I see a lot of questions here about specific Christian denominations. I am just curious to see what moms here see as the main differences between denominations. Any general thoughts on the subject.Answer Question
Most of the denominations only have minor differences. The onlyÂ denominations withÂ serious differencesÂ in belief are groups like the Latter Day Saints, the Jehovah's Witnesses as they do not believeÂ some of the central beliefs of mainstream Christianity.
These are the basic beliefs of Christian Doctrine.
Here is a doctrine grid where you can see which issues that certain groups disagree on. They are divided into four categories (Primary Essentials, Secondary Essentials, Primary Non-Essentials, and Secondar Non-Essentials). Most denominational differences fall into the Secondary Non-Essentials category.
Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 1:14 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
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I was a pentecostal. The beliefs the congregation I belonged to were different from the UPC or whatever the main body is called. 1. The rapture was preached 2. They believed in the baptism in the name of jesus with the evidence of speaking in tongues (some thought that was a heaven/hell issue others didn't) 3. There were no standards of dress, well ya dressed modestly but women could wear pant and make up and jewlery. 4. Another thing I remember was they didn't believe in the trinity.
I don't remember all the verses that were used to explain the beliefs or customs. This was a great question. Thanks for posting :-)
Answer by anklebitr at 11:38 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
I'm sorry I didn't even answer the question. I think there are so many different denominations because everyone interpretes the bible differently. But like cinnamon said, Most are the same on the core issues.
Answer by anklebitr at 11:42 PM on Nov. 17, 2009
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