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Which denomination do you believe follows the Bible the closes and why?

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The Pentecostal follow Christ and the Apostles teaching as in the Book of Acts closer than most other denominations. God choose a pattern for New Testament Church but for many reasons most Churches have discarded it in favor of man's traditions. I think there are some redeeming qualities in most denominations but sometimes I wonder what God thinks about them all. All fall short somewhere,Pentecostals included. Many fall short with living the Law of Love. 1John4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God-.
---Darlene_1 on 7/17/08

Assy of God except there were woman Apostles in the early church. I think most churches are culturally biased in their interpretation of the scriptures.

Pentecostal Holiness ordain women but rely on works.

I'm probably more a bapticostal - or
non-denominational pentecostal
---andre5846 on 9/15/07

Alan, you will get the same answer from every denomination on this blog. Each thinks theirs is the best. Otherwise, we wouldn't be who we are. I am a baptist.
---shira on 3/12/07

Lee, let's start at the first text you criticized and work our way down.

Since the best you can do is post-cannon Sunday observance, the best you can do is "assume that they were following the teachings of the apostles themselves." We can say with all certainty of the scriptures, they were not!
---Geoff on 7/16/06

Geoff - pick one or two and I will elaborate.

The earliest records we have is that the church observed Sundays - the Lord's day - for communal worship and did not observe a sabbath. As these records date from the late 1st century to the early 2nd century, we can assume that they were following the teachings of the apostles themselves.
---lee on 7/7/06

Lee said, "Geoff, virtually none of these verse support your view that the Church must observe any kind of Sabbath - Mat 22:40, Mk 12:28-31, Lk 10:26, Mat 12:8-13, 24:20, 28:1, Mk 1:21, 2:27, 6:2, Lk 4:16 & 31, Acts 13:14 & 42 & 44, 16:13, 17:2, 18:4, Heb 4:4-5 Rev 1:10 just for starters."

Care to elaborate how these verses miss the Sabbath?
---Geoff on 7/5/06

Geoff - "What about Mat 22:40, Mk 12:28-31, Lk 10:26, Mat 12:8-13, 24:20, 28:1, Mk 1:21, 2:27, 6:2, Lk 4:16 & 31, Acts 13:14 & 42 & 44, 16:13, 17:2, 18:4, Heb 4:4-5 Rev 1:10 just for starters."

Virtually none of these verse support your view that the Church must observe any kind of Sabbath.

What your view supports is the Judaizing Galatians heresy.
---lee on 7/4/06

Lee-There is virtually nothing in the NT or in early church history that supports any kind of sabbath

What about Mat 22:40, Mk 12:28-31, Lk 10:26, Mat 12:8-13, 24:20, 28:1, Mk 1:21, 2:27, 6:2, Lk 4:16 & 31, Acts 13:14 & 42 & 44, 16:13, 17:2, 18:4, Heb 4:4-5 Rev 1:10 just for starters.
---Geoff on 7/2/06

Geoff - "Lee, you go out of your way to ignore God's 10 Commandments"

I go out of my way to avoid violating any moral command God has given us, otherwise as part of the family of God, I will have to deal with His loving discipline (Hebrews 12). And that is something Christians learn from experience.

Fortunately the Christian has the indwelling Spirit as a guide to enlighten one as to the Word of God. (John 16:13).
---lee on 7/2/06

Personally I don,t care who thinks they follow the bible best, I am much more concerned on whether God thinks I,am personally seeking him first, Then attending a fellowship for corporate worship.Don,t be so concerned about denominations and be truly concerned about your own relationship. seek ye first the kingdom of God. God is a rewarder of those who DELIGENTLY SEEK HIM.
---tom2 on 6/28/06

Geoff - "If God could change His law at any time then why did Jesus have to come and die for our sins?"

When Christ died, there came into being a New Covenant, not the one God made with the Jewish nation under Moses, but one made between God and man.

Hebr. 7:12 For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law.

yes, Geoff, God can make a New Covenant and with it a change in the law. Sorry, you fall out of the tree on this one.
---lee on 6/28/06

Geoff - "Lee, you go out of your way to ignore God's 10 Commandments"

I don't go out of my way to ignore any of God's commandments. I simply acknowledge the fact that the ceremonial Sabbath commandment was given only to the Jewish nation; and featured the Christian rest in Christ (Heb. 4).

