Why are there different Christian Churches?

In an ideal world this would not be the case. Paul exhorted believers in Christ to:

"keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3)

With evident passion he also exhorted:

"Therefore if there is  any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercies, Fulfill my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself."        (Philippians 2:1-3)

and yet, there are many different "types" of Christian churches (Bible, Pentecostal, Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and so on)!!!!

In some respects, there are differences because God's Word is deep and some things are difficult to understand. Christians are not perfect or uniform in their comprehension of the Bible.

For the most part, these churches all agree on many fundamental doctrines of the Bible, such as, the authority of the Bible, the deity of Christ and that salvation is by grace through faith alone but, there are also significant differences.

The Clonmel Christian Bible Church places an emphasis on Bible teaching and holds to a consistent literal interpretation of the Word of God. We seek to be reverent in worship and are consequently careful regarding our choice of music. Our purpose is to glorify God in every activity and every aspect of our lives.    

The Clonmel Christian Bible Church is distinct from the Word of Life and Fire on the Mountain Pentecostal Churches in that we do not believe "sign gifts" are for today. These include present day apostles and prophets; healing ministries or speaking in tongues. The teaching that the "Baptism of the Spirit" is a present day experiential work of the Holy Spirit manifest through the gift of tongues is unbiblical. 

The Clonmel Christian Bible Church is distinct from the Reformed Covenant Baptist Church in that we do not believe in "Replacement Theology" (the teaching that the church is "spiritual Israel" and that God is completely done with the nation of Israel). Neither do we believe is the general principal of interpretation that "spiritualizes" or re-signifies the text of the Bible. As a result, the distinct nature of the church and rule of life for the believer is confused. Furthermore, God's Word concerning future things is misunderstood.

We extend an invitation to the pastors of these churches to sit down and examine these matters in the light of God's Word. 


The Roman Catholic Church is not Bible centred Church. It is contrary to many of the clear and fundamental teachings found in the Word of God.