what denomination are you?

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i know we are all christians, but as well all know, there are a LOT of different churches that fall under that category!! just out of curiosity, what denomination is everyone?

i grew up in and still attend the church of christ. not the congregational church of christ, the straight up church of christ. no instrumental music, no women serving, communion every sunday, full immersion baptism. how about you?

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Kelley - posted on 07/23/2010

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I am non-denominational and attend a spirit-filled church. We believe the entire bible to be true. Just as true today as it was then. We believe in the baptisim of the holy spirit, we believe in all the gifts of the spirit, speaking in tongues, the interpitation of tongues, the gift of prophecy, and all the others! All of us on here my believe a little different than each other, but the one thing that connects us all is our Savior. There is only one way to the Father and that is through the Son, it certainly doesn't say we all have to agree on everything!

Wendy - posted on 03/11/2010

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I don't profess to be any religious denomination. I am a Christian... plain and simple. I've accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, I've been baptized and do my best to live a life that honors Him. II read and study the King James Bible and I currently attend an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. I do not proclame to be a specific religion would me that I follow the rules and design of man, not God, since every religion has its own rules and interpretations of "following God".

Carla - posted on 03/08/2010

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I'm with you, Terri, and applaud your persistence in following after the Lord. I think people are hungry for something more--more than going to church because your mom and dad did, more than listening to a sermon, singing three songs, then going home to a life that doesn't satisfy. 99% of the people sitting in church pews are miserable. They are either bound up in the 'dos and don'ts' of religion, or haven't had any type of teaching to make them understand what a Christian life really means. We have learned the 'no's', but what has that ultimately gotten us? Paul said in Christ it is yes and amen, or so be it. If we could open up to that concept and accept freely that we are new creations and then walk like we were now seated in Heavenly places with Christ, the old sin and bondage, even if it's religion, would fall off as naturally as a winter coat in spring. A new wind is blowing--we need to be able to feel it and move with it. Jews are seeking Jesus, and are coming together with Christian believers to find Truth. Let's seek God for wisdom to be ready.

Bettye - posted on 03/06/2010

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I'm Apostolic. The doctrine the Apostles taught. Read and obey Acts 2:38. I'll help you find an Apostolic church if you'd like. Read the book of Psalms about worshipping the Lord. It speaks about all kinds of music, clapping the hands, etc. The Bible says that the trees clap their hands in praise to the Lord. Also says leap for joy. The joy of the Lord is my strength. There's only one true Salvation. Trinitarian doctrine came from the Catholic Church. It isn't biblical. The only way to be baptized is in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. All scripture points to the Name. There is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we MUST be saved.

Nita - posted on 03/06/2010

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I AM a Christian, meaning Christ like, I am saved by the Blood that Jesus shed for my sins and by the belief in my heart and by the confession of my mouth (Romans 10:9&10), I believe in God's holy Word rightly divided, I believe He died and rose again, and is now at the right hand of the Father. I ATTEND the Assemblies of God church in Heflin, AL.

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Bettye - posted on 04/19/2012

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The true Doctrine is The Apostles Doctrine. One scripture says tho we or an angel from heaven teach any other Doctrine than that of the Apostles let him be accursed. Study and obey the book of Acts. Find a good Apostolic church and get Baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and live an overcoming, holy life. The Bible says without holliness no man shall see the Lord.

Megan - posted on 04/19/2012

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I was raised in an Anglican church, but have been a member of a Pentecostal assemblies of Canada church for 7 years now. After attending an anglican church for so long I found that we were not told the whole truth about repentance and how to live according to the bible. When I met my husband he was from a Pentecostal family and after attending church a few times and hearing the true gospel from nothing but the Holy Bible...I was instantly hooked on Jesus! I gave my whole heart and self to serve God and will never look back!

Frances - posted on 04/17/2012

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Well, it does depend upon which part of the country you live. In the South the word holiness does not mean the same thing as it does in the Mid-west. In the South, it means pentacostal. It does not mean that at all in the Mid-west. It means Wesleyan-Armenian in doctrine. We believe the same as John Wesley who started the Methodist church. We believe in two works of grace, salvation and sanctification. We believe that you are saved when you repent of your sins. When you completely give yourself to the Lord, you are sanctified. That means that the carnal nature is removed, the root of sin is taken out. We also believe that Christians are saved from sin (that they no longer continue in sin). We believe that Christians do not live in sin. Sin is defined as a willful transgression against a known law of God.

We also have more conservative dress standards. Ladies do not wear pants or cut their hair.

Being sanctified is the same as being filled with the Holy Ghost. We believe in holiness too, but I think it may not mean the same thing as Bettye believes.

