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it was one Man-Martin Luther who left the One True Church. Ruben
Your knowledge of History is incomplete. Martin Luther was a leader in the 16th century. Before him came.
12th Peter Waldo, Waldensians.
14th John Wycliffe, English reformer, the "Morning Star of Reformation".
15th 1415 Jan Hus, Catholic priest and professor,(Moravians).
At about the same time were.
Jacobus Arminius, Dutch theologian,
John Calvin, French theologian, reformer Calvinism
Balthasar Hubmaier, influential Anabaptist theologian,
John Knox, leader of the Scottish Reformation
Menno Simons, Anabaptist leader Mennonitism
John Smyth, early Baptist leader
Huldrych Zwingli, founder of Swiss Reformed tradition
---Samuelbb7 on 1/17/14


I cannot help wonder does anyone who denies that the current Pentecostal experience of speaking in tongues when one is Baptised in the Holy Ghost is of God but instead gibberish or of Satan ever look at the seriousness of saying that it isn't of God when it is. That would seem to make a case of denying God and to me the outcome,being cut off from God,would be the worst thing that could happen. I am not judging anyone but I really care about you and I fear for your soul. You see I know the Spirit of God and not His Spirit and I know that there are more cases where it is God,it is the Holy Ghost giving utterance to God's people to speak in tongues for God than there are false tongues.
---Darlene_1 on 1/17/14


\\Concerning Monothelitism (640-681),\\

It was Pope Honorius, later condemned by the Sixth Ecumenical Council, who embraced monothelitism.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/17/14


Cluny* Because until 1054, there was only one church, Orthodox, until the Roman Catholics split off.

Actually the Eastern Church has split from the West and the Catholic Church on six occasion before 1054:

The Arian schisms (343-98),
The controversy over St. John Chrysostom (404-415),
The Acacian schism (484-519),
Concerning Monothelitism (640-681),
Concerning Iconoclasm (726-87 and 815-43).

And each time it need the West and the Pope to bring them back to orthodoxy.:)


Cluny * And Protestants split off from the RCs.

Really, it was one Man-Martin Luther who left the One True Church..You still show some of your baptist background..
---Ruben on 1/16/14


Cluny......Speaking in tongues cannot be taught. I do know that there are so-called ministers who are preaching false doctrine even in the Assemblies of God, but the Assemblies of God denomination does not believe that false teaching. Eventually those teaching unbiblical doctrine are found out and disciplined by their leadership. This is why we are very selective as to who preaches in the pulpit here. We have only one evangelist who is invited to do revival services.
---KarenD on 1/16/14




I agree completely that washing is unbelievable, Scott

Scott
If confession of sin was not a requirement for the forgiveness of sin, why would (1 John 1:9) teach that confession is required for the forgiveness of sin?

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

According to John, it is a requirement. And according to our own experience, of this cleansing, we know John was telling us the Truth. If confession was not a requirement, there would be no such experience.

Agree?
---David on 1/17/14


"Speaking in tongues is the evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit."
KarenD

I'd be interested in reading the Bible reference to this. Please post it KarenD.

1st Cliff must really be baptized, baptized, I mean baptized, really baptized in the Spirit. He speaks in four tongues/languages. My buddy!

I speak my native tongue/language, Great Britain English, Canadian, some Spanish, Latin, German and French. So I must be part baptized too.
---Elder on 1/17/14


KarenD://Speaking in tongues is the evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit.// It is one out of many evidences of being baptized in the Holy Spirit Mark 17-18, 1 Sam.10:6 & 10.
---Adetunji on 1/17/14


Shira, again I take you back to what you said, You answered David with,
"whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. please notice "whosoever". ---shira4368 on 1/15/14".
Those who call on the name of the Lord with their mouths already have faith and a love for Christ. Otherwise they would not be calling on the name of the Lord. What does that tell you? That they are confessing what they already have. Confessing before others is a work done by someone who is already born of God. For only they have a new heart that perceives, eyes to see and ears to hear.
---Mark_V. on 1/17/14


KarenD: "Speaking in tongues is the evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit."

