In my posts here at Nickel Boy Graphics, I’ve tried as best as I can to not be denominational. Yet I know that there are most likely things that I say that will unknowingly be slanted to one denomination or another. I seriously want whatever I share here to focus on Jesus Christ. I’m trying to understand my Christian faith better, and so I can learn something from any of them as long as the focus is on Jesus Christ.
With March Madness coming up soon, I had thought about doing a special comic strip series titled “Denomination Domination!” It would have brackets representing different denominations and denominational stands on different things like baptism, salvation, you name it. (For those of you who are unfamiliar with March Madness, it’s a U.S. college basketball tournaments held over a period of several weeks.)
I thought it would be kind of cool to have two guys in a locker room going back and forth over different denominational differences while fighting over a pair of boxer shorts…because really who in their right mind is going to fight over a pair of boxer shorts?!? (The drawing is based on a 1950’s advertisement. It just had a “What were they thinking?” quality about it to me.)
Here’s all that really should matter:
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6 (NRSV)
So I genuinely try to stay away from Catholic versus Protestant, Baptist versus Methodist, and all of the other divisions that are possible. (This post would be way too long if I listed them all!)
For me, I have to say that I must trust the Holy Spirit. Therefore it follows then that if I truly do, then I should trust the Holy Spirit to guide you, if needed, as needed, to the right denomination for you and the right church for you.