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  • Good for you Eloise, the mainstream denominations are no longer preaching God's word, but the word of the world. They think that this will make them popular and up to date, but God wants people who are walking in His word, which has never been popular. I believe that the these churches are, at the same time, making God angry and sad.
  • Up until recently the only poll on this whole site was the one posted by the owner of the site:Cary. I thought to myself that no one else is posting a poll question. The poll section was neglected so I decided to post a few and it is good to see others participating. This is one reason I posted a few polls. There is another reason too. I have noticed that despite thousands of members only a handful seem active. Most join and a few days later we do not hear from them. Many sites seem to have a similar problem. I wanted to see if I could not figure out what might be part of the reasons for this, hence the poll above on church affiliation. The sampling is very small, nonetheless, I feel it is possible that many from outside protestantism feel less welcomed so they join because of Jesus but do not pipe in much for fear of being knocked down..? It is a theory. Interestingly a good share of Catholics tell me that they were born into the church but feel alienated because they do not personally hold to the exact views, but go there anyways and sit silently. Is something akin to this happening with CLM? To those that do not say much I want you to know that I personally take Romans 14 seriously. We all differ but Jesus Christ is the Redeemer and the main focus. Paul tells us that we all differ and we should make reasonable allowances for these differences..with a spirit of goodwill. I myself disagree with much of general Protestantism. For example, I believe the Septuagint is a better Old Testament then the Masoretic text. This is just one issue. So join the discussions, blogs, groups...
  • For me that's an unknown at the moment. I was raised protestant but lately I have been feeling a strange calling towards the catholic church. I'm not entirely sure I know why but I trust that God will provide me with those answers if I am patient.
  • For me, it came down to a choice between Protestant and Other with Other being pretty undefined. I believe in most of the basic tenants of the Protestant Faith, as laid out by Martin Luther a few years back but disagree with a lot of the practices going on in the faith now.Dr. Derek has defined these problems well here and I agree with him (and have learned from him). I also incorporate a strong belief in the gifts of an active Holy Spirit and am quite Charismatic in my faith. It's common for me to be driving down the road, praising and singing out in tongues to the Lord quite loudly. I lift up my needs and cares to Him at these (and other) times as well and my neighbors and family members may think me a bit batty or loopy but who cares about them, right? It's how I relate to my God, and it works for me!
  • My problem is that most 'organised' faith systems are run like businesses, and as such depend on getting people through the doors, the better the numbers the better the income. If you have large buildings to maintain or pay a mortgage on you need the income. So what you don't want to do is to get a reputation for being out of step with the majority of society (The World), so things like a biblical creation are dumped, as has been same sex marriage of late. So the church accepts the philosophy of the world and in the hope that people will see them as being 'up to date' or in-step with science. I left the Anglican church when they officially accepted Evolution as the origin of man, and I left our last church when they started preaching that the law was abolished, despite Jesus' statement to the contrary (Matthew 5:17-19). The Roman Church also followed suit with an official acceptance of evolution, but then the Roman church has been guilty of ignoring many of God's laws, as can also be said of the various Coptic and Orthodox churches.
  • I was born Protestant and know nothing else. I must say though I am curious about other religions.
  • Linda I bet a very large portion of those who identify as Catholics have an outlook just as you have expressed.
  • Although I was baptized Catholic, I'm leaning more toward being Christian. Some aspects of the Catholic church I disagree with particularly liberal views from the Pope.
  • I don't belong to any organised or labelled faith system, I belong to the Ecclesia of Christ, I have yet to find a church that adheres strictly to God's word and obeys His commands.
  • Even though I identify with Protestantism I do not agree entirely with it.
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