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Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 12:27am On Mar 03, 2019
As we all know.

Christianity is a religion based on the
life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as
described in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.


Having known what the word Christianity implies; I want to know, why do we have so many Christian
denominations? What exactly is the essence?



Your help to give me audience for clarifications will be highly appreciated.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by callmeVIBRANT(m): 12:56am On Mar 03, 2019
FTC
The Catholic Church is the best church.. it is the true way that leads to Christ..forget other denominations.. Catholic is one..Catholic is Holy and the Catholic Church was instituted by Christ himself.. call this number for argument 08175773780

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 1:03am On Mar 03, 2019
callmeVIBRANT:
only God knows
He directed us to? I don't understand bruv.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by iammo(m): 1:59am On Mar 03, 2019
"Christianity " simply means to be christlike. Romans who are Christ like introduced Catholic and Christ like British introduced Anglican, Americans who are Christ like introduced Pentecostal similarly CAC reflects yoruba culture in someways including praying style... hence all denomination are Christ like only difference is infussion of little cultural practice of it's originator

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by Omuneizzy6(m): 4:44am On Mar 03, 2019
And you think only your small church can take the word of God to every part of the world... we even need more denominations
but remember the more we have them the more the evil of men increases...

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by Nobody: 6:36am On Mar 03, 2019
People from different cultures like to express their faith and worship God in their own distinctive ways.
But the truth is that most of this denomination brings confusion and causes disunity.

Let's say, if am a pagan all my life, later I decide to join Christianity, if I go to the Catholic Church, different teaching, if I go to Pentecostal, different teaching, it will cause confusion .

But, Like everyone else, Christians struggle with pride, selfishness, stubbornness, the desire to wield power, and
hypocrisy , so they sometimes respond to their disagreements poorly, hence the different denomination of churches just like Anglican Church was coined out of Catholic Church just because the King couldn't have his way.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by paxonel(m): 6:47am On Mar 03, 2019
donstan18:
As we all know.

Christianity is a religion based on the
life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as
described in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.


Having known what the word Christianity implies; I want to know, why do we have so many Christian
denominations? What exactly is the essence?




Myndy44
Lalasticlala.
Your help to give me audience for clarifications will be highly appreciated.
its a sign of individual differences the way everyone want to practice their own christianity

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by CAPSLOCKED: 7:08am On Mar 03, 2019
callmeVIBRANT:
only God knows

BELIEVERS WHEN EVER THEY DON'T WANT TO CRITICALLY THINK THEY HAND MATTERS OVER TO GOD, LIKE YOU JUST DID.

...AND THAT IS WHY THERE ARE SO MANY DENOMINATIONS.
BECAUSE BELIEVERS DON'T THINK FOR THEMSELVES, THEY FALL FOR CHARLATANS AND CONMEN OPENING PERSONAL CHURCHES WHERE THEY MILK THE GULLIBLE, CLAIMING THEY WERE INSTRUCTED AND INSPIRED BY GOD.

WHICH GOD INSPIRES THE CREATION OF OVER 20,000 CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS WORLDWIDE, ALMOST EACH ONE CLAIMING THEY'RE THE "CHOSEN", AND ONLY TRUE DENOMINATION FOUNDED BY GOD.

CHRISTIANITY, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER RELIGION, IS A JOKE ON THE POOR, CONFUSED AND GULLIBLE.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by izzou(m): 7:12am On Mar 03, 2019
grin

Denomination is Satan's way of scattering the church..... You can argue with yourself if you like...

Most, if not all, denominant pastors all came from a particular church, but along the line, they left.... Even if God called them, why didn't they continue with the same church they were serving then?

And what we have today is competition and marketing. If you tell someone that you attend a particular church, he'll still want to force you to attend his own, because to him, his own is "where God is truly"

Satan is busy dividing Christians daily...

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by iceboy4752(m): 7:47am On Mar 03, 2019
Confusion and confusion upon confusion.
Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by meobizy(f): 8:17am On Mar 03, 2019
It’s because if one tells ten men an account of a story they will all tell others the same story in different ways.
It is a human thing: we all say things in our own way.
The message of God is no different from other oral histories. It is prone to interpretation in many ways, forms and languages.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 8:36am On Mar 03, 2019
Omuneizzy6:
And you think only your small church can take the word of God to every part of the world . we even need more denominations
but remember the more we have them the more the evil of men increases...
Don't be gullible.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by Ihedinobi3: 8:39am On Mar 03, 2019
donstan18:
As we all know.

Christianity is a religion based on the
life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as
described in the New Testament of the Holy Bible.


Having known what the word Christianity implies; I want to know, why do we have so many Christian
denominations? What exactly is the essence?




