What is the difference between a denominational church and a Christian church?
Christian churches can be denominational, but not all are.
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Denominational differences . This question is very general and is more easily answered on a pair-level comparison.. In summary, the various denominations fall under numero…us categories two of which are widely known as apostate or heretical and many others vary in ideoloy and it is important to note the Historical schism top-down hierarchical structure of the Catholic faith due too its worldwide large influence. In noting more,. Families of Christian denominations in North America offers the following:. Today, there are many ways of classifying the over 1,500 Christian faith groups in North America:. Into three or four meta-groups (e.g. Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican),. By "wing" (e.g. conservative, mainline, and liberal), By denomination (From the Amish to The Way) By theological belief system (Calvinism, Arminianism, etc.), and By religious family, (Baptist, Lutheran, Pentecostal, etc.) . They interpret the Bible differently. Some even came out with their own version of the Bible.
Pentacostals believe that the sign of salvation is speaking in tongues, whereas a non-denominational church has a lesser emphasis and considers it a spiritual gift, but not a …requirement for salvation. Another observation regarding this is that many Pentacostal churches are comfortable with their congregations speaking in tongues openly, whereas non-denominational churches require an interpreter if a believer speaks tongues in front of a group of people. Speaking in tongues is not salvation & has nothing to do with salvation. The difference is mainly doctrinal & baptismal. I am a Apostolic Christian and knowing that salvation really means makes its easy for me to say that speaking in tongues has everything to do with salvation. Acts 2:37-38 tell us what it means to be saved and the gift of the Holy Ghost is for EVERYONE. Once you are filled with God's spirit he dwells within you. We don't speak in tongue in front of large groups and don't use interpreters. Speaking in tongues is how the Holy Ghost communicates with the Lord on your behalf. The bible doesn't speak of people preaching or teaching in tongues. Look into finding a Apostolic church we are Pentecostal believers. Remember that the enemy is out to discourage you stick to the scriptures for those who are filled with the spirit not to what the carnal man has to say about God's word.
People disagree on the details of how Christianity is properly practiced.
The difference between them is a denominational church will have a set of beliefs (doctrine) that is recognised throughout the denomination, where as a non denominational chur…ch will not. That's not to say you have to belong to the Baptist, Nazarene, etc. But with the same teaching from church to Church within the denomination it helps prevent false teaching.
I am no expert, but Christian Reformed appears to be an off-shoot of the Calvanist teachings. Some of the differences, based on the Christian Reformed Church's own website, in…clude: CRC=Christian Reformed Church RC=Roman Catholic -Salvation is by grace alone through faith (CRC), and not by our own good works (RC says faith *and* good works.) -The Bible alone is the authoritative Word of God, not traditions or church leaders. (Jesus gave Peter Permanent authority on earth and in Heaven; as for traditions, they are symbols to draw us to God, and make us remember and meditate on aspects of holiness.) -All believers are priests of God, anointed in Christ to serve him always, everywhere, in all they do. (RC-Only 'anointed' ones are apostles, chosen by God, but anyone can be a disciple.) -God gave us two sacraments, baptism and communion, which are signs and seals of God's promises. (What about marriage? And reconciliation? Confirmation developed out of necessity as Christianity spread. Holy Orders is related to the above.) -A clergy's blessing of the communion bread and wine do not really turn them into the actual body and blood of Christ.The original sinful condition in which we are born as well as our actual sins are all fully washed away by Christ's one sacrifice on the cross. (RC believes that the bread and wine is transubstantiated into the body and blood of Christ.) -Prayer should be directed to God alone, not to saints or to Mary. In fact, all believers are both sinners needing God's constant forgiveness and saints whom the Holy Spirit is already remaking to be like Jesus. (RC-reveres and petitions saints on behalf of God, but doesn't worship them. CRC believes the Apostle's Creed, one point of which is the Communion of Saints.) These comparison points were pulled from CRC's own website. This is of course, my biased opinion, and it's probably obvious which one I side with. I've attempted not to be confrontational, but I *strongly* encourage you to research each on your own, and from as unbiased sides as possible.
