What is the denomination of Christianity for me based on my worldview? In brief:

What is the denomination of Christianity for me based on my worldview? In brief:

>former atheist due to growing up in tepid protestant American Christianity
>got over the "God is bad because he doesn't want me to have fun" of my youth and now I see the value of restraint
>got over my "heckin science" deboonker phase because I now see the Bible as not always literal, but often the best way people were able to describe their experiences with the devine
>came to appreciate the tradition and history of Christianity
>I would call myself a traditionalist, not a conservative
>ideally want a church that puts the word of God first, not twisting it as a post-hoc justification of one side of the culture war
>has a strong sense of community
>requires something of its followers other than belief to join- that which is freely given has no value

Any of this track? Is any version of Christianity for me?

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Orthodox, namely due to the strict tradition keeping. Most of my Orthodox friends keep regimented fasting schedules and the congregations are very tightly knit. Russian/Serbian ones are the ones I've particularly had exposure to.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      That is honestly what has appealed to me the most from my research so far. I just worry I won't be accepted as I don't have that cultural background. Also I don't want to come off as a LARPer since it seems to be the preferred branch of cringe "trad" types I see. Not really my cup of tea.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        you shouldn't be worried about other people like that if you are humble

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          I guess what I'm getting at is I want it to feel natural. Eastern orthodox is so far removed from my experience and cultural background it feels like a... spritual costume, if that makes sense. I guess my big problem is wanting to "feel" it. I remember as a child praying and feeling a connection but I lost that years ago. I worry orthodox christianity will never feel truly authentic because of that. Years ago I tried Buddhism but it felt like trying on someone else's clothes if that makes sense. Once the novelty wears off it just feels like a costume. That's why the other option I'm looking at is catholicism because my mom's side of the family is catholic and that may feel more natural and make community easier.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >That's why the other option I'm looking at is catholicism

            That's probably the phoniest Halloween costume of them all. I wouldn't waste my time. But you gotta do what you gotta do. Whatever you do, don't give up, you'll make it.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            >That's probably the phoniest Halloween costume of them all. I wouldn't waste my time
            Care to elaborate?

            But in any case, thanks for the feedback

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            The whole thing is actually designed to lead you away from Jesus. It's full of substitutes. Instead of praying to God, pray to Mary, or the saints. Instead of asking jesus for help, healing, whatever, sprinkle on some magic holy water, say the rosary, or three hail Marys. Instead of repenting to God himself, go and say it to the priest. Instead of Jesus absolving you of your sins, the priest will do it. The list just goes on and on.

            The whole thing is a contrivance to get you to depend on the pope and priests for everything. The magic water, only they can make. The magic communion elements, only they can make. Forgiveness, only they can grant. Etc. It make you dependent on them. So you have to keep going there and dropping coins in the plate. It's a disgusting grift of good people who want deliverance from sin and the weight of the world, and they turned it into nothing but a profit making business that you can't walk away from. I say stay away from it. but you sound like a reasonably smart guy. You're an anon. Obviously you have a bullshit detector. You probably would have figured it out on your own.

            Like I said earlier. Pray, read your Bible. Not much else is required. Though you can do more if you want to. But do the things it says to do that you read in the bible. Praying to saints and sprinkling around magic water isn't in there.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            They used to sell something to the extent of 'get out of hell free' cards during the middle ages. A whole bunch of bullshit

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous
          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            I get where you are coming from, but to play devils advocate (ironic, I know) while that increases the power of the church doesn't it also increase a sense of community and tradition? Is that not a good in and of itself and keeps out charlatans like the modern American protestants?

            Perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree and my desire for community and purpose needs to be separate from the desire for spritual truth and fulfillment. After all, the bigger an institution gets the more corruption there is. But at the same time it's hard to build a community around something so personal and its apt to fall into cuts of personality or echo chambers (the protestant branch I grew up with). I suppose it's a difficult line to walk and eventually you have to make the choice to walk the lonely path of truth and self actualization or give up some control and sense of self for a sense of belonging.

