• cause thats what they believe
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Yet, they all don't agree with each other. 1 Timothy 4:1-2 "But the [Holy Spirit] explicitly and unmistakably declares that in later times some will turn away from the faith, paying attention instead to deceitful and seductive spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 [misled] by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared as with a branding iron [leaving them incapable of ethical functioning],"
  • Right..... there is only one Truth...... One God and many many interpretations and understandings through confused minds. .....Religions talk about what they believe to be true but never ever give one a direct experience of God. .....No amount of quoting scripture will ever give one a direct experience of that Absolute Truth within us.... .....God exists within you as you, and that Absolute Christ Consciousness can be experienced and known. .....At that point confusion ends and enlightenment ensues...... go here and understand how to experience that Absolute Truth within you......
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Thanks for sharing, thumbs up! "All interpretations" can always be corrected. Quote: "Religions talk about what they believe to be true but never ever give one a direct experience of God." That's because they are spiritually discerned with no proper guidance.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Quote: "No amount of quoting scripture will ever give one a direct experience of that Absolute Truth within us...." Anyone can quote Scripture, but not everybody can quote it in context.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Sayyys you?
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Silly willy.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Sayyys you, Free Willy? *Facepalm*
  • Different denominations have come about because of divisions in what various groups interpret different verses. One of the worst in doing so are the Baptists. It is just good they believe in the same Lord God and Jesus Christ.
  • Because people who wish to justify their own values or interests try to translate "Truth". I am a Missouri Synod Lutheran, but I respect all Bible-believing denominations that follow God instead of the world.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Good answer. 2 Timothy 4:3 made it clear that the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine. Instead, they will suit their own twisted desires to justify their own interests.
    • Thinker
      Isn't is sad, Jenny_Rizzo this is happening in the world even as we speak!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Thinker, Christians are more divided now than ever. I get along better with non-denominational Christians, because most of them left their church for a reason. And believe me, that reason was most likely beyond Scripture.
  • Different interpretations
  • In the year 108AD, a bishop named Ignatius of Antioch wrote a letter to a church while he was being taken as a prisoner to Rome to be killed in the arena. He named the Catholic Church in that letter. They were the only Christians up until the great schism of the 11th century when the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church split apart. Those two were then the only forms of actual Christianity for over 500 more years when the the protestant reformation occurred. Since then, Christianity has devolved into a free for all "interpretations" of the bible, with each one claiming to be led by the Holy Spirit. The old saying is the that the protestants multiply by division.
  • There are many Christians who do not understand that God changes His plan with people. In the Old Testament, God's plan was to use the people of Israel to bring the rest of the world to Him. Throughout the Old Testament and the gospels the Jews failed again and again. In the New Testament God raised the Apostle Paul to end the Mosaic Law and teach salvation is not through works, but only believing in Jesus Christ dying on the cross for our sins and rising the third day. Many denominations still cling to many Old Testament, Jewish stuff. Different denominations cling to different Jewish stuff. Then there are different beliefs about the end times, but that is for another time.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Nice answer.
  • Think of it as different roads leading into the same city. It matters little which one you take since you're still headed to the same destination.
  • The ones who say "there is only one truth" are typically the ones who charge all other denominations with being "heretics" or "apostates" or "doomed to Hell" or what-have-you. Obviously there is more than one truth. And when I say "obviously", I really do mean "OBVIOUSLY". There are many reasons for the multiplicity of Christian denominations. The major (sort of general categories of) reasons are: *** irreconcilable differences in doctrine (even if there were only "one truth", the two groups cannot agree on what that "truth" is) *** disagreements regarding leadership (one group wants one person as leader, another group wants another person as leader) *** national boundaries (some "denominations" of Christianity are traditionally national, and these denominations tend to form a separate and distinct denomination - with its own, distinct, independent leadership - in each nation in which they are present)
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      I don't agree with you, but thanks for sharing. You still get a thumbs up. Before we start this debate, you say obviously there is more than one truth. The Bible teaches Jesus is the truth, although not every denomination puts Jesus first. Take for example the Jehovah's Witness. They confess the name Jehovah before men. The scriptures make it clear: "Whosoever therefore shall confess Me before men, him will I confess also before My Father which is in Heaven." How can there be more than one truth?
