The unity of Christianity

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    The ancient faith of Christianity is the largest religion in the world. But it is also a religion divided into many denominations. However when you look at it Christians share an incredible unity of belief despite surface differences.

    Christians throughout both time and space share:

    The Trinity
    The holiness of the Bible
    baptism and communion
    The virgin birth
    The resurrection of Jesus
    The immortality of the soul
    A last judgement
    The eventual return of Christ
    Heaven and hell
    Sin and the forgiveness of sin
    The efficacy of Prayer
    The resurrection of believers

    Any more? I am sure I’ve left some out. We should remember those similarities. The differences are minor in comparison.
     
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    Agreed. Non-believers don't understand this and forever want to harp on the "denominations" but in reality the differences are often very small, and Christians readily recognize almost all other denominations as Christian. With a few notable exceptions.
     
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    no they dont....accept othe demoninations as christian....the southern baptist do not accept anyone else hardly
     
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    The lot of Christian sects are all different.
     
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    Have you ever wondered about an Eskimo, a native American Indian, an Africa or South American native, and what they believed as they surely out number all modern religions. They all lived knowing nothing of Christianity or any other faith and yet they lived just as we do. Book at bottom is fascinating, read it sometime on a primitive tribe in South America.

    Oldest religions:

    The 8 Oldest Religions in the World

    Interesting read:

    'Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle' by Daniel L. Everett

    Don't Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett


    "For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes (Matthew 5). But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course, that's Moses, not Jesus. I haven't heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere. "Blessed are the merciful" in a courtroom? "Blessed are the peacemakers" in the Pentagon? Give me a break!" Kurt Vonnegut
     
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    And they even get them wrong.
     
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    The truth of the Logos which permeates and founds and is the bedrock of benevolent human life. Logos is logic, dialogue (true speech and honest communication), wisdom of eons of human learning, fact and the righteousness of rectitude.
     
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    Interesting pacifier you've got for yourself there. No one else I am certain, has ever thought of using Eskimos as anti-Christian HE rounds, before you.
     
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    Christianity has a rich, dark, red history of war and butchering each other.
     
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    Voltaire? Is that you?
     

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