posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 01:05 PM
The purposes for having individual Churches may not seem too clear because in the US, we have the Constitution that prohibits a State Church.
Suppose the world governing body decided to overturn any such national prohibitions, for the good of the children, of course.
Then, you would find out, in a hurry, what it means to be a Baptist.
Baptists would rather die than to be forced under the rule of a world religion (if they are real Baptists).
For one thing, Baptists believe it should be up to the individual, if they want to serve God.
Second, they do not think they should have to be forced to share their church with non-believers.
I am not an expert on Baptists, so these are just two glaring points I think would come out, right away.
A universal world church would force everyone to join, whether they want to or not.
That would go against the fundamental aspects of the Baptist religious beliefs.
The fact that we do not have such a blatant enemy Church, executing non-conformists, makes it easy to have the dividing lines, between different
denominations, to remain rather obscure.