Originally posted by Suzianne
You'd have to ask them that.
As someone has already said, yes there are some denominations that are 'oh-so-quick' to deny the Christianity of those not in their special little flock.
The JWs and LDS leap to mind. It certainly would not surprise me if the RCs were in that boat as well.
I must say, though, I haven't been ostracized by any Catholics ...[text shortened]... d I would assume one of their main targets (as a group) would be the Episcopalians (Anglicans)).
Christ himself stated that the truth of the Gospel would have a polarising effect. How you fail to notice this is quite beyond me.
The churches of Christendom have watered down the word of God with secularism so that they produce a kind of insipid lukewarm namby pambiness where morality plays second fiddle to all inclusiveness, where you go to church to win a playstation 4, or play bingo, or drink coffee or have a jumble sale, anything but get out and teach people about Gods word.
Jesus himself states, ' I never knew you, you workers of lawlessness!' Shall we relate the wheat and the weeds, how one handmaiden would be taken, another abandoned, how the gospel would be like a sword, how he that is not for me is against me, how he that does not gather scatters? All indicative of the polarising effect that Jesus stated acceptance of the gospel and its practical application would have.
Paul goes even further.