(04/30/2015) Many Forms of Christianity?

Posted: April 22, 2015 in Covenants, Denominations, Doctrine, Gospel, Grace, Promises, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Unity
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Points are shared, today, on why there are multiple denominations and organized expressions of Christian belief.  Rather than a set of ceremonies, customs, commandments, rituals and traditions, Christianity is a compilation of precepts, premises, principles, promises and prophecies.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using ID “Random” (Level 1 with 64 points, a member since April 13, 2015) posted the following:

 

Why are there different forms of Christianity?

I’m not going to name all of them (obviously) but I was just wondering why there are so many?

As a nonbeliever of God I always thought that Judaism would be (don’t take this the wrong way) right because Jesus was Jewish was he not?

I’m starting a fight and i’m pretty sure I will get someone that says it isn’t my place to be nosy if I don’t believe in the first place, but I can’t help it.

also what are the differences between them?
Like Catholics and Jews etc.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.  (Romans 6:  16-18, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Core Concepts? (04/06/2015); Catholics, Protestants and the Trinity? (10/12/2014); The Gift of Life Despised? (10/13/2014); Choosing a Church? (05/31/2014); Before Getting Baptized? (11/28/2013); The Rich in Divine Relationship? (11/29/2013); Why Not One Bible? (11/02/2013); Why Jesus Used Parables (11/03/2013); Denying Baptism to Others (11/04/2013); Jesus and the Pharisees (07/14/2013); How Could Angels Fall? (07/15/2013) 

 

“Random”, here are some points that clarify the diversity and richness of Christian belief:

(1.)  Many of the devices, doctrines and mechanisms provided by divinity to mankind through Jesus Christ are to serve like guides and outlines that encourage growth, rather than blueprints and technical plans that must be actualized and carried out in precise detail. 

(2.)  GOD is a spirit.  Christian believers are entered into a new relationship with Deity wherein the full character of divinity (we say, the GODhead) is being made known and visible.  The One who has put forth all Creation must be engaged through exchange, interaction, and life experiences that are the expression of eternal process and purpose.  Thus, the revelation of divinity that comes by the holy writings shares a divine perspective, and is a record of the active presence of divinity as it has been recognized within thousands of lives over the course of thousands of years.

(3.)  GOD is immutable and unchanging.  Yet, created beings and living creatures all are subject to change. In addition to fixed patterns for movement through phases and stages of emotional, intellectual, physical and psychological growth, humans must respond to learning, social pressures, and the operations of corruption and sin.  Godly change in ones spirit content and spiritual growth occur only by operations of divinity.  Those born-again through baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak), also must “grow up again” facing the same life challenges as all others upon the earth.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  Every believer must respond to the Gospel and to the new covenant and testament by the blood of Jesus as a personal experience of discovery, insight, and transformation.  While there is only one faith, one Lord, one baptism, believers continue upon different levels of maturity and readiness for harvest.  The process of salvation is intimate, natural, organic and present, rather than abstract, mechanical, and remote.  Through the unity of flesh and spirit, there must be a “new creation” (without a “big bang”) that can establish the living as immortal and incorruptible.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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