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Viking Boer12 Jun 2021 at 9:33 AM #34277
Religion Comparison – Core Of Christianity PART 1 Q&A.028.Religion Comparison – A Comparison of “Religions” Within the Christian Church
Arguably, the most divisive religion comparison occurring in the world today is within the Christian “religion” itself.
Groups that self-identify as part of Christianity include (but are not limited to):
African Independent Churches (AICs),
The Aglipayan Church,
Assemblies of God;
The Community of Christ,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Eastern Orthodox churches,
The Local Church,
The New Apostolic Church,
The Salvation Army,
Stone-Campbell churches (Disciples of Christ;
Churches of Christ;
The “Christian Church and Churches of Christ”;
The International Church of Christ);
United Church of Christ/Congregationalists,
The Unity Church,
Universal Church of the Kingdom of God,
Vineyard churches and others.
These groups exhibit varying degrees of doctrinal similarity and cooperation.
However, there are often striking and divisively opposed arguments concerning particular doctrines of the faith.
So, why are there so many different denominations, movements, groups, and cults within the so-called Christian church?
Many of which claim to possess the “Fullness of the Faith” to the exclusion of the others?
Actually, the “Body of Christ” includes every member of the human race who has established a relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ, the Son.
According to the Bible, that requires repentance of sin, acceptance of Christ as personal Savior, and a commitment to God through obedience to His will.
Regardless of denomination or affiliation, these are the people that constitute the Body of Christ – the true Christian church.
The various denominations, movements, and groups that exist today are primarily the result of the Protestant Reformation.
Other significant periods in world and U.S. history, such as slavery, Pentecostalism, and the “Jesus movement”, were marked by a resurgence of the Christian faith due to cultural issues and/or a movement of the Holy Spirit (called a revival).
Some groups and cults simply rose up as a result of misguided teaching and/or corrupt intentions. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx TO KNOW MORE – QUESTION MORE – LEARN MORE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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