Do you fellowship (Personally) with other denominations?

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Do you fellowship with any of these?

  1. Methodists

    57.7%
  2. Non denominational

    80.8%
  3. Deciples of Christ, Church of Christ etc Independent Christian

    42.3%
  4. Prebyterian

    76.9%
  5. Lutheran

    46.2%
  6. Charismatic

    65.4%
  7. Other Reformed

    34.6%
  8. Other Non reformed

    30.8%
  9. I have visited the churches of some or all of my selections

    76.9%
  10. I have not (and would not) visit any of the ones I selected

    3.8%
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  1. Dale-c

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    Do you have friends that you have Christian fellowship that belong to other denominations?

    Note that this should not include people who you know (even family) but are so different that you can't have any real Biblical discussion with.
     
  2. webdog

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    When I can, I attend the local Evangelical Friends church on Saturday's for their contemporary service as well as a Bible study every now and then there. One of my good freinds is Lutheran, also.
     
  3. Dale-c

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    I believe quite strongly in the universal church and that all Christians are part of the Body of Christ.
    I think we should be able to fellowship with any true Christian but that is not always the case.

    I have visited two different prebyterian churches.
    I have participated in the Lord's Supper with one of them.
    I am not sure if I could worship with my Lutheran friends but I have had many good conversations with them.
    Same goes for my Church of Christ and Independent Christian Church friends.
     
  4. TCGreek

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    Every Wednesday at 11:30Am, I meet with a group of fellow pastors from various denominations, where we fill each other in on the ministry and then we do Bible discussions together or other social issues affecting the church.

    I really enjoy the networking.
     
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    Online I have lots of fellowship with other non-Baptist denoms... But hey, I don't even fellowship with alot of other Baptists. :tonofbricks:
     
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    Checked all but the last box. I have or have had friends from just about any denomination you can imagine... way more than was on the list. I have been in several churches of other than Baptist persuation, and even enjoyed many of them. I regularly listened to a Methodist preacher on the radio for years, as well as some Church of God (Cleveland, TN) ministers.
     
  7. SaggyWoman

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    I have friends who represent or have attended services with all of the above and then some.

    So what is the question?
     
  8. Joseph M. Smith

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    You did not list the Episcopal Church. I like to go to Washington National Cathedral occasionally.

    In addition, two of the best preachers I have heard in the DC area are Episcopalians.

    And ... they are women!

    One does not have to take a position on women in ministry to appreciate, grow from, and be challenged by a solid message.
     
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    To me, it's not a denomination that makes a Christian brother or sister - it's their life in Christ. We used to attend a Presbyterian church. My husband was saved in a Methodist church. I have a dear sister in Christ in an Assemblies of God church. We have partnered with other independent churches in ministry. My husband used to teach the youth at an Episcopal church.

    Again, it's not what's written on the church sign but what's written on the people's hearts. :)
     
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    I am not into the Universal church doctrine, but at the moment we are left with no choice but go to a non Primitive Baptist church every now and then.
    I have no problem calling them brothers or sisters, and they vice-versa to us.
    There have been some points of friction, like once when a sister said "what I don't like about PB's is they don't believe in missions" (not to our face, but we overheard it).
    We let it pass, then. And when we had the chance and the occassion, tried to explain the problems that are currently cropping up among PB's.

    I have nothing against Methodists, or Presbyterians, or Lutherans, or non-Baptist churches, and believe God has His people even among these churches, but, unless there is a reason not to, I would rather go to a Baptist church, particularly a Reformed Baptist church.
     
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    Sorry, but if the church I am invited to does not teach a doctrine that lines up with the Bible, I will not attend it.


    This is a real issue between me and my in-laws. They are charismatic, and dwell on health and wealth doctrine. In their eyes, God is here to serve them because they are "righteous children of the King"' and they deserve every piece of gold, money and health that the world has to offer. That is my problem with them......they base their spiritual lives on worldly desires/lusts and seem to believe that even though God tells us over and over to put worldly desires away......they think that God will grant them all the "desires of their heart'

    I will not attend their church, and I will not allow my son to visit there. They think that I am evil for denying them to take my son to show him off.....I dont want him to even hear of this false doctrine, much less be taught it.

    I will send any of you the web link to watch one of their services if you think I am exagerating. YOu will see women preaching, people falling out, and folks acting "drunk in the spirit"

    Yes......I think it is absolutely a must that we only support/attend churches that are biblically doctrinal.

    AJ
     
  12. Dale-c

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    AJG, I would be with you on the health wealth gospel.
    the presbyterian churches I have attended were nothing like that.
    I would not limit true churches to Baptist but I would draw a line somewhere :)

    It is interesting to see all of hte interaction between the body of Christ.
     
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    Yes Dale..we need to be careful of who we include in the "Body of Christ"

    The Bible says that many false teachers wiil come, and that many will preach the name of Jesus....but not all are His people. Wolves in sheep's clothing?

    Even in the Baptist church I attend, many who claim to be believers are not saved, they just go through the motions. As an individual child of God, we need to make sure we find a Bible-believing and teaching church, and that we are secure in our relatiuonship with God, and that our salvation is sealed by the Blood of Jesus....not some preacher who asked us to recite a "sinner's prayer" like it was some kind of magic spell and God is some kind of geanie.....

    Sorry, I went off on a tangent....I have just heard too many folks lately who realized that they recited the "sinner's prayer" and never repented......most didnt know what repentance was when they recited it. We have a responsibility to teach our brothers the full gospel, not just the part that gives us "cold chills" when someone answers the invitation....

    Sorry bout the rant

    AJ
     
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    How can you tell if someone is saved or not?
     
  15. ajg1959

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    I cant tell Bob, I am not the Holy Spirit but I can give scripture

    (Mat 9:37) Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    AJ
     
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    I cant tell Bob, I am not the Holy Spirit but I can give scripture

    (Mat 9:37) Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;

    AJ
     
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    I really didnt have any animosity until my in-laws started implying that I wasnt serving God to my best potential unless I got "Baptized with the Holy Spirit"

    I think their "personal experiences" are a lot of nonsense, and that the rich charismatic preachers....(do you know any poor ones?) will have to answer to God for corrupting the Gospel for money....(filthy luchre)

    AJ
     
  18. Allan

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    I didn't particpate in the poll because the truth is, each 'individual' church is different.

    Truthfully, most every methodist and Lutheren Churches (or members) I have met with or been in, believe in a works based salvation. Example - Oh yes, Jesus saves but we must do various things to assure our salvation, like keep the 10 commandments (typical Methodist view up here) along side repentence and belief. The less you keep the big 10 the less likely-hood you go to heaven.

    Does that mean all Lutherans and Methodists are like this, by no means. But we can't blanket statement groups per sey as each church within the denomination holds it's own varients.

    I say this. If they hold to the fundamentals of the faith, at least we have a strong foundation for our fellowship to mature with.
     
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