There is virtually nothing in the NT or in early church history that supports any kind of sabbath.

Suggest that you obey the commandments Christ gave us in Mt. 22, Mk. 12, or Lk.10.
---lee on 6/27/06

Lee & Exzucuh, it is not easy to tamper with God's law; not even God alters His own law-Mat 5:18. Think about it. If God could change His law at any time then why did Jesus have to come and die for our sins? You trivialize a matter of serious consequences. This is why I appreciate even more what God has gone through in order to ransome me. Hallelujah!
---Geoff on 6/25/06

Lee, you go out of your way to ignore God's 10 Commandments. Remember the Koran, Vedas and Avesta are deviations from God's truth traced back through faithful Judeo-Christianity. These deviations indicate there is knowledge of right & wrong by similarities to our scripture, but that can only be expected as make our way back to Genesis. The same is true of the origin of Sabbath. It follows that, if deviants are always present, then there must also coexist the faithful.
---Geoff on 6/25/06

exzu-"Jesus had to break the law to heal because the law judged those people as sinners under a curse,He broke the law to raise lazerath he was appointed to die by the law."

It is more accurate to state that Jesus was not bound by ritual or ceremonial laws such as found in the sabbath commandments so really did not break any laws. They really do not reflect the holiness of God as He really needs not rest on Saturdays.
---lee on 6/25/06

And another thing The Father is the Holy Spirit,his Spirit is not limited like ours to a Body. He is in Jesus without measure making him the express image of God, The Holy Spirit is the Father of Jesus, he is only our Father by Jesus who gives us the power to become the Son's of God when we believe on him.
---exzucuh on 6/23/06

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To break Gods law is A sin but you cannot keep the law and if you say you do you make God a liar, he says you can't. The jews are our example because they failed to keep the law and perished in the wilderness. Jesus had to break the law to heal because the law judged those people as sinners under a curse,He broke the law to raise lazerath he was appointed to die by the law. But we can keep the law of Grace in Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit. It's not by might or power but by the Holy Spirit.
---exzucuh on 6/23/06

Geoff - I think that what Exzucuh is saying is that those Old Testament laws that are not required of the church, that the Holy Spirit cannot or will not convict anyone of sin.

For instance, the Christian is not required to undergo physical circumcision, obey dietary laws, perform animal sacrifices, observe festivals including Sabbaths (there are allowances for individual convictions) - all such violations were considered sin under the Old Covenant system.
---lee on 6/23/06

Geoff - All those verses simply state that any foreigners living in Israel should come under the protection of Jewish laws - absolutely nothing about others receiving any kind of law beyond natural law from God.

Perhaps you can show me some support for your contention in the Koran, Vedas, Avesta, or sacred books of other religions.

Frankly, I think that you are searching for evidence that does not exist.
---lee on 6/23/06

Exzucuh, would you say that God the Father and God the Holy Spirit have the same standard? OK, then the Holy Spirit won't tell you to break God's law. We're talking about the same standard here. Sin is sin. The Holy spirit agrees with the Father and what the Father has said in the Bible and so does the Son-1 Jn 5:7.
---Geoff on 6/23/06

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Lee, I refute that the old covenant and 4th Commandment were given only to the Jews-Ex 12:49, Lev 16:29, 17:12, 18:26, Num 15:26, 19:10, 35:15, Josh 20:9. Otherwise, how could the Jews be an example if others weren't expected to have the same guidelines.
---Geoff on 6/23/06

exzucuh - correct! The law points out the fact that we are all sinners in need of a Savior. "For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it."

The "whole law" here also include the ceremonial laws.

The Christian lives by faith in Christ and need not depend upon one's own righteousness for eternal salvation but on the imputed righteousness of Christ.
---lee on 6/22/06

God will use all things to his benefit...including pagan religions and the DaVinci Code. And, Jack, it is because I do have understanding of the past and of God that makes my spiritual relationship stronger. I am not afraid to study anything because I know God will show me the truth regarding it. And, it looks like we are way off the topic! Sorry!
---Nancy on 6/22/06

If you don't have the Holy Spirit in your heart you will need the Ten Commandments to tell you how much a sinner you are and condemn you to hell. But those who have The Holy Spirit have the law of the Spirit engraved on their hearts and hear from God what is right orWrong.
---exzucuh on 6/22/06

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Geoff - " you recognize sin if 10Cs are abolished? Is it left to feelings?"

