That is the question I got at a session meeting. The KMGC session asked me to speak at their church retreat. They expressed their concern of various church members being divisive, which was generating some conflict. Then they turned to the rookie pastor, "Hey, why dont you speak on this topic?" Then they dropped the age old of question of how to bring unity in a diverse church. Then they gave me 30 minutes to solve the question. Sigh. See below for my rookie attempt to solve
"What is the biblical basis or wisdom in forming denominations?"
This was one of 370 questions I had to answer for my written ordination exam.
This was one of the many questions that helped me hone my own convictions about my faith, my view of the church, and my view of missions.
My gut feeling was "There is no biblical basis!" Then, I thought, "Why am I then in the PCA/MTW?" Most likely, many of you may felt the same way. Often, many reject the concept of denominations