Can you provide a scriptural reference for that statement?

1Co 14:19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

1Co 12:28-30 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?


---jerry6593 on 1/17/14




\\Speaking in tongues is the evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit. It cannot be taught.\\

I've seen it taught in MANY Pentecostal churches, including Evangel Temple Assembly of God in Houston, TX, home of the Happy Hunters.

And that's my point--since speaking in tongues can be taught is it clearly NOT a gift, but a technique.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/16/14


Speaking in tongues is the evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit. It cannot be taught. If any preacher tries to teach you tongues or how to prophesy RUN from them. They are a iiar. And only a narcassistic person would say that their denomination and doctrine can be traced back to the first church. They can call their denomination anything, but they are still wrong if their doctrine is not the fullness of the Word which includes the Day of Pentecost.
---KarenD on 1/16/14


\\I ask if the early church was Orthodox did Orthodox speak in tongues and have the Pentecostal experience and where is proof of their writing the Bible.\\

Where is the proof that senseless meaningless babbling--a technique that can be taught and I've seen taught in Pentecostal churches--is the same as the Biblical gift of tongues?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/16/14


Cluny thank you for your reply but people do not ask questions to accept all the answers blindly and at face value. I suppose no one is suppose to ask you anything if they won't believe you. With all respect I don't see where you gave an answer to my question. I ask if the early church was Orthodox did Orthodox speak in tongues and have the Pentecostal experience and where is proof of their writing the Bible. There are a lot of denominations who claim they go back to the Apostles,well I have news for everyone,all Christian denominations do. They may have been corrupted along the way but that is where Christianity got its beginning,Jesus and the Apostles. If you don't want to give me an answer thats ok I thank you for your time. Blessings
---Darlene_1 on 1/16/14


//Get alone in a room and confess your sins, ask God for forgiveness of those sins.//

I agree completely that washing is unbelieveable, notice I said confession is a good thing to God and to brothers in Christ. My point is that we do not need to be worried or fearful if we miss or overlook confessing a specific sin. We can live in the freedom of God without worry.
---Scott1 on 1/16/14


Shira
No, I don't believe we can be saved without confession of sin, But Scott does, and he is a teacher in a Baptist church.
He posted, he doesn't believe confession of sin is necessary for the forgiveness of sin.

Scott
Thank you my friend for the honesty in your answer.
Are you ready for God to prove you wrong?
Get alone in a room and confess your sins, ask God for forgiveness of those sins.
When you feel the undeniable cleansing of those sins, ask yourself, why do you notice sin in your life after that prayer, sin you didn't notice before the prayer.

If the sin had been forgiven, as you believe, why do you feel this cleansing?
---David on 1/16/14


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Christianity is a lifestyle, not a denominational church. The ultimate commandment from which all the laws of the past hang upon is LOVE - genuine love as in the verb form. Can a denominational, non-profit corporation love in itself? No, only humans can love and only christians can genuinely love. The church spoken of in the bible ARE the christians - not a denominational church or a building.
---Steveng on 1/15/14


david, are you trying to tell me that we can be saved without confessing with our mouth and believeth in our heart? Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. please notice "whosoever".
---shira4368 on 1/15/14


\\Cluny thank you for your answer but there is still no Biblical proof to back that up and the History of the Orthodox Church won't do for proof to me\\

Well, if you are not going to accept the answer, don't ask the question.

You wouldn't have the Bible to start with if it weren't for the Orthodox Church.

And Orthodox is not the name of our church. It's just a label we wear so outsiders can find us.

Our name to ourselves is Church of Christ, Church of God, Church of the Firstborn, and all the other names used in the NT.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/15/14


//Because until 1054, there was only one church, Orthodox, until the Roman Catholics split off.//
Once again where is your biblical proof?
Only one church?
Acts 7:38 church in the wilderness
Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem,
Acts 11:26 ..and when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church
---michael_e on 1/15/14


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Unmerited grace means that GOD loves us all even though no one deserves it. Those who love Him back will be saved. They answer the call of JESUS who draws us to him.

