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    Through my life, I have attended many different churches.* I had a strong desire to know what each denomination believed and why. I've learned that the Sabbath day is, Fri. evening till Sat. evening, thanks to the Seventh Day Adventist.* I grew up thinking it was, Sun. The Pentecostal church taught me that the Holy Spirit is real, growing up as an ARP Presbyterian, I wasn't exposed to that. Jehovah's Witness, taught me that God has a name, (although I don't agree with the name they use) I know he has one and it's very important. Please add something important that your church knows to be truth. I ask that everyone keep this forum positive and not use this to point out the faults in each denomination.* ❤
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    Finding Truth in Each Denomination

    Through my life, I have attended many different churches.* I had a strong desire to know what each denomination believed and why. I've learned that the Sabbath day is, Fri. evening till Sat. evening, thanks to the Seventh Day Adventist.* I grew up thinking it was, Sun. The Pentecostal church taught me that the Holy Spirit is real, growing up as an ARP Presbyterian, I wasn't exposed to that. Jehovah's Witness, taught me that God has a name, (although I don't agree with the name they use) I know he has one and it's very important. Please add something important that your church knows to be truth. I ask that everyone keep this forum positive and not use this to point out the faults in each denomination.* ❤
    ​I find it easier to learn truth from the Bible, and then find a denomination that strives for that truth, rather than denominational "truth." (Some truths you've learned aren't.)
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    My denomination has a saying that is Biblical, but you will not find it printed out there, verbatim: "Everyone gets to play." Also: "We spell FAITH, 'RISK'.
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    Finding Truth in Each Denomination

    Through my life, I have attended many different churches.* I had a strong desire to know what each denomination believed and why. I've learned that the Sabbath day is, Fri. evening till Sat. evening, thanks to the Seventh Day Adventist.* I grew up thinking it was, Sun. The Pentecostal church taught me that the Holy Spirit is real, growing up as an ARP Presbyterian, I wasn't exposed to that. Jehovah's Witness, taught me that God has a name, (although I don't agree with the name they use) I know he has one and it's very important. Please add something important that your church knows to be truth. I ask that everyone keep this forum positive and not use this to point out the faults in each denomination.* ❤
    Its interesting to see the "denominations" beginning to split in the new testament. sects ang varying groups. Like the group of judaizers who accepted Jesus and yet sought to impose that all christians adhere to the mosaic Laws. or the group distorting grace through pauls letters. seeing the warnings against both sects and clear instruction to stick to the doctrine delivered bY Jesus, knowing that many teachers od strange doctrines would arise still the church divided itself over differences rather than unified through Belief. i think your op points to a weakness exploited by the enemy through our minds, turning details into dividing lines
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    Finding Truth in Each Denomination

    Through my life, I have attended many different churches.* I had a strong desire to know what each denomination believed and why. I've learned that the Sabbath day is, Fri. evening till Sat. evening, thanks to the Seventh Day Adventist.* I grew up thinking it was, Sun. The Pentecostal church taught me that the Holy Spirit is real, growing up as an ARP Presbyterian, I wasn't exposed to that. Jehovah's Witness, taught me that God has a name, (although I don't agree with the name they use) I know he has one and it's very important. Please add something important that your church knows to be truth. I ask that everyone keep this forum positive and not use this to point out the faults in each denomination.* ❤
    Interesting thoughts. As a young woman, I was looking for the "true church," and went to many churches and hundreds of Bible studies with many different groups. I do not believe that I found one church that practised the whole counsel of God. Though I did meet individuals within each group who stood out as an exemplars of persons seeking God with all their hearts. I studied with at least 7 denominations which gave their reasons why a person could only through their church receive salvation. I took each particular doctrine and compared it to the Scriptures, studying and praying. Some church doctrines I studied about and prayed about for months and others even years.
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    My denomination says that salvation is only through trusting Christ, no matter which denomination or nondenominational church you go to! Or no church at all, although that is not Biblical!
    "And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me." 2 Cor. 12:9 NASB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yiska View Post
    Interesting thoughts. As a young woman, I was looking for the "true church," and went to many churches and hundreds of Bible studies with many different groups. I do not believe that I found one church that practised the whole counsel of God. Though I did meet individuals within each group who stood out as an exemplars of persons seeking God with all their hearts. I studied with at least 7 denominations which gave their reasons why a person could only through their church receive salvation. I took each particular doctrine and compared it to the Scriptures, studying and praying. Some church doctrines I studied about and prayed about for months and others even years.
    Ifeel like in your comment there is alot of truth. The "true" church stretches across the globe scattered in denominations and outside them. A Beautiful aspect of the Gospel is that it moved from an exclusive Law, to include anyone no matter race, former creed, gender, no matter phisical differences, mental differences. Jesus died not only for certain groups but for the whole group of Faith in His things to come freely to God without fear....rather than One chosen people, all are invited to come
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    There's a story I heard many years ago that Ioft plagiarize about denominations. Goes something like this:

    One day Jesus is walking down the street and a group of people bring a blindman to Him seeking healing. Jesus spits on the ground, makes a little mud, putssome in the blind man’s eyes, and tells his friends to take him down to theriver and wash it out. They and the crowd do just that, and when the man washeshe is healed and can see. So off this group goes, preaching that one must ‘receivespit in the eye and wash at the river’.

