Matt Black started a thread on his changing denominations. Not wanting to hyjack that thread, I am starting this one on the general advantages/disadvantages of changing denominations. Their are many reasons for changing denominations other than beliefs, such as family, worship style, location, organization, etc. Let's not get into the reasons for changing, but address only the belief advantages/disadvantages. An advantage can be that changing denominations can expose the Christian to a different aspect of interpreting the scriptures. It encourages the Christian to examine/fine tune/modify his beliefs based on scripture rather than on what the previous church believed and taught. A disadvantage can be that changing denominations can confuse a Christian if his beliefs are only based on what the previous denomination believed rather than on his own intrepretation of scripture. I know many Christians whose theology is based solely on what their denomination teaches and not on their own interpretation of scripture. As one Christian told me years ago, "I believe what my denomination believes because they are smarter than me". Of course, there are Christians in other denominations that take the same approach with their denomination. Is it good to accept the way your denomination interprets scripture without considering other interpretations?