~There is a book called a concordance, an index to every word in the Bible. It may be purchased from any bookstore, read at many public libraries, or even searched on the internet. Choose any religious topic you hear opposing views on, and look that up for yourself.
~Most denominations can be traced to the protestant movement which in turn came out of Catholicism. Catholics trace their ordinations to the pope which means most protestant denominations trace their ordinations back to the pope. Look up ordination in your concordance. What office was ordained in the New Testament?
~If you read the Bible and compare worship in it with today’s worship, you will find more resemblance to elaborate Old Testament worship under the Law of Moses than to simple New Testament worship under the apostles. James 2:10 says that if we keep part of the Law of Moses, we must keep it all. Jesus nailed this Old Testament law to the cross (see Colossians 2:14). Another word for testament is covenant. Hebrews 8:7-13 says, “For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant [testament], no place would have been sought for another…By calling this covenant [testament] ‘new’ he has made the first one obsolete, and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.” Scan the book of Leviticus in the Old Testament. These are all part of the Law of Moses. Would you like to keep all those rules?