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Rob:

I once heard a preacher would sometimes say things like "And remember what lesson we learn from Revelation 23..." to see who was paying attention - because Revelation only has 22 chapters.

If someone did a "say what??" double-take, he knew they knew their bibles and were paying attention. If someone went into a flurry of page turning, he knew they were paying attention but didn't know their bible. And if they murmured "Amen" he knew they weren't even paying attention.
---StrongAxe on 9/7/10


For the past 24 years I have been attending a non denominational Bible Church. Our Church Motto is "GOD'S WORD-OUR WALK". We take our name from Acts 17:11

This is where I truly learned how to examine and study scripture, and too not just believe whatever I may hear.

This includes not just believeing what the Pastor may preach, but to examine and study scripture, along with taking notes to see if what he preaches is indeed true.

If the Pastor preaches something contrary to scripture, he is very approachable and open to being corrected.

Sometimes I believe he has intentionally preached things which are contrary to what is written in scripture to make sure people would approach and correct him.
---Rob on 9/6/10


st - ax

Where I attend is

Good Tidings Tabernalce Church

in Brazil, Ind. & Is an Apostolic Pentecost Church.

The One God Jesus name people is what we'r called some times ( we don't deny it ). Not only in Brazil, Ind but else where also.
---Lawrence on 9/6/10


cluny...it's not easy. God approves of me, and what I do, because, Him, God is the one who has given to me the gift, and God, is the one who has opened my eyes, mind, ears, and spirit, He raised me from the DEAD. What are you gonna do? I've got it.....I am surprise that you let me get away with this. Jesus+
---catherine on 9/6/10


\\When I do go to church here is what I find. A bunch of people with no enthusiasm of the Risen Savior. Looking stupid at the preacher. And singing their songs. Da, a da, da, and a dada d. Now lets all sit.
---catherine on 9/5/10\\

Oh, my, catherine.

How do you avoid thinking, "God, I thank Thee that I am not like these people"?
---Cluny on 9/5/10




When I do go to church here is what I find. A bunch of people with no enthusiasm of the Risen Savior. Looking stupid at the preacher. And singing their songs. Da, a da, da, and a dada d. Now lets all sit.
---catherine on 9/5/10


The Lords Church, Matthew 16:18, 1Corinthians 10:32, Ephesians 1:22, in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, Acts 9:31, 16:5, 2Corinthians 11:28. Several characteristics found in Revelations 2 and 3 apply here, and sadly - 3:4, "Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments, and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy."
Congratulations Lawrence as you deserve a place on the unofficial and unauthorized best and worst list for being able to blog on any subject with some combination of man made, trin, church, relig-org's, R.C.C., and daughters. Please see Apologetics, 'Bible References Trinity', 9/16 1/2 2/2. Also, John 10:30-38, 17:5, Hebrews 1:8 (Psalm 45:6) - the Father calls Jesus God Theos.
---Glenn on 9/4/10


Lawrence:

You said: One God Jesus name Apostolic Church, Same as The Early Church

I am not aware that ANY early church used that specific name (or any part of it, for that matter, other than perhaps "Apostolic church"). Can you point out any?
---StrongAxe on 9/3/10


Well I was born again into the Church when I was 22. I am a member of the Seventh day Adventist denomination. I go to the Gulhaven SDA church in Houston, Texas. I noticed I have some fellow Houstonians here.
---Samuel on 9/3/10


i have always been in and out of denominational church buildings. only to realize that i was really always a part of the Church of 24/7.

It used to be the Church of Hard Knocks, which used to be annexed to a school. i forget the name of the school although.

if you quit looking, you will find them everywhere...24/7.
---aka on 9/3/10




cluny

For the rcc, the (r)omans (c)orrupted (c)hurches. Even The Most 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15 doctrines.
---Lawrence on 9/3/10


\\One God Jesus name Apostolic Church, Same as The Early Church.
Good Tidings Tabernacle in Brazil, Ind.
---Lawrence on 9/3/10\\

I've noticed that the longer the name a denomination has, the fewer members it has, and generally the weirder its doctrines.
---Cluny on 9/3/10


One God Jesus name Apostolic Church, Same as The Early Church.
Good Tidings Tabernacle in Brazil, Ind.
---Lawrence on 9/3/10