            Thanks anyway, anon. It's at least given me something to think about.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Community is a part of it, absolutely. Jesus wanted us to have relationships with other Christians. A cord of three strands is not easily broken. That's why I said. find more people like you and make frens with them. You should be doing that, but not if it means yoking yourself up to pull a spiritual cart full of horseshit.

            There are people like you out there. Sick of the backslidden degeneracy of the modern, "church." Find them. If you want a purpose, that would be a good one.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks for the input, anon. I guess it's perhaps time to crack open a Bible for the fiest time in about 15 years. With me luck and pray I find a passage that speaks to where I am right now and the guidance I need.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            You pray for it anon. Seek and ye shall find.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            As an earlier anon said only churches with apostolic succession should be considered. Why? The Apostles themselves considered this important.

            In addition to your Bible I would strongly recommend reading the collections of the early Church fathers. It costs about two dollars in kindle

            If you understand what the early Church considered important, i.e the Apostles and their successors then you know what Christianity is and should be like. Compare that to the churches that exist today and you will find your answer.

            Portion: Did it myself and you will come to understand how many of the modern denominations are seriously in Hersey from what the early church fathers believed. Once you understand that, your search becomes far easier.

            Some podcasts and YouTube channels you might consider. All on YouTube, some as podcasts

            Pints with Aquinas - Catholic

            Gospel Simplicity - Evangelical exploring Orthodox and Catholicism so can't be accused of bias.

            Catholic Answers

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            *Protip not portion

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            I can't for the life of me understand the appeal of protestantism. It's feels so empty, weak and hollow to me.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            We got to church on sunday, our pastor preaches the bible and we have fellowship together after. Let me guess, you "need" more than that?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sacraments for one
            Correct theology also helps.
            How can you participate in the new covenant unless you partake in holy communion?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            hey anon, my wife and i converted to orthodoxy recently. dont worry about the "cultural costume" feeling. orthodoxy is your roots as a westerner (and human), and i have never felt out of place or unwelcomed by the community. cradle orthodox can sometimes be a bit snooty but unfortunately sometimes they use their religion as cultural decoration - that being said ive never been pushed away by them.

            https://kurskrootlodge.net/ParishLocator is a great website to find a canonical orthodox church near you. check out a couple vespers service and maybe a liturgy.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            god I hate people who say "if that makes sense" all the time its so condescending. christ, maybe you are a christian after all

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Anon I'm just not good at expressing myself I'm not trying to be condescending, chill out

            just read Ishmael

            The book by Daniel Quinn?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Orthodox
      Lowest IQ branch of christianity, basically crypto islam

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Orthodoxy predates Islam. It has some of the characteristics and practices of the pre-split church that in some ways inspired Mohammad though.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        > Lowest IQ Poster.

        you think everything was created in a space-time vacuum and not other things interacting?

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ideally want a church that puts the word of God first, not twisting

    Do you know the word of god, in particular and in essence, so well that you can tell twisted from untwisted?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Well, my dad was a pastor so I actually know it pretty well. But I guess what I was getting at was I had bad experiences with churches basically taking an American culture wars issue that they had already picked a side on and looking for things in the Bible to support it, no matter how tangential. Maybe it's pedantic, but I would prefer something that teaches a god/scripture focused world view and extrapolates on how to deal with the world from there, not the other way around if that makes sense.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Well, my dad was a pastor so I actually know it pretty well.

        Being the child of a pastor does not guarantee that one knows the scripture rightly.

        >But I guess what I was getting at was I had bad experiences with churches basically taking an American culture wars issue that they had already picked a side on and looking for things in the Bible to support it, no matter how tangential. Maybe it's pedantic, but I would prefer something that teaches a god/scripture focused world view and extrapolates on how to deal with the world from there, not the other way around if that makes sense.

