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Which denomination of Christian Churches teach old earth creation?

Question by MN: Which denomination of Christian Churches teach old earth creation?
I have reluctantly agreed to give church another try, but I refuse to have my children taught the kind of nonsense that I have become familiar with in the churches I have attended in the past. I don’t agree that evolution is a lie, I don’t think global warming is a lie, I don’t think that the Earth is 6000 years old. I don’t think Noah brought Dinosaurs and every other species in the entire fossil record aboard an ark and I don’t believe Adam and Eve were the first humans to ever have lived. So what churches are there that either teach or accept these notions? I think old earth creation is a real stretch but at least we aren’t throwing all of science out the window.
lol Jared you aren’t going to tell me anything my Baptist preacher father and delusional pseudo scientists like Ken Ham and Kent Hovind haven’t told me before. If you call evolution a lie then you refuse to read and acknowledge the data just like that of modern astronomy. There are countless factors of each that point to the same conclusions and if you disagree you are uninformed. You might as well argue for a flat earth and a earth centered solar system while you are at it if we are going strictly by the bible.

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Answer by †Archangel TJ†
Catholic ones.

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In the church of christ denomination, what do they mean when saying the husband will help the wife to heaven?

Question by ffagirl1214: In the church of christ denomination, what do they mean when saying the husband will help the wife to heaven?
I have a good friend that recently got engaged. She’s church of christ. She has said something before about needing a husband to help get her to heaven. I’ve never heard anything of the sort, and was just curious what the belief on this was.

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Answer by Jones Jones
She may be referring to a natural need some people have to have sex. When you are unmarried this can be a great temptation to sin.

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Inside the Churches of Christ: The Reflection of a Former Pharisee On What Every Christian Should Know About the Nondenomination Denomination

Inside the Churches of Christ: The Reflection of a Former Pharisee On What Every Christian Should Know About the Nondenomination Denomination

This book is a documentary containing many dozens of quotes from Church of Christ practitioners from all over the USA, and it accurately reflects the theological philosophy prevalent within this faith. It discusses fundamental differences between the theology of the Churches of Christ and that of other protestant denominations. Written by a fifty-year member of the Churches of Christ, it offers an opportunity for self-examination rarely available to members of this brotherhood.

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Have you noticed how websites names are EVERYWHERE? What denomination would you say this is?

Have you noticed how websites names are EVERYWHERE? What denomination would you say this is?
Church websites
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This is the only sign, so I guess they don’t look for non-computer using members!
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What denomination is Calvary Church, located in Souderton, PA?

Question by Natalie: What denomination is Calvary Church, located in Souderton, PA?
http://www.calvary-church.com/

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Answer by Greg J
They appear to be non-denominational Protestant, but the phone # is in the upper left corner of their website, so why not give them a call?

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What denomination is between the Catholic Church and Baptist Church, in terms of faith and religious practices?

Question by toad: What denomination is between the Catholic Church and Baptist Church, in terms of faith and religious practices?
My girl-friend and I have decided to start attending church together. Neither of us attends church on regular bases. I was raised as a Baptist. She was raised as a Catholic. I would like to find a church that both of us would feel comfortable attending.

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Answer by Anita
A Catholic Church bases its religious teaching on MAry and Saints. In a Baptist Church, the religious practices focus primarily on Jesus.

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Spring, Texas and the Baptist Denomination

Spring, Texas and the Baptist Denomination

Churches are abundant in Spring, Texas and there are many different sizes and denominations to choose from if you are searching for a new church family.  If you are looking to visit or join a church in Spring, Texas, here are some interesting points about Spring, Texas:

 

• 25 miles northwest of located between the cities of Tomball and Humble, west of Lake Houston, and south of Conroe.

• Population of over 36,000.

• Small crime rate with a mostly white collar neighborhood.

• A private garbage pick-up service.

• Originally a railroad turn-around, Spring has experienced fast development with modern styled single-family homes ranging in price from 0,000 to 0,000.

• There are also several rental apartments and townhouses for no worrying about home-owner’s insurance and property taxes.

• The Spring Independent School District system includes portions of Aldine, Klein, and Conroe with 22 elementary schools, 7 junior high schools, and 5 high schools, and a community college, and 2 public libraries.

• A plethora of parks and civic clubs.

• Around 50 churches in the area, three hospitals, volunteer fire departments, and police security force from Harris County.

