Essay on The Foundation of Orthodoxy and the Canon

612 WordsJan 21, 20113 Pages
The Foundation of Orthodoxy and the Canon For years, the dispute about what is fact and what is opinion has been present in the church. This debate is seen, in modern day, through the different denominations that are under the Christianity banner. Under the banner of Christianity there are Catholic, Baptist, Presbyterian, Apostolic, Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Church of God in Christ (C.O.G.I.C), and Lutheran. Now, even though each of these denominations call themselves Christians, their beliefs about the Christian “kingdom” are different. Some of the differences include Catholics, who believe that you must confess your sins to the priest, even though the Bible, the same bible that all Christians read out of, in the book…show more content…
Now, at that time, I was only 12 years old, God had not endowed me with those gifts, but when I answered him no, he began to act differently towards me. It was from that interaction that I began to take notice of the different teachings in different denominations. Now, I tried to deepen my research using the Online Library, but my results continued to come back not found, but I was able to go on line and research some things regarding the denominational differences. I was able to find an online article that discussed the wrongs of denominationalism. In the article the writer stated that the definition for denominationalism is “the tendency to separate into religious denominations” (Copeland 2001). By this article, denominations are clearly non-scriptural, because God is about unity, for as Paul states in the book of Ephesians 4:4-6, “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. Bibliography Copeland, Mark A. www.ChristianLibrary.org. 2001.
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