Those who do not are lost.

True the Orthodox and RCC split and the Orthodox churces are similiar to what they were 1500 years ago.

But if you accept the Bible as the Final authoirty in all matters then the Apostles would not fit in the Orthodox church of today. The Jewish apostles would be appaled at the statues for one thing. Jews are iconclasts and that did not change when the became Apostles. Second the placing of tradition above scripture would be anthema to them. For they were fighting the Jewish leaders who rejected JESUS because of their traditions.
---Samuelbb7 on 1/15/14


scott, Ive been a Baptist all my life and we have never considered we must do good works to gain favor with God. we do works after we are saved because we are saved. Christ died for us and just knowing He died for me makes me want to do good work but we aren't required. salvation is a free gift.
---shira4368 on 1/15/14


//Unmerited Grace means there is no requirement from God for ones salvation//

David - Baptist do not consider accepting Jesus as a work. A work is something we do to earn God's favor which we cannot do. Thus we can say God's grace is unmerited. This is to bring emphasis to the fact it is God's love that saves.
---Scott1 on 1/15/14


Cluny thank you for your answer but there is still no Biblical proof to back that up and the History of the Orthodox Church won't do for proof to me. I'm not trying to be difficult but its hard to understand that teaching when there is nothing mentioned about them in the Bible. I wrote comparing the Pentecostals and Orthodox Church with tongue in cheek but it is fact that the early Biblical Church most certainly practiced what Pentecostals do. They had the Pentecostal experience,and based on that another question please,did all the Orthodox have the Pentecostal experience? God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 1/15/14


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//God blessed him because Abraham...//

David understand that these verses (Gen. 26 and James 2:21-23) goes along with John 10:10 "...life to the fullest..." is about daily life not just salvation. Daily fullfilled life is based on the works of faith not faith alone. v19 "The demons have [faith in God]" that is not special, but to grow in the Lord takes faith to follow his commands.
---Scott1 on 1/15/14


//Can you be saved without the forgiveness of sin?//

No, Jesus died for the forgiveness of sins and we accept Jesus's death as payment for those sins.

//Don't you have to confess those sins for that forgiveness?//

No. Now understand that confession, a good thing, is for me/you such that we have understanding and have knowledge that we have committed that sin. This enables us to combat and make war against that sin. However a confession of every individual sin so that Jesus will be able to forgive you is not required. The man saved on the cross never confessed but just believed in Jesus to be saved.
---Scott1 on 1/15/14


\\//The Apostles were ORTHODOX//
And your proof is?\\

Because until 1054, there was only one church, Orthodox, until the Roman Catholics split off.

And Protestants split off from the RCs.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/15/14


Shira
Unmerited Grace means there is no requirement from God for ones salvation. And I am trying to point out is this, if Gods favor is unmerited, a confession of sin is not needed to be saved. And for that matter one doesn't even need to believe in Jesus Christ to be saved, for this is also a requirement of Salvation.

If there is something required Grace can not be the unmerited favor of God.
---David on 1/15/14


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"unmerited grace of God?? I don't know what you mean by unmerited grace but God is full of grace and love. Romans 3:24...being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." romans 5:17 "For if by one man's offence death reign by one: much more they which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. the new testament has a lot about the gift from God and the grace from God thru His Son, Jesus Christ. it is a free gift full of grace and love. steveng, you still know what I believe because I am a Baptist. I on the other hand don't know what you believe.
---shira4368 on 1/15/14


Romans 7:15 is also true in that we have grace when we sin. --Scott1 on 1/14/14

Scott,
Can you be saved without the forgiveness of sin? Don't you have to confess those sins for that forgiveness?
If your answer is yes, How can Grace can not be unmerited, if confession is required?

In (James 2:21-23), James clearly taught Abraham's faith, for which he was credited with righteousness, was credited, because of what he did. (Genesis 26:4-6) confirms this teaching saying, God blessed him because Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.

