Author: Ron Graham
—AVM Video Clips
This index guides you to a selection of our video clips available from the simplybible YouTube channel (opened 1st September 2013). These videos are Bible lessons of less than ten minutes. They are excerpts from the Australian Video Ministry archive (circa 1980). They are a bit scratchy and worn, but you still may like them. The buttons below will take you to YouTube and open the video.
Jesus built his one true church on a rock 2000 years ago. Others have built many churches since. Which church should we belong to? His alone, or one of theirs?
Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane that his disciples might all be one. But they aren't, as this little town demonstrates.
There's only one true religion, not many. A lot of costly books were burned to make that very statement.
Many think that all religions that include God are valid. But the Christian scriptures insist that only one religion is true.
A false religion might have some things in common with the true, just as mud might have some things in common with chocolate. A child might eat mud thinking it is chocolate, and might even like the mud. But that doesn't make mud chocolate.
Why are there all these religions? It may seem strange, but the problem boils down to love. Not that people are unloving. But the object of their love is wrong.
A lukewarm love for Christ and for his truth is the underlying cause of a great many shames and failures of Christianity. A strongly burning love for Christ is what makes a true Christian and a true church. If we are not hot for Jesus, we are not for Jesus at all.
When people refuse to love the truth, they leave themselves no alternative but to believe the lie. But a love of the truth protects us from the lie and helps us find the true church.
A truly undenominational church would add nothing to their teaching and practice but what God has given. Therefore the would have nothing by which to divide God’s people.
It was prophesied that Christians would "be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall designate" (Isaiah 62:2). Very few denominations claim that their name fulfills this prophecy.
No denominational creed is “the seed of the kingdom” nor “the sword of the Spirit”. Creeds divide those who confess Jesus Christ.
Some people think that any religion is valid, provided that it's a "Christian" religion. Jesus, however started one Christian religion, not many.
It was prophesied that Christ's church would begin in Jerusalem. Any authentic church in the 21st century must replicate the undenominational pattern set by Christ when he established the church in Jerusalem and other places in the 1st century.
The true church of Christ should exist locally and visibly and there should be no divisions. Stop promoting denominations.