Originally Posted by Mr5150
Yep, No right denomiation until the Mormon folk came along in the 19th century.
You know, you have a real probably with prejudice. I never even hinted at my religion in my post. I merely responded to the question that was posed in the OP. What is it with you, that you have to look for every conceivable opportunity to bash my religion? Is it just that undercutting my
position is the only means you have of making yours
look good? Do you honestly feel so threatened by 1/15th of 1% of the world's population that you simply cannot resist the urge to badmouth their beliefs every time you think you can get away with it? Seriously, you need to grow up and start behaving like the "real Christian" you claim to be. Jesus doesn't need you to lie, judge, or hate for Him.
With that said 95% of all denominations agree on the core truths. They differ on such issues as style of Baptism, order of worship, style of worship, freewill or predestination, church government, color of the carpet and whether the pastor should wear a suit. That sorta thing.
And somehow you see the color of the carpet and the issue of freewill versus predestination as being roughly equivalent in terms of importance. Gotta love that
Here are just a few of the legitimate doctrinal issues
which divide Christianity today. They are among what you call the "core truths" you say 95% of all denominations agree on. I'm sure you know the "right" answer to each and every one of them, but I can guarantee you that 95% of all Christians would not agree with all of your answers.
Is the doctrine of the Trinity true?
Is Jesus really God?
What does it mean when we say the Father and the Son are "one"?
Does God have body parts and passions? What does he look like?
Where is Heaven? Is it a real place?
When did God create our Earth? How long did it take Him?
What was His purpose in creating us?
Where did we come from? Did we exist prior to birth?
Is baptism by water necessary?
If it is, how must it be performed? By immersion? By sprinkling? Does it even matter?
At what age should a person be baptized?
Who has the authority to baptize another person?
Who today holds the authority Christ gave His Apostles? A pope? A prophet? All believers?
How does one become born again? Is this necessary?
How does one receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost?
Do all Christians speak in tongues?
Are there miracles today?
Are we saved by grace alone?
Are we saved by faith alone?
Are we saved by works alone?
Or are we saved by a combination of all three of these?
Can one lose his salvation after having been saved?
Can one even speak of salvation in the present tense?
Who will go to Heaven?
Is Heaven a real place?
What is a "real" Christian?
Is there a real Hell? Is it really a fiery pit?
What is the fate of those who never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ?
What is the fate of otherwise decent people who are not Christian?
At what point is it too late to accept Christ?
Is deathbed repentance valid?
Is there a time after death when a person can repent?
Will there be a literal resurrection, i.e. a reunion of body and spirit?
What constitutes scripture?
Is the Bible infallible?
Was it written by God or by men?
What books should the Christian canon contain?
Can any books except the Bible be considered scripture?
Is Holy Tradition a reliable means of defining doctrine?
Is revelation to a living Prophet a reliable means of defining doctrine?
Are the sacraments essential or are they merely legalism?
Is the bread and wine really transformed into Christ's body and blood?
Is tithing still one of God's laws or was it rescinded at some point?
Should pastors be paid for their services?
When should we be worshipping -- on Saturday or Sunday?
Is divorce permitted? Under what conditions?
What should women's role in the Church be?