NO, but exegesis of Scripture. The 10C's were superceded by the law of Christ (1 Cor 8:21; Gal. 6;l2, 1 John 3:21-24). They had the purpose of revealing what is sin until the fulfillment of the promise in Christ. Gal 3:19

The ceremonial 4th commandment given as a sign of the covenant only to the Jewish nation (Ex. 31:17) was nothing less than a shadow of our rest in Christ - see Col 2:17; Hebrews 4.
---lee on 6/22/06

As for Sunday, We observe it as the day of the ressurection. And as for getting my spiritual knowledge from Google - no thanks. I think that is the same place Dan Brown gets his.
---mike on 6/22/06

Mike is correct. Trying to correct the errors in DVC is like trying to nail applesauce to the wall.

Yes, Nancy, EVERYTHING in Christianity was pagan at one time, including you and me. But that's what Christianity is about: taking what was alienated from God and using it for His glory.

If you don't understand this basic principle, then you don't undersand the Gospel.
---Jack on 6/22/06

Lee, Bacchiocchi doesn't support your point of view. Interesting that you use him for support so much. How about not sidestepping the Q and tell us how you recognize sin if the 10Cs are abolished? Is it left up to feelings?
---Geoff on 6/22/06

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Mike.....DaVinci Code.....? Why don't you Google 'Council of Nicea', and read about what happened instead of assuming these ideas are untruths? I agree with Tracy's statement. Furthermore, Sunday woship goes back to the nature religions. They worshiped the male 'sun' because without the 'sun' there would be no crops or harvest. Almost everything in Christianity has been taken from the pagan religions, Christmas, Easter, the cross, the fish, and Sunday worship.
---Nancy on 6/22/06

I detect some Davinci Code readers... Brown wrote more lies than truth.
---mike on 6/22/06

Tracy -"Council of Nicea changed the Sabbath and invented the Christian trinity for the pagans." I rather doubt that you will be able to convince any historians of that assertion as even Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi - professor of history & theology at Andrews U, traced sunday worship back as early as 135 A.D. long before the council of Nicea. What you are listening to is the promotional junk put out by the SDA in their attempt to force the church back under the law.
---lee on 6/22/06

Those denominations who preach a historical Jesus - emphasizing that he is our moral example to follow, rather than a relationship with the contemporary Jesus; the message to the Cross is simply foolishness.

1 Cor. 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Religions often make people think they are Christians but all too often they lack the indwelling Spirit to understand the things of God.
---lee on 6/22/06

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Your Q that since Christ fulfilled the law you can continue to sin indictates that you are spiritually unregenerated as those in Christ soon realize a problem with God's Spirit when they sin.

The genuine Christian, as part of God's family realize that God disciplines those who he loves (Hebr.13) so that you will not be condemned with the rest of the world (1 Cor. 11:32)

Suggest that you pick up a good commentary on Romans and learn what happens when Christ becomes part of a person's life.
---lee on 6/22/06

3. I really do not have any problems understanding the relationship between faith and works. It is covered in the doctrine of justification - something that you need to study if you wish to gain an understanding. In short, a faith that is alive produces works but those works are not reflected in ceremonial or ritualistic types of activities as we see in the Jewish religion with their feasts day, sabbath observances, and the like.
---lee on 6/22/06

2. It was a new covenant relationship, or arrangement, between God and humans, and it was not restricted to Israel, it was a covenant with all people. When this new deal came in, the old deal expired. The first deal or covenant was a preparation, a setting of the stage so to speak, for the real deal the new covenant in the blood of Christ. That first covenant was designed to for Israel (Gal. 3:23-25) and it was temporary until the promise given to Abraham was realized in Christ (Gal. 3:19).
---lee on 6/22/06

1. I think that what you fail to understand in the simple gospel message is that the whole law, including the 10 commandments was given to Israel for a specific period of time the time from their encounter with God on Mt. Sinai until the coming of Jesus the Messiah. Once Jesus came, a new law came in the law of Christ (1 Cor. 9:21; Gal. 6:2; 1 John 3:21-24).
---lee on 6/22/06