  • Interpretation, corruption, different mystical experience. I don't really get involved in denominations, I read the Bible as it is, I pray, I have had my own experiences, I will speak about it to those who are not merely there to "take the Mick,"
  • Christianity is a very comlicated religion. Look up "Son of Man' The OT mentions it many times but it can have up to five meanings. The Council of Nicea was drawn to figure out who Jesus actually was. The problem is the Bible is an anthology book written by many authors who contradict each other. Also some people lie. An Evangelical group called The WAY MINISTRY even says that Jesus was a murderer, lol
  • We each owe it to ourselves as individuals to take a self-inventory regarding the genuineness of our concern for the conditions of our times and our positive contributions as Christians. Crucial aspects for continual improvement may include 1. How do I envision my “Sense of Duty”? 2. How do I envision my “Self Discipline”? 3. How am I showing my concern for the rights and happiness of others? 4. In what ways does my search to enjoy life include helping others enjoy their lives? 5. Am I doing my utmost to find genuine answers of truth to important questions in life and to help others find answers? Proverbs 4:26 “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.”
  • It's like different roads that converge into one town. All have different routes to get to the same place. Each religion maintains that its route is the best.
  • In the Book of Revelation Christ dictates seven letters to seven churches. Perhaps you should begin your study there.
  • The believer’s greatest enemy is fear. II Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” I John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” Fear is the basis of many human difficulties such as anxiety, apprehension, insomnia, regret, suspicion, envy, discouragement, doubt, worry, confusion, and more. God's desire for the believer is that he feels safe with God's protection about him. Psalm 34:4 “I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Proverbs 29:25 "The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe." The Book of Job is a story of courageously answering one's friends after personal success in overcoming fear. With God's help, Job inspired his friends to recognize the truth and not sever their friendship. Job 3:25 “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Job 16:4,5 “I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you. But I would strengthen you with my mouth, and the moving of my lips should asswage your grief.” Job 42:10 “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends…” Suspicion, guesswork, and thinking evil were perhaps the greatest obstacles overcome by God’s servant Job, and they continue to be some of the greatest obstacles we face in our day.
  • The "one truth" you speak of can be metaphorically explained as a large city with many roads leading into it - the "many roads" being the different religions. Each has their own way of getting there and appear to be quite different from each other. But the final destination is the same for all of them - it doesn't matter so much how you get there.
  • I answered this question three times (four counting this one). Sorry guys - when an old question comes up after a long time, it seems like a new one.
  • I've already answered this, but too late I've answered it again, must be old question. Paul made it pretty clear in Collosians 2 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, which are based on human tradition and the spiritual forces of the world rather than on Christ. 9For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity dwells in bodily form. 10And you have been made complete in Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. 11In Him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of your sinful nature, with the circumcision performed by Christb and not by human hands. 12And having been buried with Him in baptism, you were raised with Him through your faith in the power of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13When you were dead in your trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our trespasses, 14having canceled the debt ascribed to us in the decrees that stood against us. He took it away, nailing it to the cross! 15And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. 16Therefore let no one judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a feast, a New Moon, or a Sabbath. 17These are a shadow of the things to come, but the body that casts it belongs to Christ.c 18Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you with speculation about what he has seen. Such a person is puffed up without basis by his unspiritual mind. 19He has lost connection to the head, from whom the whole body, supported and knit together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God causes it to grow. 20If you have died with Christ to the spiritual forces of the world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its regulations: 21“Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!”? 22These will all perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings. 23Such restrictions indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-prescribed worship, their false humility, and their harsh treatment of the body; but they are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
  • majority of them are full of shit. Going to church makes you no more christian than standing in a garage makes you a car. I've never come across a bigger set of hypocrite liars than I found at my local church. Plenty of paedophiles there also.

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