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Those final decades of the nineteenth century often witnessed bitter doctrinal debates and denominational competition so vigorous that often no one was thought to be a Christian unless belonging to the "right" denomination. (Barry Callen in Following the Light, pp. 22-23)

Maybe this was once "good news" for people. I now see it becoming divisive in its own way. You have to "come out" or you are not really a Christian; and you have to "come out" to the right nonsectarian group. I believe that the Church of God needed to reevaluate its strategy for this reason, and getting involved with ecumenism is appropriate at this time in history.

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nabba
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
So do you think that the Catholic Church is the only path to God and the Pope was right?
I saw the article this morning and was wondering
3kitties
Jul. 11th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Catholic church
I didn't see the article, but I don't think that. It makes me sad that so many people do.
nabba
Jul. 11th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Re: Catholic church
It was incredibly wrong in my opinion - and I dont consider myself to be religious but as long as its not something that is pushed on me and it can be discussed in an almost academic way and it doesn't rule everything then I'm fine. But to say that (even within the same religion of Christianity) that only ONE is right ... I hate that and so many religions do it. It's awful.
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