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The official positions of at least several major denominations do indeed hold that the theology of Latter Day Saints is not Christian: RCC the Mormons are not to be considered as belonging to an "ecclesial community not in full communion with the Catholic Church" [...] if a Mormon wishes to become Catholic, the norms that regulate admission to the ...


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Multiple definitions of Christian Despite meaning "those who belong to Christ" word Christian is often regarded to mean "Christ-like". On some level, this means that any religious movement or group which seeks to be "like Christ" and claims to follow Christ can make a case for being "Christian". While mainstream Protestantism often defines "Christian" in ...


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Historically, there was a group of persons who claimed to be Christians, but denied the divinity of the Holy Spirit. They were derided by orthodox Christians as Pneumatomachoi (literally, “those who fight the Spirit”) or Macedonians (after the proponent of this idea, named Macedonius—no relation to the geographical region by that name). The Macedonians ...


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A non-denominational church is exactly what it sounds like. It is a Church that doesn't adhere to any earthly authority other than maybe the local Pastor at that Church. It doesn't recognize any denominational authority, just that of God and His Word. I'd like to also address this portion of your question as well: I was under the impression that since ...


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Approximately 97% of Christians belong to Trinitarian denominations, so it's a reasonable view that there are no other prominent Christologies at all. However let's ignore that argument, and consider the most prominent ones after excluding Trinitarianism. Most of them are associated with specific denominations. For example the Latter-Day Saints and the ...


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Unitarian Subordinationism - Sometimes simply called "Subordinationism," it is thought that this view may have actually been the dominant view of the Eastern Fathers until the Arian controversy. (Including Origen, Eusebius and other famous thinkers). In this view, Jesus is seen as co-eternal and co-creator alongside the Father. One may even say He is "...


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No denomination simply ignores this verse. No major Christian teachers say to ignore Jesus' teachings. But given the different hermeneutical approaches of different people, there will be different ideas about how to apply his teachings. John Stott wrote a widely used commentary on the Sermon on the Mount which addresses Matthew 5:39. Stott is highly ...


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Full followers of Catharism were known as 'Perfects'. They would commit to a specific ascetic lifestyle, and would on their death ascend to heaven. Other lesser followers of Catharism would be reincarnated to get another chance. Unfortunately to be a Perfect, you need to be inducted by another Perfect. Since there are no more Perfects, no-one can become one....


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Philippians 4:8 is an excellent guide when considering whether the lyrics in a song, or the words in a book, or a television programme, are appropriate for a Christian to read/see: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—...


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Positive Christianity was actually a movement that existed prior to the Nazi's rise to power, but it underwent a mass of redefinitions by the Nazi's. Positive Christianity did not die with Hitler and the Nazi regime in 1945, just as Nazism didn't die. The original organization may have dissolved with the fall of the Nazi Party, but it has supposedly been ...


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According to terminology promolgated by Mark Driscoll and Ed Stetzer, Rob Bell has been identified as part of the Revisionist stream of the Emerging Church movement: Revisionists are theologically liberal, and openly question whether evangelical doctrine is appropriate for the postmodern world. They look to leaders such as Brian McLaren, Rob Bell and Doug ...


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The Vatican II document which talks about the Eastern Churches is Orientalium Ecclesiarium. In it, the Conciliar Fathers turn their attention to these Churches and their Orthodox counterparts. In particular, the Church deems it very important that the Eastern Churches maintain their own liturgical and spiritual tradition: All members of the Eastern ...


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I love your question and hope others take the time to respond. This is what I found: Believe in Baptism for the Dead Early Christian church - Baptisms performed until forbidden by Councils of Cathage in 397 AD (Tvedtnes). See 1 Cor 15:29 Early Judaism - Judas Maccabeus, high priest and commander, performed ordinances in behalf of the dead after the battle ...


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Is there any quiz or tool that identifies the denomination which is closest to my personal beliefs? Absolutely, but the true problem here is that there are so many denominations and subsets of those denominations. In the State of California, a new denomination is recognized by the state almost every day! Go To Quiz is just one example: Which Christian ...


