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Featured If you had to change your denomination, which would you choose and why?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by delizzle, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Rob_BW

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    Yeah. There seems to be a vast gulf between Mennonite churches. The one in Raleigh likely mirrors your experience in NJ. With the advent of the internet, I was flat out shocked at what all was going on in the denomination outside of my little slice of western MD and PA. I guess too many old hippies saw the pacifist designation, joined up, and ruined things.

    Speaking of which, I did pass one by an hour west of here when I was riding my bike last December. It was the middle of the week, and a lady in the traditional garb watching some kids caught my eye. I looked them up online, looked like a very recent church plant.
     
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    If I had to change it would be to the Eastern Orthodox faith tradition. They still hold true to what was taught from the early days of the newly emerging Christian Church.
     
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    I agree. I am charismatic, meaning I believe the gifts of the spirit are still present today. However, there is a huge difference between speaking in tongues (speaking an actual language that someone can translate that you did not know previously) and praying in the spirit ( groans when you don't know what to say). Neither of which are gallialia (I think that's how it's spelled) which is gibberish in my opinion.
     
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    I’ve tried my best to embrace churches in general but alas, not comfortable with a one of them. Maybe it’s because I don’t see any Holy Spirit moving in them (meaning the ones I have been to) or maybe it’s a church serving it’s own understanding without desipling, I don’t know
     
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    I have toyed with many ideas, like going back to the Catholics......almost did but the HS convinced me otherwise. For a long time I would just walk my dog around the neighborhood and talk to people, ask questions like “ so how is God working in your life today?” You know, get them thinking. But people are lazy.
     
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    If you had to change your denomination, which would you choose and why?

    I always get 20's from the ATM; I'd prefer the option for 10's.
     
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    I agree with the Orthodox on some key doctrines because these agree with the NT and earliest churches -- for instance, their views of the atonement. But I disagree in important areas, too, because of the divergence from the NT and earliest churches.
     
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    I know what you mean.
     
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    Great statement.


    God bless.
     
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    This was posted over the weekend in another thread:
     
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    Well, since at one time or another I have attended:
    Catholic Charismatic
    Church of God (Indiana)
    Evangelical Free
    Pentecostal
    Calvary Chapel
    Southern Baptist

    ... I would probably be hard pressed to find Christians that I could not worship with.

    (and I am both a 5 point Calvinist and a Credobaptist in theology).
     
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    For he greater masses this kind of question could only be properly answered after a proper pot luck cook off.
     
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