Greater Grace Outreach Church in Houston Texas.Bishop E.L. Usher is my pastor. We have wonderful church services and are reaching the world through the love of God. Many wonderful ministries. Great church.
---Robyn on 10/18/07


I belong to the church of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. The group I worship with is on 17th Street. They are my church family with whom I worship,fellowship, and study with. This group has members who have been there for over 90 years. Like Jesus they do not change with the flavor of the week.
---chuck on 10/13/07


I was raised around fundamentalist and pentacostals, after college I remained secular, -for a short time. I am now studing with the Mormons. I pound them with questions, but they keep coming back, poor fellows won't give up.

That is a first, as I am used to 'bailing' when I pull out the big guns.
---MikeM on 9/28/06


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I belong to Jesus Christ's church. He is the head of the church.
---moses on 9/28/06


Sheila, there is not one sinner in heaven right now. There is not one who died in heaven. The bible says when we die, we go to sleep till Jesus comes back again. The only thing that went back to God is our breath/numa and when that happens, the dead dont know anything anymore. Jesus just procreates us again and raise us up to meet Him in the air.
---jana on 9/27/06


I attend a Baptist Church Fair Oaks Baptist in Far Oaks
---angea7453 on 7/8/05


I belong to Bethany Baptist Church.
---Lupe2618 on 6/2/05


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Emcee, I don't know what I wrote that was confussing. I believe we are saved by grace along. What I mean is that grace is given to the unregenerate. With grace comes the faith to believe. Eph.2:8. A man is not saved because he believes in Christ; he believes in Christ because he is saved. When I mean saved, I mean reborn. Satan or the lost don't have faith. Juda's was sorry what he did but he didn't have saving faith.
---Lupe2618 on 5/10/05


Emcee on 5/9/05-Please forgive me if I'm being rude answering question to Lupe.Yes,only sinners are saved by grace.If they weren't sinners(we all are),they wouldn't need saving.We're free from sin when we die(Ro.6:7).There aren't sinners in heaven.All in heaven are believers.All will confess Jesus is Lord to the glory of the Father(Phi.2:10-11).They aren't saved cuz they confess.Even demons believe(Jam 2:19).Righteous are those whose sins don't count against them,& those free from sin are also righteous.
---Sheila on 5/9/05


I have received Jesus as my Saviour. I go to a Baptist church. All who have received Jesus as saviour are part of Christ's church. Ro 12:5 Mt 16:18 Acts 2:47 Eph 5:24 Col 1:18
---Ulrika on 5/9/05


Lupe,on5/3/05: Am I to understand that only sinners are saved by grace & by Faith so heaven is full of sinners who do not believe?what about the righteous?
would that be presumptious?
---Emcee on 5/9/05


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I haved received Jesus as my Saviour and am saved by Grace through faith. Eph 1:13, and security of the believer.I talked more about my faith in the blog about fundamentalist or evangelical.
---Ulrika on 5/9/05


Ulrika on 5/4/05-I tend to be ELCA Lutheran.About James 2:19,yes we're not christians simply by believing in God,&we're not saved by good works(Eph 2:8-9) but also Eph 2:8 says we're saved by faith which is given to us by the grace of God as a gift,&that faith given to us by God does good works cuz if it didn't it'd be like the dead faith of demons(James 2:19-20).We're justified by faith(Ga.3:24)but we fall from grace if we seek to be justified by works(Ga.5:4)because the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love(Ga.5:6)because faith means nothing without love (1Co.13:2).
---Sheila on 5/8/05


Eloia wrote important truths based on scripture. James 2:19 We are not Christians by believing in God, or doing the best we can. Eph 2:8-9
---Ulrika on 5/4/05


Jovey: My dear, we ARE the church. All of us believers ARE the Body of Christ. No one is any more important than the other; therefore, the Holy Spirit tells us where to go to worship Him corporately. However we are mandated to worship Him with our whole hearts and minds every day of the year through studying Scripture, praising Him, thanking Him, praying continuously, fellowshipping with a believer everyday and witnessing through our words and deeds. Blessings to you as you bless and thank our Lord by your life!!
---Elsie on 5/4/05