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Protestant Denominations Wikipedia states that Protestant denominations that support abortion rights include the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, the Episcopalian Church, and the United Presbyterian Church, the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), The United Church of Christ, The United Methodist Church, and the Lutheran ...


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I intend to respond considering primarily the 'mainstream' Protestant denominations, with minimal (if any) reference to the more obscure sects. This is because I think the term 'Protestant' belongs to those who accept a handful of certain beliefs (trinity, faith-centered outlook, etc) that are often not present in the more rare denominations. Referring to ...


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Dispensationalism tends to be most prevalent in baptist, charismatic, and non-denominational churches. However, the largest baptist and charismatic denominations (like the Southern Baptist Convention and the Assemblies of God) do not take a firm stance on a pre-tribulation, pre-millennial rapture. Still, there are sizable denominations and associations of ...


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Paedobaptism is the practice of baptising infants. The Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Churches, Coptic and Oriental Orthodox Churches, Lutheran Churches, Anglican and Episcopal Churches baptise infants. Credobaptism, or adult baptism, is the practice of baptising only believers. Baptists and Anabaptists, as well as many nondenominational ...


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My experience has been that this is not so much a function of denomination as church size. To wit: I've preached at Baptist churches where there was one room for all kids - because there were fewer than 5 kids on a given Sunday. (Remember, there are a lot of churches out there with less than 40 people!) I've preached at an Episcopal church with 3 classes -...


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What saves a person is God's salvation that He has procured for us through His Son, Jesus Christ, and the faith that trusts in this grace of God (cf. Ephesians 2:1-10). That is, we have faith that God, in His mercy, has saved us through Jesus Christ who is the resurrection and the life (cf. John 11:25-27). The "Church" is the body of believers which is ...


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The Scripture does tell us that Jesus can be sorrowful enough to cry: When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. Jesus wept. John 11:33-35 Jesus was on his way to see Lazarus. He had ...


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Mary Magdalene is known as the "Black Madonna" and conflated with a fertility goddess (Isis, the Black Goddess) in Gnostic thought, popular among Templars and Cathars back in the day and with more written about it in the Gnostic Gospels found more recently at Nag Hammadi. You can read an article about the Gnostic cult of Mary Magdalene here.


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The Bible does not say on which day of the week Jesus was crucified. There are therefore three views of crucifixion day held currently: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with Friday being the most commonly held view. Some Christians believe Wednesday was the day of Jesus crucifixion , and a few held the Thursday view. That said, beside United Church of ...


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Do any denominations use the full form of INRI? The short answer is yes. First of all, there are several denominations that have the tradition of have of displaying crucifixes in their church, such as Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans and Lutherans. Although these churches have crucifixes in them, the vast majority of these works of art, simply have ...


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I'm not sure if you'd include Mormonism as a Christian denomination, but the Mormon church definitely believes this. They believe that people were "Heavenly Father's" spirit children in heaven, who are now in the flesh on earth: Spirit Children of Heavenly Parents.


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The doctrine of biblical inerrancy is very recent in Christian history First, let's put biblical inerrancy into perspective. Two centuries or so ago, and for all of Christian history before that, not a single Christian church, denomination, or preacher held that the Bible is inerrant. The very idea of biblical inerrancy had never even occurred to anyone. ...


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In general people change their denominations all the time. This is especially true between different Protestant denominations. I've been Anglican, Pentecostal, Mennonite and United Church. In the specific case you quote, the Jehovah's Witnesses quite literally believe that all other Branches of Christianity are apostate - i.e. they are not really Christians ...


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Rather than answer all the questions I'm going to stick with the main question. Q. What is the Biblical justification for different denominations? A. What is the Biblical justification for one Church? There should never have been different denominations (or branches of belief) but as Paul stated here in Eph 4:1-16. There is only one body of believers, ...


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Your question ends asking this: "In other terms, is there a way to conceive Christianity refusing the concept that Jesus was the son of God?" It would be a clear "NO". To say that Jesus is just like any other great Godly man having special friendship with God, as you have put it in one of your comment, is to look at those places in Bible where Jesus is ...


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