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Should people name churches after themselves?

Yes - there is no problem with this as long as Jesus is the center of the church
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No - Man's name has no place on a church of the living God
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Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by bibleman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:47 am

Should people name churches after themselves?
This was posted by Gazza Macca on "Dake Bible Discussion" on facebook.

Mat.17:1-8; The vision that Peter, James and John had on the mountain where Jesus was transfigured in their presence, also the appearance of two of the greatest men of the old testament....one from heaven, Elijah and one from Abraham's bosom, Moses.
Now notice Peter's reaction to this vision, he wanted to build a tabernacle (church) for each of them, the church of Jesus, the church of Elijah and the church of Moses....
Just like mankind in general when confronted with a great man or woman of God who has great power in the Holy Spirit with signs following....... they build a church with their name blazoned up front to show they follow that person's teachings....

Listen to what Father God said to Peter.....This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, HEAR HIM.........

God is still telling us to hear Jesus, no one else.
Do not put anyone, no matter how anointed they are, OVER JESUS......God's Word, the Word of God, Jesus Christ comes first and last in all things...

Notice when Jesus touched them and said, Arise, and do not be afraid. When they lifted up their eyes they saw no one but Jesus Only........

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Re: Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by Grandfather » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:58 am

From the title of your post... "Should people name churches after themselves" I would generally say NO. However, naming a church after oneself is different than having a church named after someone.



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Re: Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by luchnia » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:31 pm

No. I don't think the body of Christ should be done that way.

To take this further, why did folks change what Jesus and the disciples and apostles taught about the Church? Today you have the denoms, titles, and tags, etc. It is like a pot of soup mixed up, whereas biblically it is the location that distinguishes the Church. To the Church at (fill in location here).

I think much of what man does is from the divisiveness they have in wanting to be the exception from everyone else, instead of looking at it as the "called out" in a certain locale. I remember a lady once tellling me, "You have finally found the one true church here at church blah, blah, blah." Some years later after I learned the Church is His body of called out belivers, I realized what a bunch of nonsense that was.

I really wonder what Jesus would say about this junk we have today. One day I sure we will find the answer to that. This does not mean that men meant bad by naming the buildings as they do, it most cases it is simply out of ignorance.


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Re: Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by Spiritblade Disciple » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:53 pm

I think that clearly naming a church helps people.

I would definitely want Branham Tabernacle named clearly after him so that it is clear what kind of church that it is.



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Re: Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by branham1965 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:50 pm

God moved mightily through Grace Cathedral.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries ,Oral Roberts Ministries,LeSEA after Dr.Sumrall,Jimmy Swaggart Ministries ,Kenneth Hagin Ministries....and Brother Branham of course.

They all have their names on their ministries.

Lutherans named their church after Martin Luther.



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Re: Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by Spiritblade Disciple » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:54 pm

Great points, Billy.



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Re: Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by branham1965 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:31 pm

Thank you Roger.I appreciate that.

Spiritblade Disciple wrote:
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Great points, Billy.



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Re: Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by bibleman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 pm

branham1965 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:50 pm
God moved mightily through Grace Cathedral.

Kenneth Copeland Ministries ,Oral Roberts Ministries,LeSEA after Dr.Sumrall,Jimmy Swaggart Ministries ,Kenneth Hagin Ministries....and Brother Branham of course.

They all have their names on their ministries.

Lutherans named their church after Martin Luther.
That is "Ernest Angley's Grace Cathedral."

Yeah Billy I know men do it... People don't go to Hell for naming a building after themselves but me personally, I wouldn't do it.


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Re: Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by Grandfather » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:06 pm

bibleman wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Yeah Billy I know men do it... People don't go to Hell for naming a building after themselves but me personally, I wouldn't do it.
Would you consider the DAKE BIBLE BOARD or the DAKE BIBLE in the same category? Why or Why not?



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Re: Should people name churches after themselves?

Post by bibleman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:17 pm

Grandfather wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:06 pm
bibleman wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Yeah Billy I know men do it... People don't go to Hell for naming a building after themselves but me personally, I wouldn't do it.
Would you consider the DAKE BIBLE BOARD or the DAKE BIBLE in the same category? Why or Why not?
No I would not consider this discussion board the same as a church.

Why not? A lot of differences for sure. What differences would you say.


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