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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

There is indeed a general tendency in Scotland as in the rest of Western Europe, that many people's lifestyles, values and self-identity changed as society around them changed, which lead to spending ...
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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

I left the Church of Scotland in 1966 at the age of fifteen because I was receiving no teaching about Jesus Christ and the Gospel. My father was the minister. And both his father and grandfather had ...
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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

It would be good if the Church of Scotland stated itself what it understood the reasons to be. As the 2024 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has just finished, I looked at their web-site. See ...
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Why is it a custom in Baptist Churches to vote on new congregation members?

I'll start out with the last part of your question. There is no explicit Biblical basis for this. Voting on membership into the Church is an outcome of several Baptist distinctives, the primary ...
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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

The Church of Scotland has been losing members since its peak in 1957 with 63%.1 It's probably general apathy/secularism. This article states A tide has to be turned because a generation of people ...
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What would the Roman Catholic Church position be, should I declare myself “member of the Church of England”?

What would the Roman Catholic Church position be, should I declare myself “member of the Church of England”? If you were to declare yourself a member of the Church of England, you would be declared in ...
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Do conservative Presbyterians accept 4-point Calvinists?

Conservative Presbyterian churches typically require their elders to subscribe to the Westminster Standards, which include the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Shorter Catechism, and ...
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Does the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) have a policy regarding admitting members who do not accept its doctrines?

The Presbyterian Churches of America have in their church order a section on membership. This does not require the members to adopt all the doctrines of the church, but it does require a credible ...
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Who is a Christian according to the Catholic Church?

Those who are validly baptized are Christians. From Lumen Gentium, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church from the Second Vatican Council: The Church recognizes that in many ways she is linked ...
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Why has the Church of Scotland lost 1 million followers since 2001?

Separately from the government-run censuses (2001, 2011, 2022) there have been privately run church censuses in Scotland asking for figures direct from churches. The last one was 2016. This looks at ...
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Who is a Christian according to the Catholic Church?

According to Pope Benedict XV's encyclical Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, a Christian is a Catholic, who holds the faith in its entirety: … Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of ...
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Why is it a custom in Baptist Churches to vote on new congregation members?

This practice is done in Baptist churches mostly as a practical matter, rather than a spiritual one. I'm speaking mostly from an Independent Fundamental Baptist perspective, but I believe that the ...
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