    Another day, Jesus comes across another blind man seeking healing. Jesus tellsthe man to go to the temple and pay his alms. The man and the crowd around himdo so, and he is healed and can see. So off this group goes, preaching that onemust ‘give their alms’.

    On still another occasion, a blind man is brought to Jesus wanting to behealed. Jesus asks the man if he believes He can do it, the man says yes, andhe is healed. So off this group goes, preaching one must have ‘faith andbelief’.

    So now we have these three 'denominations' going at each other, insisting youcan only be healed by ‘spit and washing’, or only by ‘alms and giving’, or onlyby ‘faith and belief’ - each ‘denomination’ insisting that it is exclusive of theothers. But in debating about the how, they totally lose sight that there are manyways Jesus restores us, and that they are not exclusive of each other. Theyall have one thing in common: They all sought out Jesus.

    None of us has the whole picture... but we all have a piece of the jigsawpuzzle. Instead of trying to force-feed our piece of the puzzleupon others, we should pay attention to the picture formed by all of thepuzzle pieces around us. Because even with as much as we think we know, todayis not the day to stop learning from each other.
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    The word Denomination comes from division divided. I for one do not claim any. It seems to me each one has their own beliefs. And that's fine, but all have a body that seem to just listen to one man each Sunday or whatever and never really look into or do a lot of study own their own. I'm not saying all members but just seems to be the general rule. I really wish the day were here when we were all together in Christ. Not having these differences. Oh but its coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyZ View Post
    There's a story I heard many years ago that Ioft plagiarize about denominations. Goes something like this:

    One day Jesus is walking down the street and a group of people bring a blindman to Him seeking healing. Jesus spits on the ground, makes a little mud, putssome in the blind man’s eyes, and tells his friends to take him down to theriver and wash it out. They and the crowd do just that, and when the man washeshe is healed and can see. So off this group goes, preaching that one must ‘receivespit in the eye and wash at the river’.

    Another day, Jesus comes across another blind man seeking healing. Jesus tellsthe man to go to the temple and pay his alms. The man and the crowd around himdo so, and he is healed and can see. So off this group goes, preaching that onemust ‘give their alms’.

    On still another occasion, a blind man is brought to Jesus wanting to behealed. Jesus asks the man if he believes He can do it, the man says yes, andhe is healed. So off this group goes, preaching one must have ‘faith andbelief’.

    So now we have these three 'denominations' going at each other, insisting youcan only be healed by ‘spit and washing’, or only by ‘alms and giving’, or onlyby ‘faith and belief’ - each ‘denomination’ insisting that it is exclusive of theothers. But in debating about the how, they totally lose sight that there are manyways Jesus restores us, and that they are not exclusive of each other. Theyall have one thing in common: They all sought out Jesus.

    None of us has the whole picture... but we all have a piece of the jigsawpuzzle. Instead of trying to force-feed our piece of the puzzleupon others, we should pay attention to the picture formed by all of thepuzzle pieces around us. Because even with as much as we think we know, todayis not the day to stop learning from each other.
    this is so true. so true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyZ View Post
    There's a story I heard many years ago that Ioft plagiarize about denominations. Goes something like this:

    One day Jesus is walking down the street and a group of people bring a blindman to Him seeking healing. Jesus spits on the ground, makes a little mud, putssome in the blind man’s eyes, and tells his friends to take him down to theriver and wash it out. They and the crowd do just that, and when the man washeshe is healed and can see. So off this group goes, preaching that one must ‘receivespit in the eye and wash at the river’.

    Another day, Jesus comes across another blind man seeking healing. Jesus tellsthe man to go to the temple and pay his alms. The man and the crowd around himdo so, and he is healed and can see. So off this group goes, preaching that onemust ‘give their alms’.

    On still another occasion, a blind man is brought to Jesus wanting to behealed. Jesus asks the man if he believes He can do it, the man says yes, andhe is healed. So off this group goes, preaching one must have ‘faith andbelief’.

    So now we have these three 'denominations' going at each other, insisting youcan only be healed by ‘spit and washing’, or only by ‘alms and giving’, or onlyby ‘faith and belief’ - each ‘denomination’ insisting that it is exclusive of theothers. But in debating about the how, they totally lose sight that there are manyways Jesus restores us, and that they are not exclusive of each other. Theyall have one thing in common: They all sought out Jesus.

    None of us has the whole picture... but we all have a piece of the jigsawpuzzle. Instead of trying to force-feed our piece of the puzzleupon others, we should pay attention to the picture formed by all of thepuzzle pieces around us. Because even with as much as we think we know, todayis not the day to stop learning from each other.
    Well said and so true too! The strange thing is that those in another denomination that believes in trusting in Christ like the other ones do for salvation by grace through faith - will rip apart and bite the other people because they believe differently in another area - whether it be end times, healing, gifts of the Spirit...etc.