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I got the names mispelled, sorry Eloy and Pierr. I like to read what both of you wrote for it gives us all an incentive to learn and search for the truth. Not to put down another but to help each other. I belong to a reform Baptist church.
---Lupe on 5/3/05


Elroy, I believe your thinking is well intented but Pierre is right on sinning. You see our salvation comes by grace. Not by any merit of ours. Because of God's love for us grace is given to us. Grace is inparted to sinful man, not because he believes, but in order that he may believe, for faith itself is a gift of God. Jesus promises that no one can take us out of His hands. For He say's, "You did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit." John 15:16. Redemption first, santification through life, Glorification when we die.
---Lupe on 5/3/05


I go to a Baptist church that preaches salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 10:9-13 Forsake not the assembly of believers. I believe in God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
---Ulrika on 5/3/05


I don't 'belong' to a church. I belong to the Lord. I consider myself to be non-denominational Christian. I go by the Bible and scripture rather than what a particular church does.
---Janet7433 on 5/1/05


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Eloy:
Thanks again. This time I agree very much wih everything you wrote BUT I fear we may have a different understading of the word PERFECTED. To me it means "progressivly sanctified",which does not exclude an occasional SLIP for which Jesus is ready to still offer me forgiveness if I confess my sin.Remember: justification = in a moment, sanctfication=work of a life time. I also believe that when WE get to heaven and we are PERFECT,we will no longer sin NOT EVEN A SLIP but will cotinue to grow in knowledge even though we will be perfect. Hope to see you up there!
---Pierr7958 on 4/30/05


Pierre, "Now to him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present fautless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy." Jude 24. Worship God. If Christ be in you, then be perfect and be ready now and always, give no place to the devil.
---Eloy on 4/30/05


Eloy:
Thanks again. This time I agree very much wih everything you wrote BUT I fear we may have a different understading of the word PERFECTED. To me it means "progressivly sanctified",which does not exclude an occasional SLIP for which Jesus is ready to still offer me forgiveness if I confess my sin.Remember: justification = in a moment, sanctfication=work of a life time. I also believe that when WE get to heaven and we are PERFECT,we will no longer sin NOT EVEN A SLIP but will cotinue to grow in knowledge even though we will be perfect. Hope to see you up there!
---Pierr7958 on 4/30/05


Pierre, In order to be Christlike, you must be converted from the Adamic nature to the Christ nature. This happens at rebirth. Many that are not reborn try to emulate Christ, but it is all in vain, as like the Sadducees and Pharisees with their pious policies. When you're reborn Christ will live in you, and when you receive the Holy Spirit you are perfected and ready for his Second Coming.
---Eloy on 4/30/05


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Eloy:
I honestly try to follow your reasoning but am having a hard time.
In your "blog" you say that I,Pierre am NATURE
but you also said:"the born ones are sinners BY NATURE"
and "the reborn are righteous BY NATURE"
So, we are eiher sinners or saints BY NATURE (nature, here being an agent)OR, I/we am/are NATURE( nature and I/we, the same! It can't be both! I think we HAVE a nature, a sinful nature which changes to become a christlike nature the more we behold Him.Even if you disagree, thank you for making me think.
---Pierre on 4/29/05


Pierre, nature is what you are. You either have the unregenerate nature, the old man of sin, or else you have the born-again nature, the new man of righteousness. Surely you see a difference between the unsaved and the born-again, don't you?
---Eloy on 4/29/05


ELOY:
I am really sorry that you chose not do answer my questions but I am even more sorry when you make declarationd like: "THE BORN ARE SINNERS BY NATURE but THE BORN AGAIN ARE RIGHTEOUS BY NATURE." How can you have both the good and the bad "from NATURE"? What happned to Jesus' sacrifice on Calvary? If NATURE was so good, he did not really need to die, did he? Can you not see that this needs rethinking? Sincerely! I still believe that you are a wellmeaning Christian but I think you are sincerely in erroe.
---Pierre on 4/29/05


Pierre, According to God there are only two races in this world, and not one. They are the wrong-doers and the well-doers. The born once are sinners by nature, but the born-again are righteous by nature. The sinner cannot be righteous, and the righteous cannot be a sinner. Jesus said that a good tree cannot produce evil fruit, and an evil tree cannot produce good fruit. 'nuf said: If you choose to sin, that is your sin and that is Your sin alone Pierre, and it is nobody elses. Make the tree good and it's fruit good, for the tree is known by it's fruit.
---Eloy on 4/29/05


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Jesus was the only person who has never sinned.

