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    14 Apr '07 22:45
    Just wondering, I have never known, what is the difference between all the different denominations in Christianity? E.g, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Unorthodox, or whatever else there might be.
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    14 Apr '07 22:52
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Just wondering, I have never known, what is the difference between all the different denominations in Christianity? E.g, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Unorthodox, or whatever else there might be.
    Generally, they all adhere to different ways of interpretting what it
    means to be a Christian. There would be no reasonable way of
    summarizing the positions because there are so many. For example,
    amongst Lutherans in America alone there are three major
    divisions: ELCA (the largest), Missori Synod and Wisconsin Synod.
    Each has slightly different liturgical standards and theological tenets.
    They each believe that the other is Christian, but that they are
    somewhat misguided.

    The same can be said of Methodists and Baptists; Roman Catholics
    tend to be more outwardly orthodox (though in practice this is not the
    case) and, as we speak, the Episcopal Church stands to divide in twain
    over the issue of homosexuality.

    The best way to learn of the differences is to research them through
    their own websites and ask/email leaders in their community any
    specific questions you might have.

    Nemesio
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    14 Apr '07 23:12
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Just wondering, I have never known, what is the difference between all the different denominations in Christianity? E.g, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Unorthodox, or whatever else there might be.
    Yeah, I think there are 1000+ sects of Christianity, each a little different from the last. In addition to having slightly different ideas on Christian life, they have different ideas on church, too. For example, some believe women should not be involved in services; some do not have musical instruments in services, etc.
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    14 Apr '07 23:44
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Just wondering, I have never known, what is the difference between all the different denominations in Christianity? E.g, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Unorthodox, or whatever else there might be.
    According to ivanhoe, Roman Catholics are the only ones who understand the Bible.

    According to RBHILL, Roman Catholics are hell bound.

    When you learn to interpolate among these sorts of viewpoints, you'll get the picture.
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    15 Apr '07 00:00
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    According to ivanhoe, Roman Catholics are the only ones who understand the Bible.

    According to RBHILL, Roman Catholics are hell bound.

    When you learn to interpolate among these sorts of viewpoints, you'll get the picture.
    Obviously: We're going to hell, but if there's a Bible quiz when we get there, we'll pass! 😉 Maybe we'll get longer coffee breaks or something.
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    15 Apr '07 00:00
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    According to ivanhoe, Roman Catholics are the only ones who understand the Bible.

    According to RBHILL, Roman Catholics are hell bound.

    When you learn to interpolate among these sorts of viewpoints, you'll get the picture.
    It depends thought. If a Catholic person accepts Christ then they are saved.
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    15 Apr '07 00:051 edit
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    It depends thought. If a Catholic person accepts Christ then they are saved.
    What if a Messianic Jew accepted Christ?

    Note: Messianic Jews, as the name implies, are Jews who believe that Christ was the messiah but practice Judaism in all other aspects of religion.
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    15 Apr '07 00:12
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    It depends thought. If a Catholic person accepts Christ then they are saved.
    Yeah, but that's a really big "if".
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    15 Apr '07 00:29
    Originally posted by DoctorScribbles
    Yeah, but that's a really big "if".
    I'm trying to figure out how someone could claim to be a member of any Christian denomination yet not accept Christ. How is that possible?
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    15 Apr '07 00:37
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Just wondering, I have never known, what is the difference between all the different denominations in Christianity? E.g, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Unorthodox, or whatever else there might be.
    on the bright side they have something in common, theyre all a buncha crap
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    15 Apr '07 01:29
    Originally posted by prosoccer
    Just wondering, I have never known, what is the difference between all the different denominations in Christianity? E.g, Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, Orthodox, Unorthodox, or whatever else there might be.
    Misinterpretation.
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    15 Apr '07 01:39
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    Yeah, I think there are 1000+ sects of Christianity, each a little different from the last. In addition to having slightly different ideas on Christian life, they have different ideas on church, too. For example, some believe women should not be involved in services; some do not have musical instruments in services, etc.
    And they actually think these things matter? Yeesh.
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    15 Apr '07 02:19
    Originally posted by reader1107
    I'm trying to figure out how someone could claim to be a member of any Christian denomination yet not accept Christ. How is that possible?
    If they add rules to get to heaven then they truly don't accept Christ. Christ did all the work so that we wouldn't have to.
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    15 Apr '07 02:20
    Originally posted by wittywonka
    What if a Messianic Jew accepted Christ?

    Note: Messianic Jews, as the name implies, are Jews who believe that Christ was the messiah but practice Judaism in all other aspects of religion.
    Christ came to finish the Law. Yes, they can but it is not like they are doing it for brownie points to get into heaven.
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    15 Apr '07 05:43
    Originally posted by RBHILL
    It depends thought. If a Catholic person accepts Christ then they are saved.
    Of course, they need to accept Christ in the way your perverse cult
    defines it.
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