Christian Denominations: A Comprehensive Guide

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Christian denominations are a defining feature of Christianity, the dominant religion of the world with the most number of adherents by far.

This page covers everything you need to know about the major branches of Christianity including:

  1. What is, and is not, a Christian denomination
  2. A very brief history of Christianity
  3. The birthplace of most major Christian denominations
  4. A solid introduction to the major denominations and their unique features

And more.

Best of all? It is completely free to read and share.

Enjoy.

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What kind of Christian are you? A lesson from the parable of the sower

Did you grow up in church?

Do you ever doubt your faith, or wonder if you could be getting it all wrong?

The prodigal son is truly the exception to the rule today.

The heartbreaking reality is that the church is in decline. More importantly, it’s the youngest generations that are turning their backs the fastest. Something like 59% of youth, raised in the church, will leave and never come back.

Why is this?

What the hell is going on?

I mean we have bright fancy lights and loud music. We have trendy pastors who wear ripped jeans and printed tee’s right? What more do these kids want?

Maybe the church is simply becoming less ‘relevant’. Maybe they are learning the ‘truth’ at school and university. Maybe it’s social media and the ‘fake news’.

Or is it something simpler?

As usual, I think the Bible can give us some clues as to why this might be happening.

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You’re Almost Certainly Doing Worship Completely Wrong


The Oxford English Dictionary

Worship

noun/verb

  • The feeling or expression of (or to show) reverence and adoration for (or to) a deity.

I think most Christians kind of ‘know’ what it means to worship God. And when asked most will give a nice well rehearsed, textbook answer to the question ‘What is worship?’… something like ‘oh it means to praise and honour God’, and they might go a little further and say ‘oh yes you can worship anytime, anywhere’.

No Christian I know would disagree that worship is something that you can do any time, any where. Prayer, communion, music; all these things count as worship.

There are however a great many churches today, especially the largest ones, where actual worship is something entirely different.

This is a problem.

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Ten Signs Debunked

This post is debunking a very popular, and old, meme that has been circulating the internet for a long time and is titled “ten signs you are an unquestioning Christian”.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about Christianity and Creation. Actually there’s a lot of misinformation out there about everything.

I can’t remember how I came across this anonymous placard. I just know that I’ve held onto it for years. I figured that one day if I happen to do something like say, start a blog, I would go through it point by point and explain why it was hogwash.

So that’s what I’ve done.

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Good works… the hard truth.

Editors note: this is a follow-up post from my previous one. I recommend reading that one first which you can find here, otherwise enjoy.

 

Hey fellas,

 

In my last post I explained what a Christian is and why being a Christian is not as simple as just receiving God’s grace. I explained that we cannot earn our salvation through good works because we are all sinners. When we confess our sins, and accept Jesus Christ as our saviour we receive God’s grace.

 

The Holy Spirit transforms us. From this moment, we strive for a life of honour, humility and integrity – Acts 20:35, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Hebrews 13:18. We become followers of Christ, soldiers ‘equipped for every good work’ – 2 Timothy 3:17.

 

In short,

 

we are not saved by good works, but we do good works because we are saved.

 

So what are good works anyway?

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