Carla - posted on 04/17/2012

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Frances, there's a Holiness bus that comes through our neighborhood each week, but I never knew exactly what they believed. Can you tell me a little bit about it?



Thanks, Carla

Frances - posted on 04/17/2012

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I belong to the ICHA, the International Conservative Holiness Association. It is part of the conservative holiness movement. It is similar to Pilgrim Holiness. We believe like the Nazarenes did 50 years ago.

Cyndel - posted on 04/11/2012

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1st 10 years of life Lutheran.

non denominational for another 9 years.

Evangelical Free Church for the past 5 1/2.

Will only change if we move, and only if we move far, for 4 of those years we drove an hour 1 way to go to this church and will do so again if I need to.

Fit2BMe - posted on 04/07/2012

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Here is the Apostles Creed for those who are not familiar. This is how, in my understanding, Christian churches generally are able to identify themselves as CHRISTian. Different denominations follow different rules and laws, and these are important for different people according to their individual freedoms in Christ, and how they feel called. I do not believe that many of them are salvation issues, however. I liken it to different personal relationships. For my husband and I, we have some "rules" and boundaries in our marriage that some would feel are quite liberal and others would feel are quite conservative, however for us as individuals together in our personal relationship, they fit. Likewise with people's relationship with God. God created us as individuals with infinit creativity, and seeks relationship with us on that level, born out of that uniqueness. I am a very candid person, very "out there" and unabashed in expressing my thoughts and feelings, so my relationship with God, and my worship even, may reflect that. I often acuse myself of having the most irreverent prayers. Others are naturally more latergical, romanticized, and reverent, so their expression makes more sense for them and honors God by honoring in truth who God created them to be.





1. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

2. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.

3. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

4. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.

5. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.

6. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

7. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

8. I believe in the Holy Spirit,

9. the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,

10. the forgiveness of sins,

11. the resurrection of the body,

12. and life everlasting.

Amen.

Fit2BMe - posted on 04/07/2012

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I have never really belonged to a specific denomination. My father is a Presbyterian minister, who baptized me as an infant. I accepted Christ in a more

Mature an personal way on my own. I attended a Christian Reformed private school, and later attended a Nazarene church. I've also attended baptist, Pentecostal, and many other denominations. As long as the church believes and teaches the apostles creed. I do believe that there are different "freedoms in Christ" and have been in congregations or situations where what was being taught, or what was happening, maybe wasn't wrong, however I was not ready for it or not able to experience freedom in that area for some reason or another, so I just move to the side and speak with God about it, asking for wisdom (James 1:5), Discernment, and understanding. I have learned so much from so many different denominations, and have even learned a lot about God and faith through non-believers, ironically.

While I respect denominations, I do not put a great deal of stock in them, and firmly separate religion from faith and a deeply intimate relationship with God.

What I will say though, is that I am DEEPLY saddened by those "denominations" or individual churches I hear about, who spread a message of hate rather than love. To go so AGAINST tr spirit of Christ, yet claim his name, offends me to my very core. We should never forget that "ALL have sinned and fallen short of God's glory" and that Christ died for us equally. Some of us were so blessed to have been raised in faith, or have circumstances which made coming to faith more simple. There are a lot of really hurting people out there though who need grace and love and an understanding and supportive MINISTERING (not condemning) hand while they find their way too.

Callie - posted on 04/02/2012

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Im Apostolic Pentecostal and I attend United Pentecostal Church. We strictly follow the bible, so no pants, cutting hair, no jewelry, or makeup.

Angela - posted on 01/01/2012

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This is an old thread! Someone should close it!

I attend a Church of England. But I'm a Christian first and foremost rather than an Anglican.

Eva - posted on 12/31/2011

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I have no demonination. Except I believe in the salvation thru our Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God. I go by my faith in God thru his son Jesus. We go to Celebration Church in Florida.

Anita - posted on 12/26/2011

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To answer your curiosity, my family and I are Seventh-day Adventist, which was well-described by Katie S. Hope you and yours are having a good Christmas season :)

Amber - posted on 12/20/2011

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I am a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or Mormon as most people call us..... we are a christian religion we believe that Christ died for our sins and we do not practice polygamy we read the King James version of the holy bible as well as the Book of Mormon. we partake of sacrament or communion as some call it every Sunday. we believe in full immersion baptism and there are no women leaders in our church and we believe there is a living prophet today. our leaders do not get paid to do their callings they all have regular jobs they work Monday thru Saturday. we believe in keeping the sabbath day holy and do not work or purchase anything on Sundays. any more questions i will do my best to answer them or you can go to www.lds.org

Proud - posted on 12/19/2011

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I'm a Seventh-day Adventist.