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I'm with MikeM on the trinity issue. Council of Nicea changed the Sabbath and invented the Christian trinity for the pagans. "The worship of the one God or Zeus unrevealed, reserved to the priests, was forbidden to the lower classes, but THREE TEMPLES DEDICATED TO THE THREE PERSONS OF THE TRIMOURTI, BRAHMA, VISHNU, SIVA, opened their doors to the adoration of the people, all of whom were allowed to select one of the THREE PERSONAGES OF THE TRINITY they would prefer to worship."
---Tracy on 6/21/06

Lee you said that He fulfilled the law on our behalf.

Does that mean that we get to sin now?
Or does that mean that God changed the rules?

You make no sense. We must not sin! Paul says that we are not to obey sin. Sin is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3:4.

Its so simple. 2 Peter 3:16
---eric on 6/19/06

you do not understand how the law and faith are in harmony with each other as long as we understand that works alone do not save.

Plus Rev 14:12 says the commandments of God.
Dont take away from the scriptures...
Read James 1 and 2.
Why would you say that Rev 14 is talking about all the commandments except the ten commandments?
Its in harmony with what the bible teaches.

Again read James 1 and 2.
---eric on 6/18/06

Eric - "The two verse show us that they will keep all ten of the commandments including the fourth,..."

Totally false, as neither of the verses state "10 Commandments".

If the 10 Commandments were in view then you would have righteousness depend upon the law whereas our righteousness if from that of Christ who fulfilled the law on our behalf.
---lee on 6/17/06

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Revelation 14:12 "Here is the patience of the saints, here are they who keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus."
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the women and went to make war with the remnant of her seed which keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus."

The two verse show us that they will keep all ten of the commandments including the fourth, It is written halejuiah!
---eric on 6/14/06

Rev Herb

Just because the christians met on the first day of the week means nothing. You will find that in John the disiples met on sunday "for fear of the Jews" they were not worshipping. Please read these verses. They prove that the sabbath was kept after the cross by Peter Paul and the gentiles. Matthew 24:20, Acts 17:2, Acts 13:42-44, Acts 16:13, Isaiah 66:22-23. Read the story of lazarus being resurrected. Jesus said He slept. The bible calls death a sleep over 70 times in the bible.
---eric on 6/13/06

Paul said to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. No soul sleep here. There will be two more resurections. One just before the rapture and the one after the thousand year reign. We are under grace, not the law. The Jews were given the 10 commandments not gentiles. Worship should be 7 days a week not just on the sabbath. The early church meet on the first day of the week known as the Lord's day. Jesus fulfilled the law.
---Rev_Herb on 6/12/06

The denomination that most closely follows the Bible are those that have doctrines suppported entirely by Scripture alone unlike those denominations founded by individuals - Ellen White, Charles Taze Russell, Joseph Smith, Mary Baker Eddy, Victor P. Wierville, etc. which are full of extrabiblical beliefs based upon visions, golden plates, and the like.
---lee on 6/12/06

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Denominations are man made. Most have at least some of their beliefs based on scripture. Some are more scripturally based than others. Ask the pastor of a church for info on their doctrine.

Christianity is believing in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus died and rose. Those who repent (Luke 13:3,5 Acts 3:19 \ 16:31) and believe (John 3:16 Romans 4:24) in Jesus will be saved. Jesus is the way. John 14:6 The word of God is true. If a denomination teaches otherwise, watch for false teaching.
---Ulrika on 6/12/06

The 'denomination' of Sts. Peter, Paul, John,etc. for the Word was written in their hearts long before any printed Bible was published. And as St. John said that 'even the world itself could not contain the books that could be written.'john21:24-25
---cecelia on 6/12/06

1 John 5:7 "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one."

John 1:1-14 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.... All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us..."
---tofurabby on 6/12/06

AMEN! I must echo Eric. Much has been said about the Ten Commandments, and that is great! But we must have the faith of Jesus, trust in Jesus-can't trust someone we don't know. Eric shared several intimate things about Jesus. It's wonderful knowing Jesus, so I invite you to this relationship and family of God. Jesus cared about people and so do I.
---Geoff on 6/12/06