In a sense there is no real difference. Methodists are christians by definition, they stick to the trinitarian point of view of christianity (there is one God in three parts, …father son and holy ghost).. There are many different denominations or types of christianity. They are all very similar with their beliefs, the only difference is that the way that they choose to worship God is different to the way other denominations choose to worship.. There are a few other differences in theology and practice, but these are minor differences. Usually it comes down to a different leadership and what hymns and songs are chosen and how a service is run. In all honestly methodist churches are christian churches, just like the church of england, pentecostal and URC churches. Each one of these denominations started out because they wanted to change the way things were done and worship God in the way they want to methodist is a branch of christian
The similarities between the various denominations can be summarised in the Nicene Creed - a statement of belief agreed at the Council of Nicea in the 4th century, before deno…minations as such existed.. This statement was agreed to avoid heresies that werecontrary to the scriptures and also contrary to those who received the stories of Jesus handed down word of mouth from the original disciples and eyewitnesses.. If a church can subscribe to these beliefs then it can call itself an orthodox Christian Church. There are differences between the various denominations (eg baptists prefer baptism by immersion, others do not necessarily use this method) but most of these differences are peripheral and do not alter the essental beliefs of the Church worldwide. If, however, a so-called Christian church cannot uphold the Creed (for example, Jehovah's Witnesses do not subscribe to the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and do not accept the divinity of Jesus) then they cannot be classed as a Christian Church but should be designated a sect.. The Nicene Creed goes as follows:. We believe in one God , the Father , the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.. We believe in the Holy Spirit , the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets.. We believe in one holy catholic (i.e. universal' ) and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
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you believe what you are told from the time you are born so if you are born in another part of the world you will believe what you are told is right and ofcourse everyone is r…ight and everyone else is wrong.but some choose to use the brain they were born with when they get older and research for them selves
They use The Book of Common Prayer in their services. It is formally the Established Church of England ie part of the State - a number of bishops sit in the "House of Lor…ds". ------------------------------------------ Firstly, the Anglican Church is not simply the Established Church of England , if it is connected at all! It is all the baptised people in that country who believe in the revelation of Christ, this, recorded in scripture and explained and interpreted by the Bishops in the Seven Councils. This it is that separates the Anglican Church , from the Christian Sects! .
There are many differences between the Catholic Church and nondenominational churches. Nondenominational churches (as their title suggests) are not affiliated with any partic…ular denomination. This means that there is nothing distinctive about their theology or their governance that aligns them with any particular denomination. The Catholic Church, however, has a very distinctive theology and governance that separates it from other Churches or ecclesial communions. It follows from this that nondenominational churches do not have many of the things that make the Catholic Church distinctly Catholic. This includes things like: . The pope, bishops, or a formal hierarchy . Seven Sacraments . The Sacrifice of the Mass . Prayer to the saints . Devotion to Mary . The four Marian dogmas . Sacred Tradition . Apostolic Succession . A distinction between mortal sin and venial sin . A belief in Purgatory . The use of statues and icons In virtue of being nondenominational, they vary greatly in theology from church to church, but in general, nondenominational churches tend to focus on the basic Gospel message and do not stray very far beyond that. The Catholic Church, of course, preaches the Gospel as well, but She also preaches many other things that, while not specifically the Gospel message as such, are still true and thus must be taught and believed. This would include many of the items listed above. Nondenominational churches may or may not also differ with the Catholic Church on various issues of morality, such as abortion, contraception, homosexual marriage, divorce, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, capital punishment, etc. How much any nondenominational church differs with the Catholic Church on these matters basically depends on the nondenominational church in question. Some may differ greatly with the Catholic Church on these matters, while others may be perfectly aligned with us.
