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For questions about the concept of "denomination." For surveys of Christian denominations, see [denomination-survey], and for comparing denominations, use [comparative-christianity]

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Are there Christian denominations that expect Jesus to respect denominationalism in the final judgement?

Of course many (if not most) denominations believe that what they teach and believe as doctrine critical to salvation is, in fact, critical to salvation. Most denominations also teach and believe ...
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Are there any Christian sects/denominations which reject that Jesus was born of a woman?

So I'm curious if there exist any Christian sects which deny the physical birth of Jesus, i.e. that Jesus was born from Mary. Perhaps such a sect would say that Jesus simply appeared from the Heavens ...
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What are the receptions of Olivet Assembly in these countries?

What are the receptions and reputations of Olivet Assembly in these countries? US South Korea China (Is it also called Young Disciples of Jesus (耶稣青年会)?) From limited search results, it looks like ...
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Is there a way to find out which denomination a church calling themselves "福音派" belongs to?

Some underground church in mainland China said that they are a branch of a Christian denomination called "福音派", which also exists in US and other places in the world. But they were not able ...
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Has anyone attempted a unified numbering of Ten Commandments?

We have on Wikipedia, a tabular statement of the numbering systems adopted in regard to the Ten Commandments, by different traditions. One can see a telling difference in the numbering pattern. For ...
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Is it frowned upon to alternate between churches of different denominations?

Is it frowned upon to alternate between churches? Especially churches of different denominations? The intention is to explore the differences and find a better fit.
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Bishop Heahmund's denomination?

What was the denomination of Bishop Heahmund from? If he is a Catholic bishop how did priestly celibacy work in that era? (The Vikings TV series shows him with multiple relationships)
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Is it true that Christianity is the most divided religion in the world?

We all are familiar with several of the largest denominations of Christianity: the Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, Lutherans, Methodists, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, etc. Several sources claim that ...
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How do Catholic, Baptist and Pentecostal denominations justify following teachers?

How does the Catholic, Baptist and Pentecostal denominations justify the practice of following teachers given this in scripture? "But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you,...
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Are there denominations that emphasize apologetic sermons?

Are there denominations that emphasize apologetic sermons?
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What are the beliefs and practices of Evangelicals regarding ecumenism?

I want to know what Evangelical Christians (ECs) believe regarding ecumenism and how they practice it. A very practical example is when a person converts interdenominationally. How do ECs make the ...
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Which church denomination has a very strong emphasis on the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation?

I was wondering which church denominations have a very strong emphasis in the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation since it seems they are linked to one another?
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Are there any denominations or Christian groups that teach the Bible is not inspired?

I know that there are a respectable number of denominations that hold to the idea that the scriptures aren’t innerant (free from error). But are there any that go as far as to teach that the ...
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Have we failed to follow Paul's instructions to avoid in-fighting? [closed]

Paul says to avoid quarreling in his letters to Titus. Have Christians failed at this, considering we have 45,000 denominations? 9But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and ...
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Where do Old Order Mennonites find Biblical support for organizing themselves into denominations?

I have a lot of respect for many Mennonite groups' strict adherence to many parts of the New Testament. What passages do Old Order Mennonite groups point to as authority for organizing themselves into ...
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Is there any quiz or tool that identifies the denomination which is closest to my personal beliefs?

I've looked through the beliefs of several denominations, but I can't seem to find one that has the same positions that I take on many Christian questions. Is there a quiz or test or even just a ...
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Is Satanism a denomination of Christianity?

Since Satanists worships the Christian Devil, would that be a Christian denomination or a religion in and of itself?
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What are fellowships, associations, and denominations within the Baptist denomination?

This is something I read from hrc Although ABCUSA shares many traditions, beliefs and values with other Baptists, ABCUSA is a distinct entity from its relatives, the American Baptist Association (ABA)...
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Do Christians foresee contradicting Government requirements in prolonged 'lockdown' conditions?

I received an email today from someone who has, thus far, complied with Government advice, concerned that prolonged lockdown conditions or 'semi-lockdown' conditions (which pose significant ...
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Do different Christian denominations think each other will be saved?

There're lots of Christian denominations out there. I'm wondering if each of them have an official answer to "if the Second Coming were today, believers of [other denomination] will/will not be saved"....
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Is it best not to mention a denomination or branch when talking to a person who belongs to a different one? [closed]

I learn that it is best to avoid talking about politics with others, because people holding different political views can easily become hostile towards each other. As an Atheist, I was wondering a ...
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How to identify the categories of a church? [closed]

I was wondering whether a church is Protestant or Catholic, whether it is mainline or evangelical, which branch (e.g. Presbyterians, Baptists, Methodists) it belongs to, which denomination (e.g. ...
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Can somebody summarize the different "branches" of Christianity to me, and explain why they exist in the first place?

All my life, I've been massively confused about how there exists separate, seemingly incompatible and separate, "branches" of Christianity. I know about "protestant", "catholic" and then there's ...
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Can we be united in prayer?

Are there any of the large groups of believers in Jesus that would object to praying with other denominations, non-denominations or sections of Christianity? Example: Catholicism, Protestant, etc?
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Is there such a thing as Orthodox Lutheran Christian?

I was talking with my buddy the other day. He said he is Orthodox Lutheran Christian. Is that a real thing? I don't think so.
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Is there an authoritative resource that spells out the differences and similarities of most major denominations?

Background Out of pure curiosity, I wanted to know if, somewhere, there is an authoritative chart of core beliefs/tenets held in common, and opposing beliefs, of the largest (by professed believer ...
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Is there a denomination/sect of Christianity that believes that Jesus was the son of an angel?

Rabbi Yosef Massas (1892–1974) writes in responsa Mayim Chaim vol. 2 (Yoreh Deah §108:2) that he spoke to a Christian (possibly Catholic) priest who claimed that they only worship the One God and that ...
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Why is the RCA church more literal in scripture where the UCC church is allegorical?

I’ve attended numerous churches in both RCA and UCC denominations in which RCA had a very literal take on the crucifixion and resurrection where the UCC church has a very allegorical approach. ...
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What are the differences/connections between the Churches of Christ and the Congregational Churches?

I have done a fair amount of research but am still very confused about the difference between the two, the Churches of Christ and the Congregational Churches. I know of the United Church and Church ...
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What is the source of the count of 40000 denominations, and how are they classified?

It is often said that there are up to 40 thousand Christian denominations. What is the original source of this claim, and how are the denominations classified?
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What are the general categories of benefits of being part of a denomination?

It seems most Protestant churches fall under one of two umbrellas: denominational or independent. What is the general rationale for a Protestant church to be part of a denomination rather than being ...
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What is the difference between a denomination and a movement?

I grew up raised in an Apostolic(Oneness-)Pentecostal church that affirmed O.S.A.S., I was always told our denomination was Pentecostal, but I see some refer to Pentecost as a movement, and U.P.C. as ...
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Seeking a graphic or flowchart of the history of the formation of Christian denominations

I'm hoping someone can refer me to a graphic, flowchart or even a list of when various Christian denominations formed. For example, a biggie is the Lutheran church breaking off from the Catholic ...
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How many Christian denominations are there?

I read that there are over 30,000 denominations. At the same time, I have read that this number is a gross exaggeration. How many Christian denominations are there?
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Was Christianity intended to have denominations? [closed]

Does the Bible guide us to break into denominations? There are plenty of verses about unity and the church but then there's the 12 tribes of Israel. From a biblical standpoint, are denominations our ...
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