DOES THE BIBLE SAY “NOT TO”?
Do not wear the name Lutheran, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Gateway, Jehovah’s Witness, Mormon or Presbyterian.
Do not worship with bands. Do not pray through Mary. Do not eat eggs in the Lord’s Supper and do not observe it on Saturdays
Do not have women pastors and do not sprinkle or pour for baptism.
If the Bible listed all the things we are NOT to do, the world could not contain such an enormous book! People often ask questions like “Where did Jesus or His apostles say NOT to do this or that?” The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35, only two words: “Jesus wept.” I can send you this verse expanded to hundreds of words by listing all names and verbs NOT to be included. But when truth is spoken, it eliminates all other ways that are obviously to be excluded. We are to wear the name “Christian.” Period. We are to pray in the name of Jesus. Period. We are to celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week. Period. We are to be buried in baptism. Period. We are to praise God with singing, making music in our hearts. Period.
You can multiply this list.
Even Jesus ONLY did the things the Father told Him to do; He did not act on his own in anything (Jn 5:19).