We go to church on Saturdays (Exodus 20:8-11) and believe in baptism by full immersion

Abby - posted on 05/10/2011

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I grew up in the United Brethren denomination. Now my husband and I attend a non-denominational church since we live in an area that doesn't have United Brethren and it is the most like what we grew up with.

Carla - posted on 05/03/2011

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@Tammy Foster, thanks honey. There isn't one closer, I have checked. Maybe 20 years I might have been able to travel to Grand Rapids or Detroit, but I can't do it anymore. Guess God has something else for me, eh?

Tammy - posted on 05/02/2011

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And now for myself:) We attend a Free Will Baptist church. When looking for one we looked for something that stuck with the word of God. It was the first one we checked out and we didn't have to look further. Remember, it's not just knowing and believing that Jesus is God and that he died for our sins. Satan and the demons "know, believe and tremble" . You have to "accept" it. You do that by entering into a "relationship" with God. How AWESOME is that!:) It's easy to get stuck into a "list of do's and don'ts". God said himself that that's not what gets us into heaven. It's only purpose was to show us that we couldn't do it on our own. It's the relationship that counts:)
Probably pretty close to independent Baptist. I think the only real main difference is the take on apostasy. Free Will Baptist's believe that God does not take away your free will when you accept salvation. If you turn your back on your relationship with God you do the same with your salvation. Obviously probably not real common on the personal level. (There's several references to it, one in Hebrews)

By the way, if anyone is interested in a really good disciplship program, our church has been starting a Reformers Unanimous chapter, technically for habits and addictions but it's really much more than that. It is the BEST discipleship program I have ever seen! The guy who started it has definitely got some preach to him. Too bad he passed away recently. I have only seen a couple of the training videos but WOW! I think the "clicking" in my head as I understood a few things may actually have been audible. LOL Definitely a must for helping you to understand Sanctification.

Tammy - posted on 05/02/2011

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@Carla Allaire- Hi Carla. I'm in MI as well. I know there is a Messianic congragation near the Detroit area. I'm not sure how to spell it. I'll spell it like it sounds "Sh/a/m/i (short a sound, long i sound) Isreal" . If you can look them up they may be able to direct you to one near lansing.

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I'm as Catholic as Christians come LOL, but I believe in the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirt I am Episcopal

Rachel - posted on 07/29/2010

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I am pentecostal. We believe in speaking in tongues and healing and total submersion baptisim.

Amy - posted on 07/28/2010

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(in Cumberland, MD) our church is southern baptist, belong to the southern baptist assoc. baptism after salvation, we still do the traditional hymns, but we also have live praise music! our pastor, his wife and our assoc pastor are in a singing group called "Servant's Heart." our church is growing, people are getting saved. the Bible is powerfully preached and not watered down. we have sunday school, church services on sunday morning, night and wednesdays, stuff for children and youth. we have a new youth pastor. memorialheights.net i was raised catholic until age 10. got saved 6 years ago. i love something our pastor said, Christianity is NOT a religion, it IS a relationship! a wonderful one! Amen! i think the most important thing about a church is that it is alive...the Word is being preached and not watered down and that people are getting saved! Jesus and His gift to us is what connects us all. :)

Carla - posted on 07/23/2010

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@Cara Chase--where did you find a Messianic congregation? I have been looking for one, but can't find it! I live in Lansing, Mi. Do you know how I would go about finding one if you don't live close?

Nicole - posted on 07/21/2010

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Father, son, holy spirit. Pray, Read the word, WALK THE STREETS HELPING ANYONE IN NEED, fellowship at church with believers. I don't profess to be any religious denomination. I am a Christian... plain and simple. WE ARE A PART OF A DYING AND BROKEN WORLD THAT NEEDS TO SEE AND FEEL THE LOVE OF JESUS!! THE GOD OF THE BIBLE IS STILL THE GOD OF TODAY. ♥

Jen - posted on 07/21/2010

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I attend Mt Gambier Christian Centre which is a Bethesda Ministries International Church

We believe that Jesus has not called us to live lives weighed down by religious tradition and obligation, but rather to find a place of rest in Him where we no longer strive to make it as Christians, but rather enjoy the reality of his presence in our lives.

We recognise the church being the Body of Christ and that every person associated with the church is valuable and necessary for the health and function of the church, and that this value is not based on what you do, but simply who you are.

Lauren - posted on 07/20/2010

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I'm a very involved Roman Catholic. My dad has been a Deacon for almost 8 years now.

Anne - posted on 05/20/2010

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I guess we are techinically Southern Baptist as we belong to that convention; however, our pastor is admimant that we are not a 'religion' but people following Jesus Christ through His word. He stays away from classifying us (although we are Baptist) as Jesus never classified religions in the Bible, these are man made. Each religion offers various manners of worshipping the one true God, but I would like to think we are all from the same Biblical base, worshipping the one true God, Lord and Savior.

