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Hi all, I hope you guys do understand that there ARE differences between the different types of religions that many confuse with the main stream of Christianity. They stem FROM Christianity.

Here's a list of the major variations:

* Anglicans
* Catholics
* Independents
* Marginals
* Orthodox
* Protestants
* Charismatics
* Neocharismatics
* Pentecostals


Be careful of what you hear from different churches. Some of them, despite their well intentions teach things that mislead an average Christian, like having to work for blessings, that's under the law. Instead, check with the Bible, pray to God for wisdom to interpret the text properly, and let him show you revelations. Wrong beliefs are also a ploy of Satan to prevent salvation through falling from grace.

If whatever you are hearing from the world that points you back to self, remember in the New Covenant, it's all God, not you. God says 'I will', not 'Thou shall'. Our own part to play is to rest in Him and guard our heart from worry and anxiety. Give everything to God. :)


Here are website where you can learn more about them:
http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/denominations/comparison_charts.htm
http://www.worldchristiandatabase.org/wcd/about/denominations.asp
http://www.wikichristian.org/index.php/Main_Page
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I go to a pentecostal church but i never actually call myself a pentecostal. I only believe in calling myself a christian.
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well before i was a catholic(baptized catholic when i was a baby)
after my father had baptized himself again to be a christian(protestant)
he tried to invite us, well i was kinda saying " im not ready yet" and was in a stage of confused religion on which religion i should go...

since my friend had a youth group which i thought at first was just a seminar
i started to go there and learned alot...
well im still not baptized again yet but i proudly call myself a christian(protestant) and not a catholic anymore...
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I go to a Baptist church, but I don't like to affiliate myself with a denomination. I believe in the Word of God, and any church that preaches that is fine. there are some things about certain denominations that I don't agree with, but I do believe in Christian unity.
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I also dont like to affiliate with any one church... I was kinda rased that way my parents were always moving frome church to chuch right now im at a chuch of the Nazarene (missionary church) i like the paster there ... but im just a Christian I believe that Jesus saved the world and i dont need to attach a church to that fact to go to heaven
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Believe it or not, I go to and was baptized into a non-denominational Christian church.

I've been to other churches that were really nice but this one has made such an impact on me and my Dad that I wouldn't want to be anywhere elts! ^.^ I agree that some churches that proclaim to preach the truth actually don't but there are still a lot that do and we can always pray for those that need it.
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digs wrote:

I go to a Baptist church, but I don't like to affiliate myself with a denomination. I believe in the Word of God, and any church that preaches that is fine. there are some things about certain denominations that I don't agree with, but I do believe in Christian unity.



actually Baptist is protestant.
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Faeleia wrote:

Hi all, I hope you guys do understand that there ARE differences between the different types of religions that many confuse with the main stream of Christianity. They stem FROM Christianity.

Here's a list of the major variations:

* Anglicans
* Catholics
* Independents
* Marginals
* Orthodox
* Protestants
* Charismatics
* Neocharismatics
* Pentecostals


Be careful of what you hear from different churches. Some of them, despite their well intentions teach things that mislead an average Christian, like having to work for blessings, that's under the law. Instead, check with the Bible, pray to God for wisdom to interpret the text properly, and let him show you revelations. Wrong beliefs are also a ploy of Satan to prevent salvation through falling from grace.

If whatever you are hearing from the world that points you back to self, remember in the New Covenant, it's all God, not you. God says 'I will', not 'Thou shall'. Our own part to play is to rest in Him and guard our heart from worry and anxiety. Give everything to God. :)


Here are website where you can learn more about them:
http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/denominations/comparison_charts.htm
http://www.worldchristiandatabase.org/wcd/about/denominations.asp
http://www.wikichristian.org/index.php/Main_Page


I notice how you didn't put Catholic up there. I personally don't agree with Catholic teachings especially when they have many rules that is not associated with the Bible at all (chastity for priests/nuns, purgatory, and how your sins can only be forgiven if you ask a priest to do it for you. You should be able to have your sins forgiven if you ask God personally.) I am a true protestant, more specifically a presbytarian because we go by what the Bible says and ONLY what the Bible says, not make some made up rules.



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It's difficult to tell people that Catholic isn't actually the right form of Christianity, they put it in a way that is more like performing rituals (but it almost seems like doing them to seek forgiveness, which HAS ALREADY been given! God is merciful, it's already been paid for! Plus, it's not about works, that's the O.T! That's why praise and worship is there! To praise His grace, his beautiful sacrifice for us! It's unbelievable how nice God is!).

It's easy to offend by saying Catholics are wrong, outright like that, therefore I just keep emphasizing that hearing the right things are essential. God will let you know if it's not the correct stuff. Check with the Bible! Hear more from other sources, then ask God to show you the right things.
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Faeleia wrote:

It's difficult to tell people that Catholic isn't actually the right form of Christianity, they put it in a way that is more like performing rituals (but it almost seems like doing them to seek forgiveness, which HAS ALREADY been given! God is merciful, it's already been paid for! Plus, it's not about works, that's the O.T! That's why praise and worship is there! To praise His grace, his beautiful sacrifice for us! It's unbelievable how nice God is!).

It's easy to offend by saying Catholics are wrong, outright like that, therefore I just keep emphasizing that hearing the right things are essential. God will let you know if it's not the correct stuff. Check with the Bible! Hear more from other sources, then ask God to show you the right things.


ahh, but who are we to say that the Catholic form of Christianity is wrong? It's hard to say to Catholics "oh, your belief system is flawed" because every belief system is flawed because humans are flawed. sure, there are some rediculous ruled that catholics follow but they are also very ritualistic and that doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. i call myself a bapticostal because I have my own views on Christianity i dont follow a set of guidlines that my church may follow. I may have a lot of things wrong but I know that I have some things right that my church has wrong. I really respect the catholic church because it went through a really rough patch but I also respect anabaptists because i know how hard they had it as well... we really dont have any right to claim our religion is the only religion because we dont know that for sure. All we really know comes from history; the rest is up to faith. And I think we still need to seek forgiveness. it may have already been paid for through Christ but when we sin God is displeased. He wont love us any less but I think it's only right to ask that he forgive us as well as those we have sinned against (such as parents or friends).
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^ Yeah, you're right about that. Forgiveness has already been given, but we should (of our own accord, not because 'the church says i must') to ask for forgiveness. God's goodness comes First, then repentence will follow. The O.T is that good things only come after you repent. God is good!

But know in your heart that God will and God has forgiven you. Because there are people out there who think that God is angry at them despite confessions, and go about fearful. I think repentence is a better choice word for this, since there can be people who confess and ask for forgiveness but don't repent, ie. knowing they are forgiven AND continue to sin. They just repeat this process. In that case, I don't think they got what confessing meant. Repentance should come from our own accord and sincerely as well.

It's hard to explain, but it's all about intentions while doing the same things other people in church do. Like taking the Holy Communion, it's just saying prayer and popping it into our mouths literally, but what counts is the heart.
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Posted 1/10/08
^ I totally agree with you
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So Baptist is Protestant? Uh... I'm kinda confused about that but okay, I'll go with it. Yup I'm baptized as a Protestant but I was baptized when I was a baby as a Catholic.
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