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Someone show me the Nicea Trinity in the Bible.
---MikeM on 6/12/06

We are told to worship on the first day of the week. John 20:19 "Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled..." Acts 20:7 "And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread" 1 Corinthians 16:2 "Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store"
---tofurabby on 6/12/06

candice, how can you believe and follow Jesus and not believe in the trinity? Do you believe in the spirit of God? Do you believe God is the father of Jesus? My dear, that is bible, pure and simple.
---shira on 6/12/06

Candice, let me be frank. These days of desktop publishing, everything in black & white is not reliable, especially on the web. One thing is sure. The Bible is tried & true & has stood the test of time (even before the internet). The internet has its place, but I find Jesus' method ("It is written...") the most reliable. What does the Bible say about God (the Father, Son & Holy Spirit)?
---Geoff on 6/11/06

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[3] Now there are some 'church buildings' which may have a word in their titles that lead you to believe they are part of a DENOMINATION. I would call them and ask "who owns your building? Are you controlled in any way by some organization? Is membership entirely up to some group who belongs only to your local congregation?" things like that. You may be surprised by what you find; one way or anohter! Ask for some kind of official 'doctrinal statement' and then compare all of it with Scripture!
---danie9374 on 6/11/06

[2] A church (the Greek 'ekklEsia' should be translated as 'congregation' [as Tyndale did], gathering, assembly or community; def. *not* as a building or some physical place) should make its own decisions by their own recognized leaders (elders), unanimously; not by some guy appointed by a hierarchy in other parts of the world. This community of Believers may, however, recognize the beliefs and practices of like-minded Believers in other locations for missionary projects, schools, etc. as necessary.
---danie9374 on 6/11/06

[1] Quick answer: NONE OF THEM. Because 'organizations' don't obey God, people do! I'd ask: Are YOU attempting to stick with all that Scripture teaches? If so, you'll likely be led to worship God with others who believe the same way.

What you prob. meant though was: "Is there any denomination whose 'doctrinal beliefs' are closer to Scripture than all others?" I'd still have to say 'No denomination' can be, because each local gathering of Believers should be independent of all others.
---danie9374 on 6/11/06

Geoff says that he would look for a church that keep the commandments of God and has the faith of Jesus. Rev 14:12

I agree. They must keep all of the commandments including the 4th commandment or worshipping God on the 7th day of the week, saturday. but make sure they have the faith of Jesus!
---eric on 6/11/06

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Jesus was not a Baptist. Jesus kept the sabbath day on the 7th day not sunday. And Jesus believed that hell is not forever and ever like the baptists teach. Jesus taught that death is a sleep and we dont immediatley ascend to heavn after death. He taught that there is a resurrection. And He said nothing about a rapture, that is sure!
---eric on 6/11/06

I am not JW. But it is true the Nicea trinity was an amalgamation of beliefs put together at the council of Nicea in 325AD by the Roman Bishops to end religious strife in the empire between Christian factions, and please Constantine. 'One' of the latin words for the nature of God was used to confirms the 'trinity,'leaving other ones out. 'Trinity' became 'orthodox' dogma, voted on by 300 Bishops, when in reality there were 1800 in the empire.-no one talks about this.
---MikeM on 6/11/06

I went to a Lutheran church when growing up. While there I learned about God's love. In my late teens I went to a Baptist church. While there I learned about salvation. I went to a Penticostal church a few times. I went forward to speak in tongues. The person told me to just open my mouth and make noises until I spoke in tongues. From my own experiences, the Baptist church was the one that showed me that I needed to accept Jesus as my Saviour.
---Ulrika on 6/11/06

Nondenominational churches sometimes referred to as Baptistcostal. Usually the membership is made up of people who have been "excommunicated" so to speak(from other denominations). Here the Holy Spirit seems to have more freedom. Also there is more listening for the Lord to direct. I have seen and been a part of some amazing things.
---mima on 6/11/06

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Each Christian Bible Believing denomination has groups within the denomination who get stuck in doctrine. There are all kinds of churches who strive to follow the Bible more closely and are working on breaking down barriers so they can receive all of the gifts God wants to give them. My favorite is my home church...American Baptist but I like Methodist, Assemblies of God, and many others.
---Amy on 6/11/06