 

Here are some things to know about Baptist churches as you begin your search for a new church in Spring, Texas:

 

• The only rule for faith and practice is the Bible

The Bible is the complete, infallible, and direct inspiration of God given to man.  As II Timothy 3:16 says, it is beneficial for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction.  Its commands are from God and it is best for His people to obey them, in the same way that whatever it denounces is to be avoided.  But whatever it is silent on should not become obligatory.

• Autonomy of each local church.

Every local church has the right to be in charge of itself, as an extension of the Body of Christ.  Every church is a self-contained functioning organization, complete with the authority of church government.  The church government is an autonomous form of leadership for those who are members of the local church.  This aspect of Baptist churches comes from scripture-based principals in reference to two things: the priesthood of every believer, and the responsibility of each local church.  In reference to the first, the priesthood of every believer, it is based on the biblical principal that each person, every individual believer, can know the will and heart of God.  Christians do not need an intercessor between them and God besides Jesus Christ himself.  They have no need for a priest or pastor (though for their own spiritual growth they do benefit from being under the teaching of a pastor).  The second principal, the responsibility of the each local church, stems from the priesthood of every believer.  If every believer can know the will of God, then the church, which is made up of believers, is responsible to carry out God’s will as a unit using the foundation of the individual.  These ideas come from scriptures such as Matthew 18:15-17, Acts 13:1-3, and Acts 15:22-28.

 

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Can one be Just a Christian in Christ’s Church without being in a Denomination?

Can one be Just a Christian in Christ’s Church without being in a Denomination?

Many years ago I asked a lady this very question – can one be just a Christian in Christ’s church without being in a denomination?  Her answer was that while that was once possible it is no longer possible today.  I have never understood that kind of thinking.  To her the church that is Christ’s simply cannot exist today alone by itself outside of denominationalism.  That raises all kinds of problems.

If what she said is true then of what value is the Bible in our generation?  In the early years of Christianity the Bible (the gospel message) made Christians and Christians only that were added by God to the church.  “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:47 NKJV)  If the pure gospel message of the New Testament will not do that today then of what value is it?

Does the gospel message now add you both to the church Jesus built and to a denomination simultaneously?  If so when did that begin?  If so where can I read about it?  If so which denomination does it add me to in addition to the Lord’s church?  If so why is it needful now that it do that but was not needful for hundreds of years after the first century had come and gone.  If so when did the gospel lose its power to make me just a Christian, no more, no less?  At what point in time was it that both the gospel and the Lord lost the power to save without the aid of men in building denominations?

When did Jesus and the gospel begin to need help in the saving business?  When did his church alone cease to be the body of the saved?  “He is the Savior of the body.” (Eph. 5:23 NKJV)  The body is his spiritual body, his church, “He is the head of the body, the church.” (Col. 1:18 NKJV)  The Lord adds us to the church when we believe and obey the gospel (Acts 2:47).  Paul says of Christians, “you are the body of Christ, and members individually.” (1 Cor. 12:27 NKJV)

But it is now said that that is not enough – if the lady was correct.  Now to be saved you must also be a member of a denomination (the assumption being that all Christians are).  So, you must be both in the Lord’s church and a denomination to be saved, is that right?  It is if the church Christ built is not sufficient by itself.  But, most denominationalists would say it is not essential to be a member of their denomination to be saved.  Then please tell me of what earthly or heavenly good the denomination serves other than to be a divider of men?

The truth is the church Jesus built does still exist on this earth today without the help of any denomination.  The Bible has not lost its power.  The church of Christ can exist anywhere in the world today when men and women are willing to forget everything they have been taught in denominationalism and just take the Bible alone as their guide.  If the church Jesus built does not exist as an operating entity upon earth today in your locality, wherever that be, as it did in the first century in the Middle East, there is only one reason for it in lands where the Bible is readily available – men love their denominations and would rather have them and their creeds and councils and governing bodies than just the simple New Testament church and its worship regulated by the word of God alone.

Let us be honest.  If we take the New Testament alone as our guide a lot of things will have to be given up.  One does not read in his New Testament of, just as examples, sprinkling of infants, christenings, sprinkling of any one at any age and calling it baptism, baptism for any other purpose than the remission of sins (Acts 2:38), the washing away of sins (Acts 22:16), of entering into Christ (Gal. 3:27, Rom. 6:3, 1 Cor. 12:13), as a part of the new birth (John 3:5).

One reads nothing about dramas, plays, special music, instrumental music, one man rule of a congregation by a single individual designated as a pastor (each N.T. congregation had multiple pastors), oversight of a congregation by a national church organization, church sponsored ball teams, raising funds by business ventures, seminars for everything from weight loss to how to do your taxes, and the list could go on and on and on.

