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Featured Here's a likeable thread: name one thing - about a denomination other than your own - that you like

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by Gottservant, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Gottservant

    Gottservant God loves your words, may men love them also Supporter

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    Hi there,

    So I will kick this thread off:
    Name one thing - about a denomination other than your own - that you like!

    It can be anything...

    (Jesus said, "by their fruits you will know them")
     
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  2. mlepfitjw

    mlepfitjw May you be blessed!

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    Hello gottservant, Do not believe anyone can really judge anyone nor condemn them. God does that. (We can judge ourselves and our own actions.) Denominations really mean nothing to me, compared to looking at the Lord Jesus Christ and His heavenly Kingdom.

    What are about you?
     
  3. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    All denominations are unscriptural according to Paul. I like that they carry warning labels like a pack of cigarettes when identified by their names. I.e., what divides them from the body of Christ.
     
  4. Hmm

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    I'm Anglican but I like the concept of the Catholic church's concept of 'invincible ignorance'. Here's a definition of that:

    "Lack of knowledge, either of fact or law, for which a person is not morally responsible. This may be due to the difficulty of the object of the knowledge, or scarcity of evidence, or insufficient time or talent in the person, or any other factor for which he is not culpable. (Etym. Latin in, not + vincibilis, easily overcome: invincibilis.)"
     
  5. Anthony2019

    Anthony2019 Pax et bonum! CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    Anglican with strong leanings towards Catholicism.
     
  6. Neostarwcc

    Neostarwcc We are saved purely by the work and grace of God. Supporter

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    Something about a denomination other than Protestantism? Uh... I like that my Grandfather was always fair and just with his kids because of his Catholic beliefs and how he wasn't a hypocrite in his religion and beliefs until the day he died. I loved how "archaic" he was in his beliefs and it helped shaped me to do the same. I like that he never really passed judgement on other Christians who weren't Catholic. He never knew I became a Protestant or a Calvinist but, he would have fully accepted me and been very proud that I turned to and decided to follow God.

    Also? Idk if this counts? But I like how the Jews are always so friendly to us Christians. It shows that they really take the Torah very seriously and that they really want to follow God with such zeal. They remind me of Dr. Piper who is just so much on fire for God.

    It's true, the Jews don't really fully understand the Torah but I love how much they try.
     
  7. Basil the Great

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    I like St. Basil's Third Kneeling Prayer, where the Eastern Orthodox remember the souls that are in Hades/bound for Hell and ask that some relief be afforded to them.

    p.s. - We could use more threads like this, especially one for the political forums.
     
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  8. concretecamper

    concretecamper Member of His Church

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    I respect the Orthodox Liturgy.
     
  9. Bob Crowley

    Bob Crowley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm Catholic now, but I was originally Presbyterian. I was with the Wesleyan Methodists for a while, and my wife is Baptist.

    I found them all OK, although I most enjoyed the Presbyterian Church while I was there. Not because if was "Presbyterian" but because of the quality of the people there. I was younger then - we had a gym under the church; I was actually encouraged to pick up a guitar (not something I ever thought I'd do as I'm hard of hearing), and the pastor was outstanding.

    Otherwise I suppose I've got a leaning towards the Wesleyan Methodists, partly because most of my original pastor's family and a number of his Presbyterian flock moved to that congregation after he died, as the new pastorate left a lot to be desired.

    Having said that, I think the Catholic Church is "closest" to the truth, dogmatically and liturgically speaking. But from experience I've found people make a church, regardless of the denomination.

    It's a bit like your neighbours can make or break a neighbourhood.

    Someone mentioned the Jews. I haven't had much to do with them, although I did meet a bloke who had the somewhat mixed fortune of having a Jewish father and Catholic Mother. It was a challenge being a good Catholic boy on Sunday, and a good Jewish boy on Saturday. But a psychiatrist I see (mainly because we have had similar spiritual experiences) said to me once that they (the Jews) "... have a lot of love."
     
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  10. public hermit

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    I really like the Eastern Orthodox monastics (Philokalia).
     
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  11. tturt

    tturt Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Really appreciate many things about the Jewish faith particularly giving us Jesus and the Bible through one author.
     
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  12. fhansen

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    I like the Methodist focus on the centrality of love in our Christian walk.
     
  13. GreekOrthodox

    GreekOrthodox Psalti Chrysostom

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    I miss a Lutheran sermon at times.
     
  14. BobRyan

    BobRyan Junior Member

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    1. Messianic Jews and Seventh-day-Baptists - accept all Ten of the Ten Commandments without editing them.
    2. Methodists had a good understanding of the Bible warning about falling from grace. So also do Catholics have a fairly good doctrine in that regard.
    3. Baptists are wonderful on the subject of accepting believer's baptism and sola-scriptura testing of all doctrine and practice, 66 books of the Bible not 77.
    4. Presbyterians..affirm 66 books of the Bible.. and I used to watch D.James Kennedy a lot and he had some great sermons on Creation vs Evolution.
    5. Lutherans - Luther was pretty strong on both sola-scriptura and saved-by-grace-through-faith.

    All of them are pretty solid on things like the Bible as the Word of God.
    Almost all of those listed above are solid on the Trinity
     
  15. bèlla

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    I love the Orthodox camaraderie and support you see on the EO board.
     
  16. seeking.IAM

    seeking.IAM Episcopalian Supporter

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    The unchanging nature of Eastern Orthodoxy.
     
  17. seeking.IAM

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  18. Taodeching

    Taodeching Active Member

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    The Baptist potlucks :)
     
  19. Tigger45

    Tigger45 Martin Luther Supporter

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    1. I’m a member of a Lutheran church but my faith descriptor reads Christian because I commonly rotate between four churches of different denominations.

    2. Episcopal because the local cathedral has the best liturgy and the Rector gives the best sermons.

    3. Eastern Orthodox (Antiochian) has the highest level of reverence and when we need prayer we go to Fr. Justin.

    4. Catholic. My wife and I grew up Catholic so it’s kind of like visiting the old neighborhood. Fr. Javier is very approachable and the congregation is friendly.
     
  20. GreekOrthodox

    GreekOrthodox Psalti Chrysostom

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    And then you sneak over to the Lutherans for beer! :p
     
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