people are baptized by full emersion or by sprinkling.
Christianity isn’t the same today like it once was.
People decided to pick and choose what they wanted to out of the original church and out of the Bible, and to start their own religions and churches, but Christianity is about being brothers and sisters in the kingdom of God, not being separated.
To Christians it is important to spread the Word, but not change the Word.
The more religions and churches there are, the more different the interpretations.
Many of the teachings are overlooked in order to bring more people to know God. But are we really showing people God if we simplify it for them and only tell them what they want to hear?
Very few churches are even about God anymore; they’re about hidden agendas, not about truth. Christianity has changed from a complete and uttermost relationship with Jesus to an “I can act however I want and still get to heaven” attitude.
People think that changing and progressing the church will bring more people into it, but it’s an act. Yes, you’re bringing them to your church, but are you really bringing them to know God? Can you really spread the word if you’re focused on growing your church? These are questions all the different denominations should think about.
The truth is, the church doesn’t need to be changed to bring people in. People are brought into Christianity because it’s God’s will and they want a relationship with Him, not because the church is “cool” or “hip”. If someone is becoming a Christian based on how “cool” the church is, then is his or her heart is probably not set on God.
Breaking into all these different, new churches is hurting Christianity more than helping it. “Christian” has become a relative term now. No one is going to want to become Christian if they don’t even understand the true meaning of it.
God’s Word doesn’t progress, so why should the church?