        I think I understand. I think, that as long as there is a focus on harmony and good conduct in all one's ways, one can only see what is to their benefit and well-being.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        just read Ishmael

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    No denomination. Read your Bible, pray, do charity work, find people who are like you and make frens with them.

    Very soon you will not be able to afford to be ensnared in a, "church." You are the church, Jesus is your minister, that's the first thing you need to understand. All else in unprofitable, and very soon to be dangerous.

    September 3rd of next year the devil falls to earth. One of the very first things he'll do, a top priority for him, is to get inside the churches and rot them from the inside out. Christians are dangerous to him, they will make up a large contingent of the soldiers on the battlefield at Armageddon standing against him. The few that exist, the better the chance he'll have of winning. He knows that, and now you do too. That's why he'll be coming after you even harder than anybody else. Don't go join one of his soon to be fan clubs. Don't make the job easy for him.

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    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Institutions became powerful, then because power corrupts they fell from grace.

      "where 2 or 3 are gathered in my name, I am there"

      like what this anon said. find friends, live with compassion and shine that light forth

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      bro the devil is already on earth

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        His spirit is here. The Apostle John said that. It was something that was expected to happen in the time of Jesus. John said it happened.

        Bodily, in person, in the flesh, he'll arrive next year with the fallen angels, in space ships. As hard as that may be to believe, that's what's going to happen. We'll probably see the fleet approaching in the summer of next year.
        Likely even with the naked eye about 2 weeks before their arrival. The TV will tell you they're just comet fragments that are going to pass safely by earth at a great distance. However, on about August 17th, they'll make a turn toward earth. That's when everybody will begin freaking out. They will appear to be coming from the direction of the head of the constellation Hydra. Revelation 12 gives us the formula to calculate the date of his arrival. It works out to 03/09/24. It's all tied to that sign in the heavens that appeared in September of 2017.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Explain how you know the day or the hour of the beginning of the end when it's written that no one will, not even the Son.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Nobody can know the day or the hour, that is true. Of the last day. I'm not talking about the last day. I'm talking about a day probably about 7 years before the last day, when Satan arrives on earth to begin his short reign.

            There's nothing in the Bible that says we can't know that. On the contrary, it appears Revelation 12 was written specifically so that we could know the exact day of their arrival, and that's for a purpose. Satan and the fallen angels are not going to come here claiming they're Satan and the fallen angels. Would you follow them if that's what they told you?
            They will have a cover story. They are ayys, they are time travellers, they are interdimensional. Anything but what they really are. Revelation 12 gives us the definitive proof as to what they really are. The 1950 year old book that predicted the exact day they would arrive, and tells us exactly what they are. So nobody can bullshit you. That's it purpose.

            it may turn out, my interpretation of it is wrong. I don't think that will be the case, but it's still possible. Believe it when you see it. Believe Revelation 12 when you see it. if you don't and you believe their bullshit instead, you're good as lost.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >One of the very first things he'll do, a top priority for him, is to get inside the churches and rot them from the inside out.
      Seeing how many "Christians" are siding with the Synagogue of Satan I'd say this part has already happened.

  4. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just stick to christ without the ianity

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is how I live my life. I help the needy in secret, I am quick to forgive and I try to keep peace and love in my heart at all times. I don't pray a lot, I do read the Bible and consume other purely Christian works (like I just watched the Chosen).
      Meanwhile my neighbors are chaotic, anxious dickheads for 6 days/23 hours per week, then put on a fake smile and their best business casual clothes and go sit in an adorned building and watch a rich guy in a robe tell the stories of Jesus we already know.
      I recommend Seraphim Hamilton, telosbound, and "CS Lewis essays" for YouTube channels. These are mainly Orthodox but full of philosophically Christian content. I would love some other great YouTube channels or other resources for just pure Christ people.

  5. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Here's an easy breakdown.