I know many very holy people, but they acknowledge that they are imperfect, and sin. I wonder how many on these blogs would claim that they never sin?

Some who claim never to, err in that they have little compassion for those who struggle.
---Alan_of_U.K. on 4/28/05


Eloy:
Kinedly answer my question:
Can you do wrong without actually sinning since you are a child of God (Christian)? I DON'T THINK SO???
Or have you attained "sainthood" so that you will not do anything wrong ever again unil Jesus comes? It would be nice but I think it is more accurate to say that as the process of sanctification takes place we should sin less and less HABITUALLY and thank God for being ready to forgive us our occasional failings.MY WISH: When Jesus comes back, I hope we will be among those He will invite
IN!
---Pierre on 4/28/05


Pierre, the Scripture uses very simple words so that all will know the truth. If you are of Christ, and you serve the Spirit of Christ in you, then you will not sin. For you cannot serve Christ and the flesh at the sametime. The command is: Go and sin no more, be righteous, be clean, be pure, be perfect, be holy. Why? Because I the Lord your God am righteous and clean and pure and perfect and holy. And God would not command you to do anything that is not possible to do.
---Eloy on 4/28/05


Eloy cont.
The verb "committ" sin, according to its GR. orgin, implies HABITUAL/continues sinning. That would apply to verses:4-8. It is a fact that we Christians still sin and need to confess and give up our sins. HABITUAL sinning must not be the pattern of our lives. Instead, we need to meditate more and more on God's goodness and sin will appear less and less enticing. Concl: We must not trvialize sin BUT following our justification ,which was instantly, be open to sanctification which acc. to the Word is the work of a lifetime! Happy review!
---Pierre on 4/28/05


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Eloy: Thanks! A first reading left me sober and yet looking for an explanation which I hope you will consider plausible.
This passage talks of the incompatibility of the Chrstian with sin but my study has led me NOT to conclude that we no longer sin because we are God's children. Question:
Are you telling me that you believe that from now on, you will be able for ex.to lie and steal,because you read that you no longer sin or are you telling me that you are never again going to sin (ex.to lie or steal) until Jesus comes??? In either case I would I would urge some further study. Cont.
---Pierre on 4/28/05


Pierre, "Whosoever stays in him sins not: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that commits sin is of the devil. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are shown, and the children of the devil: whosoever does not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loves not his brother." I John 3:6-10.
---Eloy on 4/28/05


Alan of UK:
Thanks for trying to understand my posting. I certainly did not mean that I belonged to some church ("synagogue of Satan") that tolerates sin! Rather as you say "we are all sinners" and as such we need to fellowship wih others who are/can be encouraging. As to my church affiliation, try again using the descriptors I mentioned. Good luck!
---Pierre on 4/27/05


Eloy ... surely we all sin?

I wonder if the answer to Pierre's question, is that the true church is the body of all Christians, irrespective of the different complexions.

So the answer to can you guess? is ... "Us all"?
---Alan_of_U.K. on 4/27/05


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Eloy:
I thought you would answer my question but you chose instead to imply that I am a member of the "synagogue of Satan!" How did you come to that conclusion? I think you really were a bit too unkind in your response. Try again but be kind. Thanks.
---Pierre on 4/27/05


Pierre, If you choose to be a sinner that's your choice, but you should not include the Christian church nor others in that choice. The synagogue of Satan is made up of sinners, but the true Christian church is made up of well-doers.
---Eloy on 4/27/05


Tagguts:
Very intersting answer! How did you come to your conclusion? The reason there are so many churches claiming to be the the "true" church is that they are led/attended by men and women who see things their way/ in different ways. Most are sincere, but we know there are/will be "false prophets" teaching lies. The best thing to do is to study the Word prayerfully and ask the Lord for His leading so that you may rightly differentiate the "good" fruit from the bad.
---Pierre on 4/27/05


