Which Church...?

Which Church...?

Jimmy Wren
Jimmy Wren

September 26th, 2007, 5:05 pm #1

The world hears so much of the denominational in religion, both’ in pulpit and press, such as Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopalian, Protestant, Evangelical, Reformed Orthodox, Nazarene, Seventh DayAdventist, Latter Day Saints, organized and re-organized, and a whole legion of other religious bodies called churches, that it must be wondering if Christ himself ever had a church, and if he has one today, where is it? How could one find it? Out of the many churches that are in the world today, which church is right--which church did Jesus build?

In Christ,
Jimmy
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Concerned
Concerned

October 19th, 2007, 5:01 pm #2

<font face=arial>I agree that there is so much confusion in denominationalism. There is also confusion when a religious group claims to be non-denominational in THEIR [the human founders’] sense that such a religious group or groups attempt at encompassing religions of all sorts as part of the established church of Christ in 33 A.D.—the proper terminology for such a move is in reality INTER-DENOMINATIONALISM. That process is not at all “non-denominational” for the fact that human creeds and dogmas are inherent in their beliefs and practices, instead of wholly relying on the Holy Scripture for doctrine and teachings.

Look at the following list of just this one major group ALONE—and all the divisions:
  • Charismatics, Pietists and Holiness Churches, Pentecostalism, Oneness Pentecostalism, Neo-charismatic churches, Other movement churches
  • New Frontiers
  • Vineyard Movement
  • Sovereign Grace Ministries
  • Charismatic Episcopal Church
  • Full Gospel
  • Apostolic Christian Church
  • Bible Fellowship Church
  • Christian & Missionary Alliance
  • Christian's Missionary Church
  • Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A.
  • Church of God (Anderson)
  • Church of God (Guthrie, Oklahoma)
  • Church of God (Holiness)
  • Churches of God General Conference (Winebrenner)
  • Church of the Nazarene
  • Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Missionary Church
  • United Christian Church
  • Abundant Life Worship Centers
  • Apostolic Assemblies of Christ
  • Apostolic Church of Pentecost of Canada
  • Apostolic Faith Church
  • Assemblies of God
  • Assembly of Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ
  • Calvary Holiness Association
  • Charismatic Episcopal Church
  • Christian City Churches
  • Christ Gospel Churches International
  • Christian Church of North America
  • Christian Congregation of Brazil
  • Christian Outreach Centre
  • Christian Revival Crusade
  • Church of God (Charleston, Tennessee)
  • Church of God (Chattanooga)
  • Church of God (Cleveland)
  • Church of God (Huntsville, Alabama)
  • Church of God (Jerusalem Acres)
  • Church of God for All Nations
  • Church of God by Faith
  • Church of God, House of Prayer
  • Church of God in Christ
  • Church of God Mountain Assembly
  • Church of God of Prophecy
  • Church of God with Signs Following
  • Church of God of the Union Assembly
  • Church of the Little Children of Jesus Christ
  • Congregational Holiness Church
  • CRC Churches International
  • Destiny Church
  • Elim Fellowship
  • Elim Pentecostal Church
  • Fire Baptized Holiness Church of God of the Americas
  • God is Love Pentecostal Church
  • Holiness Baptist Association
  • Independent Assemblies of God, International
  • International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
  • International Pentecostal Church of Christ
  • International Pentecostal Holiness Church
  • Ministers Fellowship International
  • New Life Churches
  • Open Bible Standard Churches (association of autonomous churches)
  • Pentecostal Mission
  • Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
  • Pentecostal Assemblies of Newfoundland
  • Pentecostal Church of God
  • Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church
  • Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America
  • Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith
  • Pentecostal World Conference
  • Redeemed Christian Church of God
  • The Church of God (Jerusalem Acres)
  • The Church of God for All Nations
  • The Fellowship (FGFCMI)
  • United Gospel Tabernacles
  • United Holy Church of America
  • United Pentecostal Churches of Christ
  • Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Christ Jesus
  • Apostolic Brethren
  • Apostolic Church of the Faith in Jesus Christ
  • Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God
  • Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Prophecy
  • Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith
  • International Church of Jesus Christ
  • Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
  • Potter's House Christian Fellowship
  • United Pentecostal Church
  • Kimbanguist Church
  • The Church of the Lord (Aladura)
  • Zion Christian Church
  • True Jesus Church,
  • Church Assembly Hall
  • New Birth Movement
  • Montagnard Evangelical Church
  • Bible Christian Mission
  • Filadelfia Fellowship
  • New Life Fellowship
  • New Life Outreach
  • Reaching Indians Ministries
  • Believers' Churches in India
  • Rajasthan Bible Institute
  • Calvary Chapel
  • Church of Christ, Instrumental (aka Kelleyites)
  • Children of God
  • Christian City Church (aka "CCC" or "C3i")
  • City Harvest Church
  • Evangelical Covenant Church of America ("Swedish Evangelical Mission Covenant")
  • Evangelical Free Church of America
  • Grace Movement Churches
  • Hope Church Singapore
  • Fellowship of Fundamental Bible Churches
  • Great Commission Association
  • Indian Shakers
  • New Frontiers (formerly New Frontiers International)
  • Metropolitan Community Churches
  • Schwenkfelder Church
  • Two by Two (aka The Truth, The Way) and its offshoot Cooneyites
  • Vineyard Movement
  • Charismatic Episcopal Church
For a more complete set of other major religious groups and their divisions, please see the thread: “The Body of Christ” This is a very serious issue to consider—Which one of the world’s so-called “Christian” religious bodies is the true church of our Lord? Are they all part of the body of Christ? There is no unity in these religions whatsoever, contrary to the prayer for unity and oneness. They all have different sets of beliefs and teachings—especially in the realm of how one outside of Christ obtains redemption in His blood and becomes a member of the body of Christ. </font>
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