    >Most denominations that came out of the Protestant Reformation/Revolution are cults.
    >Christianity does not have denominations
    >There is a single church which goes back to the first apostles
    >Any church without an apostle founder is not legit
    >Catholic and Orthodox churches have the characteristics of the pre-split Church
    >Study the theologies of both and the ideas of the original Hebrews

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, and after you're done, choose the orthodox church since it's decentralized, has the right theology and the Vatican is filled with satanic globohomosexual pedos.

  6. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    homie you're posting about christianity on /x/

    >its not real

  7. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

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    07
    Protestants yet again demonstrating they don't understand the scriptures. If only Jesus was necessary say all times went did Jesus himself have Apostles and Disciples? At least 500 of them. Explain that numbnuts.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Jesus had followers because he was God in the flesh, performed miracles, and died to redeem mankind. That doesn't make his followers on the same level and worth praying to.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Again showing a lack of knowledge of scripture. Jesus gave over 500 of his disciples the ability to heal and drive out spirits in his name. A practice the apostles same disciples continued after his ascension into heaven.

        After 2000 years of history you don't get to make up your own version that suits you. That's the arrogance of Satan before his fall.

        Read the early church fathers and get right with God and stop being your own God!

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          So what? Even if followers/disciples can do special works in Christ's name I'm still not praying to anyone bit the Father in Jesus Christ's name. Why would I settle for anything less?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            So you never ask a family member or friend to pray for you? You never prayed for anyone on their behalf? Revelations clearly states the Saints in heaven see what's happening on Earth.

            Also the Acts of the Apostles talk about Peter and Paul's shadows healing people. They were intermediaries for Christ. Your logic doesn't even hold up scripturally. You're lost my friend

  8. 7 months ago
    Ar

    Eastern Orthodox - specifically Apostolic

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    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The issue with Orthodoxy is its tribalism and its inability to even agree amongst itself issues of key dogma. This is why I'm the entire Bible, barring one Book, Judges, you had a singular leader taking control. Oh and guess what happens with Israel in judges? It splits and becomes a kingdom divided.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Its true, the number one problem in orthodoxy is its nationalism. It's good to be on the look out for it and gard ourselves from falling into that mindset.
        The liturgy and the sacraments still facilitates a Spiritual transformation.
        I have done ritual magic, zen Buddhism, psychedelics, tantra, Sex Magic and nothing comes close to the spiritual experience I've had in the divine liturgy. It's not even worthy of being compared to impact it has had on me. It's beyond profound.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's great to hear brother and Orthodoxy and Catholicism agree on 95% of theology and hence if you find that form of worship useful then consider Eastern Catholicism which is orthodox churches who have come back into the fold with Rome. Protip: Over 60% of the orthodox churches that split with Rome in the 1000's are now back in communion with Rome. There are more orthodox churches in communion with Rome then without

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            No, I can't do that. As much as I like catholics, and I really do. I think the institution is corrupt at its core, and the system has a bigger focus on rational thinking then the spiritual transformation.
            I honestly think catholicism is more focused on the world then God's kingdom.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's a big statement from an outsider. With all due respect have you ever read the cathecism? Before dismissing what could be the church Jesus founded, upon this rock etc which links back to Isaiah 22 read the cathecism v and understand the church and it's beliefs. The Pope only has to be followed when papal infallibility is used which only has been used 8 times in history and in those circumstances it was used to combat Hersey. The cathecism is what all Catholics are bound to.

            In addition there are multiple churches under Catholicism (Latin, Eastern, Sylobar etc)

            The only commonality they have is they follow the catechism in terms of belief and the Pope in times of papal infallibility. You would have to dismiss Orthodoxy, Coptic and multiple other branches of Christianity to dismiss Catholicism as there are multiple churches under that roof which is a big big call my friend

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            No, I haven't read the cathecism. I've not read any catholic texts to be honest.
            I've only listened to podcasts.what branch of catholocism are you in?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm in the Latin rite mate but only because I grew up in it. I left it for a long time and moved my way around various other denominations. Everything from atheist to evangelical and all in between. long story short I read the early Church fathers and then started comparing those doctrines with churches today. Basically you're left with Catholic and Orthodox.