    There is supposed to be diversity amongst us but there is not supposed to be this.

    Galatians 5:15-16 (NASB)

    15 But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.

    16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.

    Our behavior speaks louder then our "doctrinal perfection" which we seem to have in our minds.

    I believe the Lord calls this hypocrisy and it is a sign that we are still baby Christians no matter how long we have been a Christian, have pastored a church for 50 years, go to church every time a door is open, can read Hebrew, Greek, pray in tongues for 6 hours/day...have memorized 1/2 of the NT. 1 Peter 2:1-2
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddyt View Post
    The word Denomination comes from division divided. I for one do not claim any. It seems to me each one has their own beliefs. And that's fine, but all have a body that seem to just listen to one man each Sunday or whatever and never really look into or do a lot of study own their own. I'm not saying all members but just seems to be the general rule. I really wish the day were here when we were all together in Christ. Not having these differences. Oh but its coming.
    Other way around. Your definition (division divided) comes from denomination.

    In Latin, it means from/of/against the number. (Context dictates which preposition to use.)

    And, so what you're proclaiming is you're a denomination of one?
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    Other way around. Your definition (division divided) comes from denomination.

    In Latin, it means from/of/against the number. (Context dictates which preposition to use.)

    And, so what you're proclaiming is you're a denomination of one?

    name, if Mrs. Berringer, my Latin teacher, is to be believed.

    nomina is Latin for name

    denominare is to name (de + nominare)

    like nominate, nomenclature, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notmyown View Post
    name, if Mrs. Berringer, my Latin teacher, is to be believed.

    nomina is Latin for name

    denominare is to name (de + nominare)

    like nominate, nomenclature, etc.
    Doh! Lynnie Moment! (Three years of Latin but I forgot. lol)
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    If the root is corrupt the whole tree is corrupt..........Jesus did not acknowledge the false religions of his day, but rather rebuked them and identified their leaders as the blind leaders of the blind....Not saying this to be negative, but rather that we need to be very careful with the idea found within the title of this thread and this view.....the foundation and each successive layer is built upon the truth.....if the truth is lacking from the foundation and roots........just saying!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcontroversal View Post
    If the root is corrupt the whole tree is corrupt..........Jesus did not acknowledge the false religions of his day, but rather rebuked them and identified their leaders as the blind leaders of the blind....Not saying this to be negative, but rather that we need to be very careful with the idea found within the title of this thread and this view.....the foundation and each successive layer is built upon the truth.....if the truth is lacking from the foundation and roots........just saying!

    The point here is that there is only one chirch.***
    *Billy Graham condemned the very existence of denominations when he said that "sectarian worship," "denominational differences, " and "church creeds" were not invented by God and will not be tolerated in heaven!
    *Strange indeed that Billy Graham would advocate joining any and all denominations rather than advocating the simple gospel and pattern for the church which Jesus gave in the New Testament. He does know the difference. "God did not invent denominations, man did.

    Truth Magazine.....

    The present widespread religious division is not over what the Bible teaches, but over human opinions and doctrines

    1 Corinthians 1:10 (KJV)
    Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awakened View Post
    The point here is that there is only one chirch.***
    *Billy Graham condemned the very existence of denominations when he said that "sectarian worship," "denominational differences, " and "church creeds" were not invented by God and will not be tolerated in heaven!
    *Strange indeed that Billy Graham would advocate joining any and all denominations rather than advocating the simple gospel and pattern for the church which Jesus gave in the New Testament. He does know the difference. "God did not invent denominations, man did.

    Truth Magazine.....

    The present widespread religious division is not over what the Bible teaches, but over human opinions and doctrines

    1 Corinthians 1:10 (KJV)
    Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
    One church you say..hmmmm

    Why is the word church used in the plural in Revelation....Unto the 7 CHURCHES which are Asia...?

    In heaven there is ONE CHURCH...on the earth there are churches.....and the Corinthian quote (while applicable unto all churches) is particularly applied to the church that was at Corinth.....

    Just saying.........

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    Church of Christ believes a person is only saved if they are baptised in water and that in/by a COC church. They call it baptismal regeneration.

    I believe baptismal regeneration is truth, but not necessarily water baptism. I believe baptism can mean baptism in the Holy Spirit, baptism in the Word or in the name of Christ as well as baptism in water. And it doesn't have to happen in a church or by a church.

    I think water baptism is important as it is a public declaration of your faith. But I don't think that a person can cause another person to be saved by baptising them in water. Its not the water that saves. Its the faith that one has in the Saviour that saves.

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    SDA believes the sabbath is on saturday.

    My Rest is in Christ. Not a day of the week.

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    Truth in Eache Denomination, huh? It sounds like hearing the devil teaching truth. He always gets his victims with a grain of truth, then come the lies.
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