Myndy44
Lalasticlala.
Your help to give me audience for clarifications will be highly appreciated.
Obviously, as this thread itself shows, Christianity means slightly different things to different people. That is just more evidence that people believe different things about the same things.

According to the Bible, a Christian is anyone who believes in Jesus Christ.

But not many people really care what the Bible says. Most people are making things up and getting very emotional about it. Because they do, they form exclusive groups around their ideas and protect themselves thus from the Truth.

Local churches are very useful for believers who are interested in growing in the Truth to help and encourage each other to do so. So, ideally, local churches would be open to all Christians who believe in the Bible and are zealous for the Truth. But denominations are a different kind of animal. They tend to only be open to people who share their specific taste in lies.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 8:40am On Mar 03, 2019
izzou:
grin

Denomination is Satan's way of scattering the church..... You can argue with yourself if you like...

Most, if not all, denominant pastors all came from a particular church, but along the line, they left.... Even if God called them, why didn't they continue with the same church they were serving then?

And what we have today is competition and marketing. If you tell someone that you attend a particular church, he'll still want to force you to attend his own, because to him, his own is "where God is truly"

Satan is busy dividing Christians daily...



You are smart.

This was my major reason for opening this thread.

I see it that self-interest and greed is the reason behind these church founders.

I may be wrong.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 9:01am On Mar 03, 2019
CAPSLOCKED:


BELIEVERS WHEN EVER THEY DON'T WANT TO CRITICALLY THINK THEY HAND MATTERS OVER TO GOD, LIKE YOU JUST DID.
cheesy grin

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 10:02am On Mar 03, 2019
meobizy:
It’s because if one tells ten men an account of a story they will all tell others the same story in different ways.
It is a human thing: we all say things in our own way.
The message of God is no different from other oral histories. It is prone to interpretation in many ways, forms and languages.
But some denominations have different beliefs from others.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by meobizy(f): 10:04am On Mar 03, 2019
donstan18:

But some denominations have different beliefs from others.
It’s all part of the different story tellings.
One never tells how they struggled through a fight, all they talk about is the ultimate victory.
As such some people will deduct things they feel are unneeded in a narration.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 10:12am On Mar 03, 2019
meobizy:

It’s all part of the different story tellings.
One never tells how they struggled through a fight, all they talk about is the ultimate victory.
As such some people will deduct things they feel are unneeded in a narration.
We sure can't call those kind of teachings a proper one since it doesn't come in full details.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by meobizy(f): 10:17am On Mar 03, 2019
donstan18:

We sure can't call those kind of teachings a proper one since it doesn't come in full details.
...and you are not the judge of human psychology.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 10:18am On Mar 03, 2019
meobizy:
...and you are not the judge of human psychology.
Who is? Lol.
Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by Uyi168(m): 10:28am On Mar 03, 2019
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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by Trippledots(m): 9:40am On Mar 10, 2019
IF TAXES AND SOME REALLY STRICT PROCESSES NEEDED TO OPEN AND RUN A CHURCH IS ENACTED INTO LAW, YOU WILL SEE HOW PEOPLE WHO ERSTWHILE CLAIMED GOD CALLED THEM WILL START MISSING HIS CALL ANYHOW...

we just enjoy abusing things, hence the proliferation of denominations, doctrines etc

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by Cynie42: 6:22am On Mar 17, 2019
Mainly for different pattern of teaching
Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 7:34am On Mar 17, 2019
Lalasticlala
Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 7:59am On Mar 24, 2019
Trippledots:
IF TAXES AND SOME REALLY STRICT PROCESSES NEEDED TO OPEN AND RUN A CHURCH IS ENACTED INTO LAW, YOU WILL SEE HOW PEOPLE WHO ERSTWHILE CLAIMED GOD CALLED THEM WILL START MISSING HIS CALL ANYHOW...

we just enjoy abusing things, hence the proliferation of denominations, doctrines etc
grin grin

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by donstan18: 8:00am On Mar 24, 2019
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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by Nobody: 8:30am On Mar 24, 2019
The denominations we have today is a testament that most of our worship is human driven and subject to the whims of man, most of which are not in sync with the Holy Spirit.

The early church was one, and even after the persecution, still reported to the Jerusalem council despite having many branches.

What we have today is even more appalling, mushroom churches springing up at every corner, mirroring the greed in us, as we constantly look for ways to milk out money from gullible followers.
Churches are increasing but immorality and iniquity abounds. We should reflect on that

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by gratiaeo(m): 8:30am On Mar 24, 2019
The answer is GREED

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by Nobody: 8:30am On Mar 24, 2019
Because the bible is a book of confusion

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by affable4(m): 8:31am On Mar 24, 2019
We are all deceiving ourselves.

All condemning one another.

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Re: Why Do We Have So Many Christian Denominations? What's the essence? by IDEKEALUMONA(m): 8:31am On Mar 24, 2019
money

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