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I was raised without religion but always knew there was something greater than me. When I met my husband he took my hand and showed me the way to Jesus. We attend a Christian Reform Church.

Heather - posted on 05/18/2010

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I was raised Pentecostal-Assembly of God and have converted to Primitive Baptist.

Vanessa - posted on 05/15/2010

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I grew up in a Baptist church, was later C.O.G.I.C but am now non denominational. As I began to study my word more, I began to have issues with the "religion" aspect of church. As for the denominations I went to at the churches I went to, I noticed the contridictions of the methodology with the Bible. I know am going to a "teaching" church where the focus is on the Bible and individual, spiritual growth

Kelly - posted on 05/14/2010

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I am a Roman Catholic Christian. However, I do also attend a non-denominational Christian Chuch with my girlfriend.
I feel that wherever you find that connection that you feel in your heart and it moves you, like it did me, then go with it. Going back to the Catholic Church(my childhood faith) and being a Eucharistic Minister helped me rediscover and strengthen my faith in the Lord and cemented my relationship with Him.

Buffie - posted on 05/10/2010

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I am Bible based. 5 fold ministry,Baptized in Jesus name, filled with the Holly Gost, talk in tondues and faith beliving, I am a street minister I serve Jesus we play music in church, the Bible has a lot about prase with and with out music I have all that info if any one whants it, I think its great that there are alot of difernt denomintions hear and maby some that are seaking God will see even though we don't agree on all points the ONE thing stays the same you have to belive in Jesus as lord and saviour.

Kylene - posted on 05/10/2010

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I'm Southern Baptist, but I enjoy listening to sermons from nondenominational and independent baptist churches as well.

Krys - posted on 05/10/2010

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I was raised a Independant Baptist....ever since i can remember, later southern baptist. I tend to stick with independant but do still attend southern baptist...i am looking for a hom,e churh now but, most where i am i am not feeling quite at home.

Cara - posted on 05/06/2010

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I am a believer in Jesus (Yeshua) I was raised Pentecostal Holiness, Assembly of God, and Church of God, depending on where we were living at the time. All are very similar in their teaching. I attended an Assembly of God Pastors College, was licensed in the Pentecostal Holiness church, and served with my husband in a few different churches.
Now we attend a Messianic congregation (Saturday) where I find so much more truth being revealed! This is an exciting time we live in! We also attend a Southern Baptist congregation on some Sundays.

Heather - posted on 04/22/2010

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i am proud to belong to a united methodist congregation- and here's a shout out to the one other methodist responder! =)

wonderful that we are such a diverse group- how neat is that! and we can all put aside our denominational differences to come together and support one another in the journey of a lifetime- mommyhood!

Lynn - posted on 04/22/2010

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I am Southern Baptist. We believe in baptism only after you have accept Jesus into your heart and have publicly declared it to the church. We sing the old fashion hymns as well as contemporary music, have fellowship luncheons once a month, go to Sunday school every sunday, Sunday morning services, Sunday evening services, and Wednesday nigh services. We also have revivals where the local churches get together and celebrate together. We have wonderful life groups for men, women and children. We have a very large youth group.

Janet - posted on 04/20/2010

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hey Suzanne, We are also church of christ.not alot of people on this site are.We attend Mt. Hebron Church of Christ in Eclectic,AL

Carrie - posted on 04/19/2010

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I was born and raised a Lutheran (Missouri Synod-think Catholic Lite ;D) Went to a non-denomination church for a few years and have returned back to LCMS.

Tsema - posted on 04/19/2010

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Go to the capital assembly, it is pentecostal, we believe in the trinity, the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus, the Bible is our grund norm and we believe in the baptism of the Holy spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues

Dana - posted on 04/16/2010

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I am a sinner saved by Grace by the blood of the Lamb. I ATTEND a Calvary Chapel but do not claim any denomination as they are made by men, and we all know that anything made by man is imperfect. The blood of Christ, the word, my relationship and fellowship with other believers is all we really need.

Ann - posted on 04/14/2010

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I became a born-again believer (accepted Christ as my Saviour) at the age of 14, I am now attending an Independent Baptist church

Mandee - posted on 04/14/2010

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My husband and I currently attend and are members at a nondenominational church, however, he grew up Roman Catholic, while I grew up the daughter of a Baptist minister. My theology is still very much so baptist, and the church we attend is very similar in its theology, but just not affiliated with a specific denomination.

Vanessa - posted on 03/31/2010

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I am nondenominational. I grew up baptist but, I like the fact that there are no "must do's" i.e. all white, the entire choir marching around the church first during offering, etc. Don't get me wrong we have church etiquette, but I feel more freedom to be... and just serve the Lord.

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