How many denominations?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Thomas Helwys, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Thomas Helwys

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    I am new here, and I was wondering how many denominations are represented on this forum. I see the posts by the Roman Catholic brother.
     
  2. Walter

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    Besides various Baptists, I know of Christian Reformed, Lutheran, Anglican, Orthodox, and Catholic but I'm sure there are many others represented. Welcome to the board!
     
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    Thanks for the welcome and the information!

    I am surprised there would be that many different denominations here. Are you sure these aren't just disaffected Baptists? :)
     
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    I am currently a Baptist which will soon become Catholic. I wouldn't say I have any axe to grind against Baptists though.

    People from various denominations come to this forum to present and clarify the doctrinal postions of their various churches. I have found this forum very valuable in learning why other Christians hold to their various doctrines.
     
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    May we inquire as to why the switch to RC?
     
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    Anglican, here. However I was Southern Baptist when I started posting on here over 12 years ago.
     
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    May I ask the same questions - what caused you to change?
     
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    Fascinating. Would you mind telling me what influenced you to make the change?

    Sorry, I read Doubting Thomas' post before I read Salty's.
     
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    Well, I guess the short answer is that about 11-12 years ago I started questioning how I had been taught to interpret certain biblical passages regarding different doctrines, etc as a Southern Baptist. About the same time I began exploring what the earliest Christians believed about such doctrines, particularly in relationship to the claims of various other Churches/denominations. After several years of exploration (including a few as an Eastern Orthodox inquirer) I landed in traditional Anglicanism. I guess I've been Anglican about 5-6 years now. I'm still very thankful for my Baptist upbringing, and to this day I am involved with a weekly morning Bible study with some Southern Baptist brothers.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Another former Baptist here -- now Presbyterian.
     
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    I am a former catholic who fled catholicism as a result of the witnessing of several evangelicals, and the Holy Spirits influence.
     
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    Why did you change?
     
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    I see I was asked the same question by ''Salty'' and have a very similar answer as you. I believe that many who explore what the earliest Christians believed eventually land in Catholic, EO or Anglican communions. I also am very grateful for my Baptist upbringing but the Baptist church looks nothing like the Ancient Church.
     
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    It would depend on which Baptist Church you are referring to Walter. I dont personally believe that the RCC looks anything like the Ancient Apostles Church either.

    I do hold to the Old School Baptists in simplicity & biblical in purpose when it comes to getting close however & so thats what I am referring to.
     
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    If your a "Friend of Spurgeon" then help me to understand Presbyterianism & then what type of Presbyterian ...IE OPC, PCA, PCUSA, etc?

    You know where Im going with this....
     
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    As far as liturgical rites go, you are right. The rites of the Church have evolved through the centuries. The Early Church sought to evangelize in the major cultural centers of the first centuries A.D. These centers were Rome, Antioch (Syria), and Alexandria (Egypt). All the rites in use today evolved from the liturgical practices and ecclesiastical organization used by the churches in these cities.
     
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    I will tell you that my Pastor/ Teaching Elder & friend, he works a secular job for a living. He does his "Representative of Christ" thing as a calling & that draws no salary. This guy (as well as other Elders) go visit their brethren churches & there they visit, teach & preach the word. Baptisms are held in a river vs a infant baptismal font & they also still wash feet (in all humility). The budget for the year is roughly 10,000 dollars....that keeps heat on in winter, AC in Summer, lighting & toilets flushing. Mostly they made & maintain the building by themselves. They also measure their growth by how much a member grows in the Word (not head count).

    to me anymore, thats a very solid & biblical church then what I came from.
     
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