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Why jimihendrix? Not an exceptional role model. Maybe it is your real name?

Anyway…You want to know about denominations. Denominations give you a common denominator to look to as a guide in chosing a local congregation to be in fellowship with. Most denominations have a historical doctrinal stand. Some of the denominations fit within stereotypical boundaries such as Calvinistic, Arminian, Baptist, Pentecostal, Wesleyan, etc. Within that structure there are varieties of subgroups with each. There are various branches of the charasmatic churches. There are various Baptist subgroups as well as Calvinistic or Reform. Each seem to take a slightly different slant on the interpretation of scriptural doctrines.

Are you a new christian? How did you become involved with this message board? There are so-called non-denominational groups but they usually have a doctrinal slant of some kind. I think you can begin with the Apostles’ Creed or Nicene Creed and begin to formulate a doctrinal structure for your belief system. I think the Bereans of the Book of the Acts of the Apostles were my kind of christian. They studied the scripture to see if what was being taught was correct or not. Let the Bible be you main book and learn the teachings of scripture so you can determine what are the true teachings of Jesus and the early church. Many groups claim to be in sucession to the Apostles of Jesus in some way. From a close examination of their doctrine you will find most are not. Give me a little input so I can see where you have come from in your spiritual journey.

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