            The issue then was understanding where those two churches differed and essentially it came down to three things

            a) Unleavened (Orthodox) vs Unleavened and leavened bread (Catholic) for Eucharist

            b) Can the holy spirit come from father and son(Catholic) or just the father (Orthodox)

            c) Primacy of the Pope

            For a) I could find no biblical requirement only tradition. Therefore I see no issue with using both types of bread on a doctrinal level only in a traditional level. The Catholics allow both as tradition has formed in their various churches in different ways.

            For b) Biblically Jesus says he will send the helper before he ascends into heaven and St. Andrew, one of orthodoxy greatest Saints also disagreed with the Orthodox view. Hence I had biblical and Orthodox traditional disagreement supporting the Catholic position on this.

            For C) Jesus quotes Isaiah 22 when he says Peter upon this church I will build my rock. In Isaiah 22 the prime Minister is given the keys by the king to rule his kingdom in his absence. Strong evidence but not conclusive. So then the statement that Jesus made what you bind on earth I will in heaven came into play. That can't be done by multiple churches who disagree with each other. Finally the Bible having a clear leader in 65/66 Books was another pointer for me. It's God's primary tradition to have one leader of his people on earth.

            Anyways the above and reading that the split that occurred in 1055 was primarily political and had very little to do with religion was the clincher for me.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm curious, how would you describe your spiritual experience of going to mass?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Sorry for the late reply I was caught up in personal stuff. Mass in the Latin Rite is split into two halves. One half is devoted to confession, recital of the Creed and three biblical readings, one old testament, one new v and one Gospel. The first half is to set the scene for the mysteries in the second half which is the reenactment of Christ's last supper and the holy spirit consecrating and turning the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. This for me is the most profound part but the experience is dependant on your faith. If that miracle alone and what it means doesn't move a person then I would question the faith of that person.

            However, the Mass is the pinnacle of a week long devotion for me which involves:

            a) Daily Rosary which is effectively over the course of the week a meditation on the life and death of Christ.

            b) A daily scripture reading.

            c) I have. particular devotion to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. I can discuss the biblical evidence for purgatory separately if you wish. But I do a Daily Novena for those Blessed Souls.

            All of that leads up to the Mass which in my faith is the culmination of God's miracle for us through Christ's life, death and resurrection.

            Think of it like a football game, you play well on match day if you have practiced hard during the week.

  9. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Southern Baptist (not the lunatic types) or Eastern Orthodox (not the cuck type) you can tell upon entering and asking how they feel about how churches need to follow the tax cut rules in their preaching if they are the type of a church for you.

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    want a church that puts the word of God first, not twisting it as a post-hoc justification of one side of the culture war
    These are very rare, atleast not the big ones those are all controlled
    You dont need a middle man either, you can just call yourself a Christian and stick to a mixture of Jesus' teachings and the 10 commandments as a guide for life and you will be 'holy' enough for God if that makes sense

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its the one in the middle of your chart OP. Just a big old gold cross.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Definitely Catholciism or Orthodoxy.

    UNLESS you think the Bible is the complete end of all dogma and nothing whatsoever should be added post it, in this case maybe Lutheranism or Baptism.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Bible and Sola Scriptura don't even make sense. The Bible didn't exist for several hundred years after Christ's Ascension. What did exist was the writings of the Early Church fathers and tradition passed on. Also no where in the Bible does it say scripture alone. Sola Scriptura is defeated by its own statement.

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Orthodox Christianity is the church that Christ founded. I know the internet is filled with young orthobros discussing theology and such, but its better to learn the tradition in an actual perish.
    The best people to learn from are old and jolly orthodox Christians who are filled with the holy spirit. They have lived the tradition and experienced the spiritual transformation that it offers. metropolitan jonah paffhausen is great imo. Most importantly, go to the liturgy a few times and see how it feels.

