However we must not loose sight of the fact that within most name-tagged segregated denominations there are people who have a genuine relationship with Christ and are members of His Body that are duped into the believing that the manipulation and control of the religious system is godly.
It is my conviction that believers who are aware of of the fallacy of denominational beliefs cannot significantly change the religious mindset and the apostasy of the denominational system from within the system. However, if the man-made doctrines rules and rituals are brought to light, they do not have to live in the deception that they are godly and must be agreed with, supported or adhered to. If you want to remain denominational, you ca, but don’t party to their sin.
Who is a believer? The scriptures declare that people are saved by faith, not by works, lest anyone should boast. We cannot judge if a person who identifies them self as a believer is really trusting in Christ or in their religion to save them. If they are trusting in their religion to save them they are no more part of the body of Christ than is a unbeliever.
Being a part of the Community of the Redeemed is initiated by a personal relationship with Jesus. This relationship does not depend on having all the correct theological doctrinal ducks in a row, but a correct understanding of the Gospel and the accomplishment of Christ through His death and resurrection will result in more fruitful relationship with God and with people.
What is wrong with the religious system way of being a believer?
All religious denominations contain, rituals and practices for man to become righteous enough to gain God’s approval by their own self-righteousness. The Grace Gospel is the complete opposite. Grace affirms that only Christ is righteous, and it is His righteousness appropriated to us that makes us righteous...not anything we do to attain it.
The Religion of Christianity cannot be distinguished from any other religion in the world in its quest for God...it is man’s way of finding God. No wonder Christianity as a religion will be willing to join with all the other religions of the world in that people think they are Christian just because it is part of their culture environment because they believe there is a God.
Those that trust in their religious good works to save them are self-deceived. If there ever was a religion that could allow man to fellowship with God it was Judaism but the requirement was to keep all of God's law. The laws of Judaism did not achieve salvation because man could never keep the whole law. Man's righteousness and good works can never bring about eternal life with God because man always falls short of the required perfection necessary to dwell in the presence of a Holy God.
The Community of the Redeemed.
Jesus being born fully man, yet being fully God perfectly fulfilled the law. He Himself had no sin but He paid the price for the curse on man under God's perfect law. Atonement for sin brought into the world by Adam's disobedience was paid for by the obedience of Jesus in going to the cross. He resurrection began a new creation and in doing so condemned the old fallen creation to its eternal destruction. Those who trust Him are born again into this new new creation of believers (the Community of the Redeemed). The Community of the Redeemed believe that God's promise to provide a Savior was fulfilled in His Son Jesus.
On the other hand, some denominations have become infiltrated by the spirit of Satan and many of the religious denominations have fallen away from the true faith and are following man-made-doctrines and they have created a God in their image rather than accepting that they were created in His image.