Eloy:
How could you be so harsh in your posting? (smile). Does the list I made suggest a strong delusional church? Take each item and try to justify your characterization. Then I will get back to you. P.S. I am glad you said:"Ah I know it!" BUT followed up with a question:"Could it be...? Love and Peace!
---Pierre on 4/27/05


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Pierre, that's a toughy, but let me try to fill in the blank. Ahh! i know it! Could it be the strong delusional church?
---Eloy on 4/27/05


SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH,
The remnant Church.
but was wondering where they so many churches (names) in the days of Paul? how come they are so many different church and still reading the same bible(source)
---Tagguts on 4/27/05


Friends:
I believe I belong to the "true" church, even though it is very imperfect! It is made up of sinners like you and me.
It's message is a message for earth's last hour found in REV.14:6-12
It calls us to give glory to God in our lifestyle.1COR.6:19-20;10:31.
It warns that"the hour of judgment IS COME!" MATH.12:33,37/ACTS:24:25/Daniel 7:9-14.
It leads us to believe/act upon in faith to honor His law, as a THANK YOU for His salvation NOT in order to earn it!
It's name? You fill in the blank! ___ (smile)
---Pierre on 4/26/05


There are many strong and sincere chuches, however, I'm a Southern Baptist because after nearly 60 years of listening to pastors and teachers,and holding them up to the Word of God, S. Baptists adhere closest to His Word.

Candice. We are not Christians by believing in God. (James 2:19) OR doing the best we can. (Eph 2:8-9) We are Christians by TRUSTING SOLELY in the finished work of Christ on the cross to pay OUR SIN DEBT IN FULL. You must be born again... John 3:3.
---Eloia on 4/26/05


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Candice, if this person really wants to know about people, that's what the Christianet profiles are for. He/she can browse through and talk to people he/she likes. Wasn't it Paul who said denominations in Church are a bad thing? Then why the heck are we going against God by splitting HIS people up?
---Nikki on 4/26/05


Nikki& everyone asknig "why"? Maybe this person wants to know whom they are speaking to & where we come from,etc..in a way it does matter .I believe no matter if you are Luthern,baptist,non-denom, mennonite, catholic, etc. .as long as you worship God & live the best you can you are Christians.
---candice on 4/26/05


North Side Assembly a new but very active pentecostal church.
---bethie on 4/26/05


what the heck does it matter what church we belong to? What do you care? There are more important things in the Christian walk than the Church someone belongs to. As far as I am concerned, if 2 or 3 are gathered in HIS name, then you have Church.
---Nikki on 4/26/05


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i'm a preacher without a church.
---Eloy on 4/26/05


I belong to New Rock Spring UCC In Creedmoor, NC
---carmille on 4/25/05


Grace Harvest Church in Dothan, Al.
A non-denominational Church that came out of the Southern Baptist Denomanation in the early eighties.
---Wayne on 4/25/05


I belong to the Mennonites ,which is associated/part of Menonnite USA, it is 50 or less people, but they are mixed anywhere with former Amish to libral christians. I am more traditional headcovering& all, but other sisters there donot wear them, but accept me for what I believe.
---Candice on 4/25/05


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It might not matter, Dewey, but it's interesting. I'm Salvationist- been in the same Salvation Army corps (church) for almost 37 years.
---Ann5758 on 4/25/05


Southern Baptist, Emporia KS. It does make a difference to what fellowship you belong. The Holy Bible is THE inspired Word of God. II Tim. 3:16. Jesus Christ is THE LORD, Savior and Messiah.
---Eloia on 4/25/05


Jubilee International school of ministries, in fairfield, iowa
---Cheryl on 4/25/05


Hilltop Family Worship Church. W.V. Meaning anyone, can come on in regardless of their race, sex, etc.
---Rebecca_D on 4/25/05


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I belong to Life Church in Edmond, OK.
---Lenny on 4/25/05


By jovey!!,you forgot to say which one you belong to,most people from the Phillipines are catholic ,some muslim."Seek first the Kingdom of God & his Mercy ect."I have found this in my personal belief & asssesment as catholic,under the catholic Church founded by Jesus himself 2005 years ago,as you have lived so shall you reap.
---Emcee on 4/25/05


Does it really matter.
---Dewey on 4/25/05


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