Denominations: Your opinion?

@srbollar (259)
United States
November 24, 2008 6:37pm CST
So what do you guys think: do you think denominations are good because people get to worship the way they particularly want, or bad because it builds unnecessary walls between people who are all Christians?
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@hildas (3031)
25 Nov 08
I think religion and having beliefs are good for us all. It does cause a lot of arguments on here though which I usually avoid, but it does build walls also, because we avoid it on here alot. Welcome to MyLot.
@srbollar (259)
• United States
25 Nov 08
By having beliefs, do you many like any religion or any denomination? What's your verdict on the question at hand? I know some discussions can get heated, but I really don't think that means that we should avoid them... We have to discuss things that we care about. We can't just be cowards to avoid confrontation with people who might not necessarily agree with us.
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@hildas (3031)
26 Nov 08
I read my Bible every night. I used to go to Church, but I like to read it my own way. When I have discussed Christian topics on here, someone usually gets smart, so It is not worth it as I get mad at them.
@aadjei (28)
• United States
25 Nov 08
What I think about denomination is that they are not necessary because Jesus never addressed us as denominations but as Believer's of the One true God. See people like to have their own opinion when it comes to worshiping God but what does the bible say about the way God asks us to worship Him, that is what is important. The reason why we have so many denominations is because Christians are concerned about what they want God to be like for them and not what God wants us to be for Him. We must remember God does not exist for us, we exist for God and we must be concerned with His will. But everything about denomination just is not biblical and Christians need to study there bibles and see and understand who God really is. Remember what Jesus said in the book of John 4:23-24 " But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father seeks such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth". And denomination brings a wall between Christians and causes us to argue with one another. God Bless you
@srbollar (259)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Thanks. It is what the Bible says that is important. However, that's exactly how denominations start. It's just different people interpreting what the Bible is saying differently. Considering all the factors that come from historical context, how the church as a whole has dealt with issues, and things like that, it would be naive to think that all Christians could agree on what the Bible says about how to worship God.
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@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Im sorry now I know what you mean. I think it is good since people worship with people with common faith and beliefs .
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@katrhina23 (1282)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I am sorry but I dont get what you mean .
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@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
25 Nov 08
This discussion opens up a whole can of worms for me. I have seen some churches that respect other denominations and can fellowship with them and enjoy it. Then I have seen others who will tell you if you don't believe "their way" you're just wrong. I think the whole denomination factor does cause a lot of confusion, especially for young christians. In the perfect world we could just all get along but I guess that is yet to come huh?
@srbollar (259)
• United States
25 Nov 08
A perfect world. *sigh* That would be nice. It does cause confusion for young believers, indeed. This 11-year old came to my house, and when I left the room and came back I saw she was looking in my Bible. Then she told me she wanted to know what was in a Methodist Bible because she thought she had only ever seen a Baptist one. Funny, but kind of sad in reality.
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@edujccz (929)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
You mentioned about different translation of the bible, so thats it, that was causes denomination. Translation going to different interpretation goes to a new denomination. To me is not good, because it will result to more confusion. And when will people stop producing this denomination, we will never know. What is happenning today was, people read the bible and his interpretation is different, so, he puts up his church with a different name, as generation passes in decade , and here a new person feeling inteligent again interpret the bible in his own , set up his church with a new name and the process goes on an on believing that his interpretation of the bible is better than the other. How many denomination more to come. Well, I dont want to be confused, I was born and baptized under Catholic Christianity and I will stay that way where my parents brought me in. As I grew up ,I can see new kinds of denomination coming in our place, others will come to our house and lecture us with this new denomination, I just listened to them but to transfer is very remote. Happy Posting.