Blight of Denominationalism by John J. Wipf – Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway

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What purpose do all religions serve?

There are only two destinies after we die.

Do you feel like there is something missing in life?

Is Jesus Christ more than what is portrayed by status quo Christianity?

Enjoy an Exclusive Excerpt

“Denominationalism” in this book refers to groups of people who mostly stick to their name or doctrines and are not interested in most other groups. If you don’t fit their mold you will be brought to heel by peer pressure, or you’ll be broken in some other way. If that doesn’t work, you will be cast out as soon as the occasion presents itself. I am happy to say that we survived denominational breaking and are freed from the chain of manmade organization.

The blight (disfigurement, disease, stain, scar, blot, affliction) of denominationalism has been brought on by Christian leaders who do not die to self, and do not give up all for Christ. It comes in large part from the pride that a pastor or leader gets from thinking he is something if he is a leader in his denominational church.

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done
through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness
of mind let each esteem other better than
themselves [emphasis mine].

Church leaders or laymen should not think that they are important just because a church’s leadership, which they think so highly of, has placed some confidence in them and put them in a respectable position. It’s an abomination to Jesus Christ the way pastors are operating, lifting up one another and protecting themselves, no matter if it goes against the Word of God or not. Denominationalism is one of the great downfalls of Christianity.

About the Author: John Wipf was part of the Hutterite religion for 18 years and was a member, college student, and a part time missionary in the Baptist denomination for 10 years. Other points of interest include:

● Five years of theological studies (Baptist)
● Mission work in Canada, Costa Rica, Panama, and Sri Lanka (Baptist)
● Independent mission work in west central Manitoba, Canada (present)
● Founder/CEO of a company that installs fertilizer and grain handling equipment in the prairies of Canada (present)
● Husband and father of 2 boys and 2 girls, and 1 taken to heaven before birth, and 1 on the way.

John Wipf married Faith in June 2013. Our goal is to start a cattle ranch (as a retreat) to help people with their relationship with Jesus Christ and to tell people about the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Faith Wipf was born and bred a Baptist for 32 years. She then left with her “Honey Bear” John to begin their independent ministry. She is currently very busy raising four crazy, wonderful children and looking forward to waddling during the next few months. Homeschooling and the “dreaded” housework fill her days.

In the Blight of Denominationalism we cover part of our journey from religious bondage to true and free freedom in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Also covered in this book there are summaries of my study on some of the world’s renowned religions.

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  3. Susan Smith says

    Sounds like an interesting book. I like the cover.

  4. Great excerpt

  5. This sounds like a great read and I love the cover too.

  6. I love the cover and think the book sounds great.

  7. Great excerpt and giveaway. 🙂

  8. nice cover

  9. Marisela Zuniga says

    I enjoyed reading the excerpt, thanks for sharing

  10. Michele Soyer says

    This is a book I must read – thank you.

  11. Sounds like a great read

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