No, if you want the New Testament church that Christ built a lot of things will have to go by the wayside and in its place you will end up with nothing much that is attractive to worldly men.  The worship service will not be like attending a rock concert or an entertainment event.  It will be very simple – singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, prayers, partaking of the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week, the word of God will be preached, and a collection will be taken on the first day of the week to carry on the work of preaching the gospel and carrying for the needy. 

It is a hard transition from a denomination into the simple New Testament church that is led not by a single man or a national oversight organization but by a few select men who meet the biblical qualifications to be elders as found in 1 Tim. 3 and Titus 1.  These men have no authority to legislate for God.  Their role is simply that of overseers, as administrators, to ensure that the work is done that God has given the church to do.  These men will be chosen by the members of the congregation and will be men of the local community who are fellow Christians.  No one designated a pastor by the denominational world brought in from parts unknown will run the affairs of the congregation nor will a national organization.

The name on the sign out front will not matter as long as it is a scriptural designation.  It could simply be called the church (for that is what it is), or the church of God, or the church of Christ, or any other scriptural designation.  The name is more descriptive than it is an actual name.

You will not be voted into the membership.  You cannot join this group of believers.  Why not?  Because God adds you when you obey the gospel.  As I heard one man say recently, and he had it right but I had never thought about it that way, you cannot join the church because you are adopted into it and God is the one who does the adopting.

Critics say that in the very act of organizing such a group you immediately become just another denomination.  That goes along with the way they think okay for they do not want to leave denominationalism behind and thus insist one has to be a member of a denomination and cannot be just a Christian.  If they admit we can have just the New Testament church on earth today and worship in it they condemn themselves and they are not about to do that so all they can do is shout and shout over and over again “denomination.”

But what they are really saying, if they would think it through, is that God’s word has lost its power to make just a Christian and to keep his church on earth today.  They are saying that the seed, “the seed is the word of God” (Luke 8:11 NKJV), produces a different crop today than what it did back in the first century.  Back then it produced just Christians, now you plant it and you get both a Christian and a denominationalist.  Strange seed this is that has under gone a transformation like no other seed in human history.

They are caught in a bind really.  On the one hand they do not want to say you must be in a denomination to be saved but then on the other hand they want to insist you must because to them it is impossible to reestablish the New Testament church today and just have it alone.  They are wanting it both ways, want to eat the cake and save it all at the same time.  Life doesn’t work that way.  They cannot have it both ways.  But, that is their problem not mine.

I think most people who are serious about their religion see the great contradictions in denominationalism.  However, they either do not know what to do about it or else their love for it is such that they will not give it up.  I readily admit it is hard to start over but that is what must be done if we are going back to the church Jesus built.

There is a group that has been trying to do that for nearly 200 years now – go back to the church Jesus built and that alone and stay out of denominationalism.  Sadly, in recent years some of the brethren have decided they prefer denominationalism and have drifted or are drifting into it.  When you say you do not need Bible authority for what you do you are stepping into denominationalism lock, stock, and barrel.  Denominationalism will always have a greater appeal to man than the Lord’s church for it allows more freedom of expression and gives man more say so in what is done and how it is done.  Man has a desire for that.  It has always been that way long before the church ever came into existence.

The fact that some congregations are not what they ought to be should surprise no one.  Read about the 7 churches of Asia in Rev. 2 and 3.  However, the concept of restoration is a valid one and there are many churches of Christ in the land today still operating on the principal that it is possible to be just a Christian alone outside of denominationalism, just be a member of the church Jesus built.  Take the Bible and do what they did in the first century, that and that alone, and be just a Christian.  Unless God’s word has lost its power it is still possible to do that.

True, many congregations have or are departing from the concept but it is also true that many, many are still holding true to the principal.  I would encourage you to check them out in your locality.  However, it is not a matter of either or.

The church can be established in its New Testament purity in any area where men and women are willing to leave denominationalism and just take the Bible alone.  As I have said, it is not necessary to call it the church of Christ although no man should

Did the church of Christ denomination evolve out of Mormonism?

Question by Sarah Beth: Did the church of Christ denomination evolve out of Mormonism?
I was just wondering because I never knew and today I googled lds and it came up as church of Christ and then the latter days saints thing on wikipedia. and my friend who goes to a church of christ church said he found the book of Mormon in his attic. I was jut wondering if this was true because if it is, it makes sense for him to have the book. Are they the same thing or? Please just answer the question!

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Answer by James
mormons will never have anything to do with this denomination,they are too far away in their theology for the mormons to ever accept them.

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