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Copetic

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    You sound like a Catholic to me.

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go read the book you god damned morons. Satan is the lord of the earth. Churchianity is satanic.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      The Bible says the same thing. Satan is the king of the earth. He once took Jesus to the top of a high mountain and told him he'd give him everything he could see if Jesus bowed down to him. Jesus essentially told him to go to hell. How can Satan offer to give Jesus anything that is already his? The world belongs to Satan. Jesus is coming her to take it from him.

      The world is a shithole under Satan's rule. Surely you can see that. All you have to do is look around you. Jesus is coming here to put and end to it, and to him.

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Based on what I know, I could not in good conscience steer you to anything other than the Apostolic churches.

    Consider this document, which was lost for many centuries and was not available to the Reformers:
    https://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/didache-roberts.html

    If Luther, Calvin, Zwingli and the rest had known about this, they might have had a whole other outlook on things. I learned a lot from Luther's own writings and there are good things in there, but the evidence has pointed me back to Catholicism, Orthodoxy, or one of the smaller Eastern Churches (most of them affiliated with one of the above) no matter how many times I sift through it.

    I believe in them enough to entrust my own soul to their teachings and think they best represent what I understand to be the truth through a combination of scriptural, historical, and traditional documentation. Protestant denominations are pozzed beyond belief for the most part these days and fracture/mutate so rapidly it is hard to keep track of them.

    Catholicism has a fair number of leeches attached to it and Orthodoxy's branches have their share of problems as well, but that is the earthly church for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to good people and a good church and hopefully you will find a place where you can make some real progress.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Church attendance is declining and I believe it'll go back to how things used to be: people meeting at each other's houses and worshiping Christ. Not much of a Christian... hell, I'm more of a polytheistic buddhist.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        It won't in the orthodox church. The liturgy is lit.

  18. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I dont know about what sect is good for the community aspect but I suggest studying sacred geometry with a christian lens. It might help with a foundation in belief.

  19. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Catholic.

  20. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hegel's hermetic belief

  21. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Practice Cainite Gnosticism. You probably have never heard of it.

  22. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >hurrr christianity is the only answer even though it's the 120th answer in a 250,000 year game of verbal telephone

  23. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    i was born a baptist but left after getting upset
    with attacking other sects i hate prodestants
    they love purity spirits but don't pray.

    so i went back to my grandads catholtism
    I won't go to any church here they are all prodstants.
    I disagree with monotheism.
    attack other angels is wrong i refuse to do it.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Bro, all cults attack other cults
      I'm a hard-core orthodox and even in remote spaces in monasteries they sometimes attack the protestants, catholics, etc. It's part of Christianity and it quickly gets old, I'm half a foot out of the church as it is.

  24. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why choose? Take the good things from all religions and incorporate them into your life. Take the good, leave the bad. One dogma shouldn't be followed because you may close your mind to knowledge that is there to be learned. Imo. Plus, Christianity is a relationship with Jesus and nothing more.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is terrible advice. How do you know what is the good thing?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        I trust myself, that's how. If you don't like the idea, don't do it.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >How do you know what is the good thing?

        Because you hear things like "righteous", "wise", "virtuous" and, when investigating and analyzing the qualities and the results unto others and self, you find them to be pure of defilements, as it were.

  25. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Christian because muh history n tradition instead of personal faith and revelation
    Lmao homosexual. If it was just about “self-restraint” you could have read the Stoics and gotten the same thing.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      What are you saying, if anything at all?

  26. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not paranormal

  27. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends, if you are male it is Christian Gnosticism, if you're female it is Gnostic Christianity.

  28. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Have come to a similar conclusion spiritually, and also wish for community. Otherwise I’d have been happy to be spiritual alone. There’s something great about getting together with others for small community events, potlucks, family friendly events and help that made my small part of the world worth living for. Haven’t seen this successfully without religion, at least not with how fragmented ppl are from extended family in the West.