Grandma
I do believe in Salvation by Grace, just not under your defining of the word Grace.
---David on 1/15/14


//The Apostles were ORTHODOX//
And your proof is?

While adding The Epistle of Barnabas and The Shepherd of Hermas to the NT, Siniaticus leaves out John 5:4, 8:1-11, Matt 16:2-3, Rom 16:24, Mark 16:9-20, Acts 8:37, and I John 5:7 (just to name a few)
---michael_e on 1/14/14


Catholic
He has me Catholic so I can be with Him forever.
---Tuesday on 1/14/14


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\\Cluny Please tell me how the Orthodox Church were the ones who wrote the Bible to begin with? Do you mean translated The Bible first? The Bible says the Apostles wrote the New Testament as letters. \\

The Apostles were ORTHODOX.

They weren't Baptists, or Easeangelicals, or any variety of Western Christian, Protestant or Roman Catholic.

You don't think the Bible dropped down out of heaven already written, do you?

Besides, there are other things the Apostles wrote that were never included in the Bible, such as the Epistle of Barnabas. It's wasn't YOUR church that God used to codify the NT, it was the ORTHODOX Church.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/14/14


Denominational pastors and their leaders are all taught from the same interpretation. You will never see a Catholic priest oversee a Baptist congregation or vise versa. You will never see a Lutheran pastor oversee an Orthodox congregation or vise versa. You will never see a Presbyterian pastor oversee an Calvary Chapel congregation or vise versa. All pastors are taught the way of their denomination - their denominational ways of rituals, traditions, ways of living and interpretations of the bible.

As I have said many times before I don't belong to any denomination or non-denomination. Christianity is a lifestyle of genuine love and I get together with other christians were two or more are gathered in Jesus' name.
---Steveng on 1/14/14


David, If you don't believe in salvation by grace, then please explain Ephesians 2:8 & 9.

Romans teaches that grace does not give believers license to sin.

1John teaches if we claim we do not sin, as believers, then we are lying.

Do you believe these teachings? I learned all of these books of the Bible during Sunday School and sermons in the past 40 years attending Baptist churches.

If you believe Christians don't sin, you are mistaken.
---Grandma on 1/14/14


Cluny Please tell me how the Orthodox Church were the ones who wrote the Bible to begin with? Do you mean translated The Bible first? The Bible says the Apostles wrote the New Testament as letters. Now it seems that a lot of those Apostles spoke in unknown tongues,and I speak in unknown tongues which has given me the name of Pentecostal,I do and I am,they did then they were. I guess they were mostly Jewish therefore it would follow naturally that they would have been Jewish,tongue talking,Pentecostals. Just wondering.
---Darlene_1 on 1/14/14


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\\but the Baptist church, has as it's core, one of the most dangerous teachings in the church. That teaching, "Grace is the unmerited favor of God."
This teaching is not supported anywhere in the Gospels of Christ. Cluny\\

I never said this.

Glory to jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/14/14


david, you should have ask for a church that didn't preach salvation. there are many of those around. you didn't say give me a church but not Baptist. would you tell me the core belief that you are so against? there are some Baptist churches who don't preach the gospel but I stay away from those. dr. joe Arthur is a God call man full of the power of God and God is using him in a great way. most people don't want to hear the truth but be entertained. why do you think the prosperity teaching is always full on sunday but where the Word is preached are always small.
---shira4368 on 1/14/14


---David on 1/14/14, David you have quoted John Ch 8:34. The true meaning of this verse is not that christians do not sin, but that sin breeds more sin. If I have sin, I will have more sin without the truth which sets me free (John 8:32). V 39 - What is the work=lifestyle of Abraham? not good choices (Sarai is my sister, thing) but faith in the grace from God (Genesis 15, Hebrews 11). Grace is not a license to sin, Romans 6:1 but Romans 7:15 is also true in that we have grace when we sin.
---Scott1 on 1/14/14


but the Baptist church, has as it's core, one of the most dangerous teachings in the church. That teaching, "Grace is the unmerited favor of God."
This teaching is not supported anywhere in the Gospels of Christ. Cluny

Actually many protestant churches teach this true doctrine of the Bible. It is called saved by Grace alone through faith alone. A doctrine the Seventh day Adventist agrees with.