Did you know that the so called"trinity" main stream churches follow was made up 300 yrs after Jesus died ? We follow Jesus ,son of God, acknowledging he died for our sins,rose on the 3rd day,asscending into Heaven. I did a google search on trinity besides what Witnesses teach & found other non-witnesses relations also blieve trinity to be false, but still follow Jesus son of God , manifested to the flesh to help us.
---candice on 6/11/06

rev herb-

( Jesus was a Baptist. He was baptized by John the BAPTIST, not Jonn the Catholic, or Jonn the Penticostal ) John's mother called Mary the "Mother of God" Luke 1:43 " And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me."Do Baptist call Mary the Mother of God? When John the baptist Heard Mary greeting, "the infant leap for joy in her womb." Do you leap for Joy when you heard her name?
---ruben on 6/11/06

Be concerned with following Christ and align yourself there.
Read books on the lives of the Saints and explore their journies.
Look to the Holy Spirit for guidance and look for Christ in all you meet.
Remember God knows the purity of our hearts and whether we cloud our minds with bias stereotypes or we open ourselves to Him.
---eleanor on 6/11/06

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Denominations are man-created. In all truth, I think that many denominations abstruct spiritual growth because of their narrow thinking and inability to be open to other points of view, and others spiritual experiences. God speaks to us in a variety of different ways, and we should be open to his voice. Jesus was not a part of any denomination, and I prefer to follow his path.
---Grace on 6/11/06

Most don't realize that the RCC have infiltrated their churches' doctrine. It tends to be expressed something like this: 'You've got your truth, and I've got my truth. You find a faith that works for you, and I'll find a faith that works for me.' Well here's my question: How many conflicting versions of the truth can actually be true?
It's impossible for all religions to be true.
---Tracy on 6/11/06

Sorry Candice, our JW friends are already disqualified for denying the divinity of Christ and for altering scripture. 2 Cor 11:4, Gal 1:6-8, Jude 1:4.

Try again.
---Geoff on 6/11/06

I would look for a church that keeps the commandments of God and has the faith of Jesus-Rev 14:12. That eliminates a lot of contenders for the faith. Jude 1:3.
---Geoff on 6/11/06

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I'm not sure, BUT I do know one thing...

There will be no denominations in Heaven -

no corner for the Baptists, another for the Methodists, another for the Pentecostals, Lutherans, Catholics, etc. There will be a remnant from each church - those who have believed and have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. That will be the deciding factor - that and no other.
---Criss on 6/11/06

I don't believe.

I KNOW the Apostolic Churches of the east follow the Bible most closely, because it was these churches that decided what was supposed to go into the Bible to start with.

Furthermore, the Churches of the East have not been rocked by the spiritual fads affecting American pop-evangelicalism such as dispensationalism, reconstructionism, and charistmaticism.
---Jack on 6/11/06

I find thet most indedendent Baptist follow the whole bible the closes. We don't get stuck on one book such as Acts and base everything else on one book. We are not a true denomination. In fact we are non-demonimational. Jesus was a Baptist. He was baptized by John the BAPTIST, not Jonn the Catholic, or Jonn the Penticostal.

Recommended reading: The trail of Blood, by J..M. Carroll
---Rev_Herb on 6/11/06

They "which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ." (Rev 12:17) "....the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Rev 19:10)
---jerry6593 on 6/11/06

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To me the bible is plain and can overstress or understress,s all used for teaching ,correction and encouraging pick out certain books or passages as doctrine is teach more on one aspect more than another should not be a doctrine, it should be a need within the congregation of that church. Paul said I preach christ crucuified.its jesus all he taught and said not parts of what he said.
---tom2 on 6/10/06

The best one is the one following Jesus examples & not making it a circus event.(aka megachurches).There is no 1 perfect denomination, not even the congregation I go to, we all are humans, not perfect, however as far as teaching themselvse & following the bible closely I have to say the witnesses do this, but each peron individually shows their fruit no matter where you go.
---candice on 6/10/06

part 2 basically we have all these denominations cause people can,t get along,they interupt differently,they just plain don,t understand the words to be one in christ.anything else is not an issue. But leave it to the pride of men to allow idiotic issues to create so many different denominations that sometimes I wonder what GOD thinks.
---tom2 on 6/10/06

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