  29. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    No.36342987
    yes. thankful brother in christ there is more then one who is upset with current status quo.
    i know its part of day to day but refusing this silly tradation because it seems evil to attack other angels.

    thank you anon <3
    praise god.

  30. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    pick up the bible or find a minister that suits you best and connect with God directly. it never was about setting a food into a building or joining a denomination, its between you and the Lord alone.

  31. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >puts the word of God first,

    If you think the Bible is the WORD you have a fundamental misunderstanding of what a testament is.

  32. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >What is the denomination of Christianity for me based on my worldview? In brief.
    Satanism

  33. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Strong sense of community? Seventh day Adventists, Jehovahs, Mormons.

    For traditional? Catholicism, Orthodox,

    More modern? Methodists, baptists

    Feel like getting your ultra orthodox on? Mennonite, Amish.

  34. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    take the orthodox pill anon

  35. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Christian Gnosticism

  36. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Messianic Judaism if not Mosaic Judaism. I believe the answer is Torah. Torah is the word of the Lord. Jesus himself as Messiah has broad implications that don't bother me but I don't call any man "God" however there is also a passage in Leviticus where God himself shows up with two angels and speaks to Abraham. It's very complex.

    Anyway, I think you should begin studying the 5 books of Moses and I'm sincere in this belief. Jesus would no doubt have a similar opinion as he decried the behavior of those in power perverting the word of Torah which is the true law book of Judaism. You'll find what you're looking for in those pages.

    Ignore rhetoric about israelites. It isn't about the people. It's about the Torah and honoring, glorifying the Lord. Even Christians should return to the Torah over anything else.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why the FRICK did I write Leviticus I'm sorry I meant Genesis. Leviticus is where you get into laws.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      There is one issue with your advice my friend. The Torah was changed in 250 AD to remove books that supported the Trinity so the Torah of today is not the Torah in use at Christ's time!

      This was done by a Rabbi, one of the most revered in Judaism who also happened to be very anti Christian.

      Interestingly it was this Torah that Luther also adapted for his old testament when he changed the Bible so actually only the Catholic and Orthodox churches have a Torah in their old testaments that was in use at the time of Christ!

      If you want the Torah from Christ's time you have to read the old testament from a Catholic or Orthodox Bible

  37. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >ideally want a church that puts the word of God first, not twisting it as a post-hoc justification of one side of the culture war
    churches only ever twist the word of god. study scripture instead.

  38. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The most based form of Christianity is simply studying and practicing the teachings of Jesus Christ. Everything else (old israelitestament) is fluff

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Everything else (old israelitestament) is fluff
      You call what Jesus himself revered fluff? The Torah is the word of the Lord himself.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The Torah is the word of the Lord himself.

        And so is the new testement and the Quran. No? Yes? Neither?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          The Quran is not definitive. There are 30 versions. This means the text is polluted by human hands and the pure original text is lost.

          The New Testament is knowingly penned by human hands, it is a human testimony of what they perceive as the living son of God.

          The Old Testament is also partially human after the book of Moses. But the books of Moses are concretely dictated by the Lord to Moses and preserved across the Torahs. There are to be no differences. Torahs are directly copied from other Torahs.

  39. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    From reading your angry posts you come off as the least Christian in this thread. Perhaps this solo run off yours is not working out so well for you?

    Also Paul and others warn strongly in the Bible about evil spirits misleading souls. If you have no anchor or spiritual guide you are very prone to being misled.

    Also all of the Apostles encouraged group worship and teaching. Your stance is not biblically supported. Even Jesus in the Garden and in the transfiguration brought Apostles with him. It was only for his temptation by Satan was he on his own. Do you not see the message in that? On your own tempted by Satan but in times of joy and trouble he had his most trusted Apostles with him. Argue with Jesus how he is wrong there and you are right

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