Yet you cannot accuse us of teaching that we do not believe in obedience to GOD. In fact we are accused of the opposite. Yet we know that Romans 3,7,8 are true. Along with Galatians all of which teach we do not earn salvation.
---Samuelbb7 on 1/14/14


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Hello,Bro.MarkV.All respect, thankyou for your post here. May the Lord God bless you.I agree with you, as long as we are in this fleshly body, we are going to sin. 1Sam.12:23, Ro.3:23
Pro.3:5 there's a verse says..
" 7 times a man will fall but the Lord will lift him up."

I can't find it.. if anyone know where it is? Be kind let me know.

Daily I have to pray for He is the only help,I know I truly have.
Ps.19:12 Forgive my hidden faults.
---Lidia4796 on 1/14/14


Scott and Shira
I truly thank you for your kind help, but the Baptist church, has as it's core, one of the most dangerous teachings in the church. That teaching, "Grace is the unmerited favor of God."
This teaching is not supported anywhere in the Gospels of Christ.

Cluny
I would never attend a church that has Priests, other than Jesus Christ. Does your church have other Priests?
---David on 1/14/14


David, there is many churches that teach was in written in the passages you gave,
"They don't have to believe everything I believe, but If I could find one, just one that believes what Jesus taught in (John 8:34) and (John 14:21-23), I would attend."
The reason you cannot find a church that teaches those passages is that you seem to believe that a believer in Christ does not sin. That somehow they are perfect already. And I don't know of a church that teaches that. I know some people that belief that, but only three so far. Two have left the site and you are the only one left that I know of.
---Mark_V. on 1/14/14


\\ I said if I lived close I would go to that church. I live 300 miles from there.
---shira4368 on 1/13/14
\\

And you admitting that compared with yours, Jonesboro is on fire.

That means yours is much cooler.

Why? Is it because everyone there is just like you?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 1/13/14


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//there are many monks whose aim is to pray without ceasing. A majority do attain that goal, even when they are out in the fields or shoveling manure. Monk_Brendanon 1/13/14

1. 24/7...it cannot be done. Even if this were possible during the waking hours, it cannot be done during sleeping hours.

2. Hyperbole (I.e. exaggeration for effect)

3. If I pray for a unworthy monk at least once every day, I pray for that monk without ceasing even though it is not 24/7.
---aka on 1/13/14


steveng, my denomination tells what I believe. it sets apart other beliefs that are not biblical. if you are non denominational, I don't know what you believe but you do know what I believe.
---shira4368 on 1/13/14


Christians ARE the church not man-made denominational churches (including the Lutherans, Presyterians, Baptists, Catholics, Orthodox, LDS, Jehovah Witnesses, and even your non-denominational churches) each having their own rituals, traditions, ways of living and interpretations of the bible.
---Steveng on 1/13/14


cluny, each time you "correct" me, it just gets funnier and funnier. I said if I lived close I would go to that church. I live 300 miles from there.
---shira4368 on 1/13/14


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//And we are the ones who wrote the NT to start with.//
If you wrote it, you do have a perfect copy right?
---michael_e on 1/13/14


I love watching Charles Stanley's programs on T.V. He's a great preacher.
---Reba on 1/13/14


---David on 1/12/14
in Atlanta GA.

I would highly recommend North Point Ministries by Pastor Andy Stanley, or First Baptist Church in North Atlanta Charles Stanley (father). you are in Atlanta GA there should be hundred of good Bible beliving churchs around, get out there and look.
---Scott1 on 1/13/14


\\All the New Testament teachers use the Gospels of Christ as the foundation for their teachings. \\

That's what the Orthodox Church has been doing for 2000 years or so.