Roman Catholic answer There is no difference, they are the same thing: Christian . A name first given to the followers of our Lord at Antioch (Acts xi, 26). since the ris…e of Protestantism the name has been used in so many different senses as to have become almost meaningless: it may indicate a Catholic or a Unitarian, or even be applied to an infidel who displays some virtue which is associate with Christ. It may reasonably be applied to the members of all the ancient churches, whether in communion with the Holy See, or not, and to those Protestants who profess, explicitly or implicitly, the Nicene creed in its traditional interpretation. The Church puts no definite official meaning on the word, as she does on Catholic. Protestantism . A generic name for those forms of Christianity derived from the teachings of those who revolted from the Catholic Church in the 16th century and for the principles characteristic of them. These were chiefly the sufficiency and supremacy of the Bible as the rule of faith; the total corruption and depravity of human nature by the Fall; the dependence of salvation solely on the merits of Christ (justification by faith) ; predestination to Heaven or Hell; the universal priesthood of all believers interpreted as an opposition to the divine appointment of an ordained priesthood and as a right to private interpretation of doctrine in general and the Bible in particular. The Hebrew Scriptures had a sudden and new importance; in particular, Calvinism, in its ultimate analysis, was an enlarged Judaism and Hebraism (for example, the idea that prosperity and success are tokens by which election can be recognized) is still a characteristic of much Protestantism, even when it has to a considerable extent repudiated the Old Testament. There followed from these the rejection of papal (and in some cases of episcopal) authority and the doctrines of the Mass as a sacrifice, the Real Presence, confession and penance, Purgatory, indulgences, the intercession of the saints, the meritoriousness and necessity of good works for salvation, etc. The principle which became ruling was that of private judgment and free choice which is supreme in popular Protestantism today: the latest and most devastating development is "Modernism," which in effect adopts historical statements of doctrines in faith and morals and chooses the interpretation to be put on them according to the ideas and taste of the individual concerned. In accordance with the spirit of the times, Protestantism is now pragmatist, ethical and naturalistic, and less and less upholds a divine revelation of absolute truth. The primary forms from which Protestantism derives are Lutheranism, Calvinism, Zwinglianism, and Anglicanism. from A Catholic Dictionary , edited by Donald Attwater, second edition, revised.
There is no doubt that the Roman Catholic Church is a Christian Church. It is in the mainstream of Christianity. Many Catholics would say that the Roman Catholic Church is …the only true Christian Church. They claim that the Catholic Church was founded by the earliest apostles, although the Orthodox Churches, and indeed the Coptic Church, would arguably have an equal right to make that claim. On entering a Catholic Church, the main difference that most Protestants would see is the use of images and statues of saints, often with parishioners praying before them. The Catholic Church says this is not idolatory because the saints are only venerated and that the prayers are for intercession to God. Protestants may respond that Jesus is worshipped and that Catholic churches invariably have statues and crucifixes of Jesus, for worship by the congregation.
There are several reasons why there are so many different church denominations, these are practices, style of worship, style of service, locality, language, but the major thin…g that separates, especially the smaller denominations, is theology and teaching. Religion is man made; men have turned a relationship with God through Jesus Christ into a set of dos and don'ts.
Christianity really isn't a church or a religion although there arenow churches that identify themselves as "The Christian Church"etc... These church's are more purists when i…t comes to theirbelief systems. For example, the Catholic Church has confession,the rosary as well as a number of other unique features. A ChristanChurch would normally believe that you do not need a priest to talkto God when you can simply talk to him yourself. So, I am thinking that you may be asking why Christianity has somany different denominations. The low down simple answer is becausethey don't agree. For example, The Jehovah Witness religion teachesthat only 144000 people will go to heaven while the Catholicsbelieve as long as you are baptized, spiritually born again andaccept Jesus into your heart, do not commit a mortal sin and followthe teachings of Christ then you will go to heaven which leaves awhole lot more room for more than 144000 people to get in. For themost part the Catholics and the Protestants (All ChristianReligions that are not Catholic, i.e. Baptist, Lutheran, Mormon,Pentecostal, Methodist, Jehovah's, etc...) have the same beliefsystem. So again, the simple answer is because they don't agree with eachother on various points. Answer2: Does the Bible say that there are hundreds of faiths tochoose from and that whichever one we select will be all right withGod? The apostle Paul received instructions from the resurrectedJesus Christ that said quite the contrary. Jesus sent him to peopleof the nations "to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness tolight and from the authority of Satan to God." (Acts 26:17, 18)Clearly, our choice of religion does matter. Many of the people towhom Paul was sent already had a religion. But they were in"darkness." Indeed, if all religions were simply different roadsleading to life everlasting and God's favor, there would have beenno need for Jesus to train his followers for the disciple-makingwork that he commissioned them to do.-Matthew 28:19, 20.
Denominational would be like Roman Catholic. Non denominational is not associated with a subgroup of Christianity.
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