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THE REASON FOR THIS
It has been brought to my attention that there is a web site
on the web that at first glance appears to link my name, Don Love, with the Mormon Church.
As anyone will see who checks out the web pages created by Don Love Ministries, we have no
affiliation with the Mormon Church. In fact, we are an independent ministry and have no
affiliation with any religious organization, be it Catholic, Protestant (Assemblies of
God, Baptist, Methodist, Pentecostal, etc.) or Mormon (the church that refers to its
members as latter-day saints).
We have made an image of the particular web site and attached it to
this page. The site was produced by an Australian search engine called Matilda which is
one of the largest and most popular search engines located outside the Continental USA.
[Needless to say--but we will--Don Love Ministries is grateful that Matilda has included
its pages on their engines for their engines are very fast and serve a lot of people.]
Apparently one of our web pages is being promoted on Matilda's web site alongside
sites affiliated with the Mormon Church. This probably came about simply because their
sites and ours are at the top of the sites being hit by surfers on the weband for
this we are also grateful.
A GOAL OF OUR WEB PAGES
But let me address why we feel the need for this disclaimer; for in so
doing I will be emphasizing one of the purposes for our web pages. I'm talking about
the fact that denominations with their hierarchy and structure are dividing and fostering
distrust among those who are doing their best to love God and to serve His Only Begotten
Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.
TOO MUCH DIVISION
One doesn't have to observe the church world long before it
becomes apparent that the many denominations (the word means divisions) with their
differing dogmas and creeds are at odds with one another and that they are very careful to
maintain their distance and their suspicions of one another. Sadly, all of this is to the
confusion and bewilderment of a world that the Bible says is lost and dying in their sin.
All of this must be to the dismay of God Who has commanded we believers to love one
another so that the world might see our unity and believe. And what are they to believe?
They are to believe the Gospel's account that God sent His Only Begotten Son Who was
born of a virgin and Who accomplished the death, burial, and resurrection that was written
DIVISIONS = DISOBEDIENCE
So not only are the differing denominations opposing one another with their divisions, but
they are also in disobedience to their God. As a result of their denominationalism, there
are new religious organizations constantly springing up on the scene that the
denominations label as "cults" because they have teachings and practices that
differ from theirs. It is sad that those who are denominationally minded do not realize
that a cult is defined as group whose teachings and practices conflict with what
the Bible teachesnot one whose teachings and practices conflict with their
"turned-in" dogmas and creeds. And it is also unfortunate that the
denominational leaders don't comprehend that their rebellion has nurtured an
atmosphere wherein "cults" and "perceived cults" are able to flourish.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GREAT
Unfortunately, many of the casualties of this hullabaloo of
confusion [and who is the author of confusion?] are the church members of the differing
organizations. For the most part, these are people who are sincerely trying to understand
and to please the God Who made them, the God to which they must one day give account for
what they have done in this life. These members are usually unaware that the leaders of
their organization or association have laid aside the great commission in order to
concentrate their efforts on maintaining the "hungry dinosaur" created by their
predecessors. [Could it be that their "job security" and their positions of
prestige are also a strong motivation?] How sad it is that the leaders of the dwindling
denominations do not comprehend that if they would only obey God and present His love as
is demonstrated in the death of His Only Begotten Son, that their churches would be full,
their jobs secure, and the author of confusion would be held at bay.
But let's go back now to my disclaimer. I AM IN NO WAY ALLIGNED WITH ANY DENOMINATION OR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION
AND NEITHER IS DON LOVE MINISTRIES. In fact, it is the intent of this ministry
to cause the leaders of the different denominations to look at their divisionsand
the fruit of those divisions. We would also ask the individual believers to examine the
fruit of the branch to which they are attached and ask themselves: "Is this a
soul-winning church? Am I growing to spiritual maturity in the liberty that is mine in
Remember Saints, the followers of Christ were already given a name in
the Bible, they were called "Christians" at Antioch and their hope was
"Maranatha. [come quickly Lord Jesus]" They did not greet one another with
"What church do you belong to?"
Think about it.
Yours in Christ,