And we are the ones who wrote the NT to start with.

Christ is baptized!
---Cluny on 1/13/14


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AKA said: I do not know one christian even Paul who is always in prayer 24/7. ...Look up these references in your bible:

1 Samuel 12:23
Acts 12:5
Romans 1:9
1 Thessalonians 5:17

In some monasteries--especially those that follow the Eastern Christian traditions--there are many monks whose aim is to pray without ceasing. A majority do attain that goal, even when they are out in the fields or shoveling manure.

Pray for me!
the unworthy monk Brendan
---Monk_Brendan on 1/13/14


\\that church is on fire and if I lived close enough I would be there when the doors were open.
---shira4368 on 1/12/14\\

In other words, shira is saying the church she goes to is NOT on fire.

And the reason it is not is that all the other people are just like her.

Christ is baptized.
---Cluny on 1/13/14


there is a church In Jonesboro, Georgia called harvest Baptist church and Bro. Joe Arthur is pastor. that church is on fire and if I lived close enough I would be there when the doors were open.
---shira4368 on 1/12/14


//The congregation I belong to is a congregation of believers. We are all over the world. //
AMEN
---michael_e on 1/12/14


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Pray for me
the unworthy monk Brendan
---Monk_Brendan on 1/10/14

I do not know one christian even Paul who is always in prayer 24/7. Actually, he was writing a letter when he said to be in constant prayer.

Even Jesus Christ was not in constant prayer, yet He constantly worshiped 24/7.

The congregation I belong to is a congregation of believers. We are all over the world.

btw, i grew up in Catholicism. I have an education in Catholic schools. There are tares planted everywhere wheat grows despite the congregational bent.
---aka on 1/11/14


And how do you determine what these "core principles" are? For that matter, WHO are you to make this decision?---Cluny

Cluny
In the gospels of Christ we have the Truth. And anyone who believes Jesus is the Christ, can use his teachings to determine if a mans teaching's are True or False.

All the New Testament teachers use the Gospels of Christ as the foundation for their teachings. If a man uses those teachings, and they are in conflict with what Jesus taught, then they are false, because the Gospels of Christ are the measure of Truth.
---David on 1/12/14


\\But as of yet, I have not found one that is founded in the core principles given to us through the Gospels of Jesus Christ.\\

And how do you determined just what these "core principles" are?

For that matter, WHO are you to make this decision? Is it just to YOU that the Word of God has come? (St. Paul asked the Corinthians this sme question.)

\\Does anyone here know of such a church?
I live in the Atlanta Ga. area.\\

Yes. Orthodox.

There are Orthodox Churches all over the Atlanta area. There is even an Orthodox monastery in Resaca, GA.

Christ is baptized!
---Cluny on 1/11/14


David, you must attend to be able to find out 'what' the individuals believe. Churches have a 'statement of faith' which should be displayed for all to read. Besides this you will find out about each individual making up 'the church' by befriending them and chatting with them.
You will never find a church where every member is a true believer or where every member agrees on absolutely everything but it is only by getting to know individuals that you can ever bring about a change (if you believe that change is needed there).
Some people are saved through the testimony of another person in church rather than because of what is taught from the pulpit.
Pray that God will use you each time you attend church and then watch that happen.
---Rita_H on 1/11/14


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David....Could it be that you are just not agreeing with what the Bible says in your search for a church? I know lots of churches who preach those scriptures. Of course, they also preach the rest of the Bible.
---KarenD on 1/11/14


I truly yearn to attend a church, to fellowship with others. But as of yet, I have not found one that is founded in the core principles given to us through the Gospels of Jesus Christ.

They don't have to believe everything I believe, but If I could find one, just one that believes what Jesus taught in (John 8:34) and (John 14:21-23), I would attend.

Does anyone here know of such a church?
I live in the Atlanta Ga. area.
---David on 1/11/14


I attend an Eastern (Melkite) Catholic Church. The Melkites are the true children of the believers in the New Testament. They are gathered in the Middle East, their mother tongue is Arabic (and French), and they worship using the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.

