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A New Communion

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Michael Wrenn, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Michael Wrenn

    Michael Wrenn New Member

    Jun 30, 2000
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    I was just reading an old thread of mine called, "My Views, Your Votes," from the 2000-2002 Archive. It reminded me just how difficult it had been for me to find a church where I fit in.

    After my discovery of Celtic Christianity and contact with the "Independent Catholic" movement, I began to consider joining a denomination which emphasized Celtic Christian beliefs. I did this and later became ordained there. About a year later, I felt led to start a new Communion -- something I never thought I could do, just based on my personality. This Communion is now eight years old and has worldwide adherents, members, and ministers. It combines Celtic and Baptist/Anabaptist principles and beliefs. I'm going to include a link to it here -- hesitantly. I don't want it to be attacked, but it probably will be by some fundamentalist Baptists and Catholics, alas. But maybe if there's anyone reading who is in a similar situation to the one I was in -- maybe this will be of some help.

    So, here goes; introducing the Celtic Anabaptist Communion, part of Celtic Anabaptist Ministries: http://www.celtic-anabaptist-ministries.com/

    Let the fireworks, and hopefully some positive comments, begin....
  2. The Biblicist

    The Biblicist Well-Known Member
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    Nov 13, 2011
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    I read a recent statistic that traced the rise of new denominations including divisions and subdivisions within the pale of Christianity since 1980 unto 2006. It was conducted by David B. Barret and recorded in the Dictionary of Christianity in America.

    He said that in 1980 there were approximately "20,800 Christian denominations world wide." By 1985 he estimated that 270 new ones were being created every year or about 5 new denominations per week.

    In 1989 according to the United Nations statistics there were over 23,000 such competing denominations (including all divisions and subdivisions) according to the "Census of Religious Activities."

    In 2006 Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary reported the number had now risen to approximately 38,000.

    I am well aware of the ancient celtic Anabaptist heritage and especially some of the English Baptist roots with that history. Have you ever read "The Church in the Hop Garden"? This is a history of an old English Baptist Church that traces its earliest history to the late 1300's through grave stones in the cementary and other ancient biographical materials.
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  3. Doubting Thomas

    Doubting Thomas Active Member

    Jan 22, 2003
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    Awesome! Another demonination! :thumbs::applause::1_grouphug:
  4. billwald

    billwald New Member

    Jun 28, 2000
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    Lots of luck. Keep in mind that "the good old days" never existed and it is impossible to recover exactly what Jesus had in mind. Keep in mind that the lesson of Acts is that there always was sin and conflict in the church.