Pray for me
the unworthy monk Brendan
---Monk_Brendan on 1/10/14


Cluny, I don't understand what you mean by "hand pedals". Are you serious or joking? I never really know with you. I've been playing piano all my life & I'm totally clueless to what you could mean by hand pedals. Sorry, I guess I'm just not getting the joke. :-/
---Reba on 1/10/14


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I attend a Baptist church very near to my own home. This is good because I do not drive due to very poor eyesight. The church is large - the congregation small, the youngest person there being 50, the oldest 92. I attend church services and help in the youth club (NONE of them come to services) and a coffee morning to encourage locals and young people to come. Other than that my health (at the moment) limits what I can do - other than pray for those who need prayer and that the church will grow. Eight new people in the last year - they make up 25% of our congregation.
---Rita_H on 1/10/14


I attend the Seventh day Adventist church in Southeast Houston Texas. I am a local Elder there and teach adult Bible study classes and preach occasionally.

Agape to all.
---Samuelb_b7 on 1/10/14


I go to NewSpring Church in South Carolina. Check us out at newspring.cc. I am on the video production team and on the next steps team. We are more evangelistic leaning but we also have great small groups. Our core principles are that Found People Find People, You can't outgive God, You can't do life alone, Saved People serve People. We also believe that everyone both new to Christ and those who have followed Christ for many, many years have a next step in their walk of faith that is both a challenge and faith building. #lovemychurch
---Scott1 on 1/10/14


AKA said: I attend the church of 24/7 and I hope God sees me as a kernel of wheat and not as a seed from a Lolium temulentum plant.

What in the name of Richard Stands is a 24/7 church? Does that mean that you spend all your time in prayer, praising God and singing psalms, but don't actually belong to a congregation?

You'll look more like a weed that way, because there are no wheat berries.

Pray for me
the unworthy monk Brendan
---Monk_Brendan on 1/10/14


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I attend an Independent Baptist church, in a small town. I am serving in the nursery, as I believe that is how I can best minister to the young moms. When my children were of the nursery age, there were older women serving there.

I also help in the kitchen, especially for funeral luncheons. My church sets out a huge meal for the family and friends who attend a funeral, and several of us women prepare and serve it buffet style. My son-in-law's grandfather bakes bread, and brings it, and slices it, right there. He's 92 years old, and ministers by baking bread, and giving it to people all the time.
---Grandma on 1/10/14


\\ I couldn't reach the foot pedals :-)\\

As opposed to hand pedals?

Christ is baptized!
---Cluny on 1/10/14


We the people are the church. Man has made up the denominations. However I donot see anything wrong with buildings being built or rented out for congregations to meet in so we can stay out of the bad elements if the weather .
---Maiden_Marion on 1/9/14


I attend the church where my husband pastors. I see God using me any way HE wants. Each day HE offers different ways to serve HIM and HIS people.
---KarenD on 1/9/14


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When did Jesus suggest we build/attend churches? BCV
Just askin'
---1st_cliff on 1/9/14


Reba that's wonderful. I can't play piano but I do sing alto-soprano range though not a perfect voice, but to God it doesn't matter. I reach out to different churches too because I personally feel not to let denominational borders get in the way because those truly serving God are his children so they are my brothers & sisters in Christ :) no matter their attendance . Yes it is important to have a main congregation to fellowship with.
---MaidonMarion on 1/9/14


I've gone to Southern Baptist & Missionary Baptist all my life. I've played piano, keyboard, organ, sang & taught Sunday School. My Dad & most of my Uncles on both sides of my family are Baptist preachers so yes, I've worked in the church since I started playing piano in the 3rd grade. The first time I played, I couldn't reach the foot pedals :-) I've helped some Methodist & Assembly of God churches when they needed me. But I feel that the Baptist is what fits the way I believe more than any other I've gone to.
---Reba on 1/9/14


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