The denominations of christianity are many and divide the church then for each denomination that denomination is divided by certain beliefs or traditions even views on scripture.
now i dont like to classify myself to any one denomination because i find there is truth in each one.
i admire how the catholics hold very firm to the word of God and see it as sacrid as do i but i have always had issues with the catholics as well. in the main catholic religion anything other than their religion is not a denomination but heresy.
they believe they hold the one true beliefs and religion
and they pray to mary.
this last one really bugs me what can mary do for me that God cannot? plus according to the catholics you cannot be saved unless you have water baptism which i disagree because i am living proof this not true. i was baptized by fire not water and my salvation comes from the blood of the lamb not water.
dont get me wrong the catholics are cool with me because i have found some very loving ones but also some very strict hateful ones too.
i dont even know all the denominations or their beliefs but i do know these differences have the body at each others throats so as to what denomination i belong to i dont even know if i belong to one at all because like i said i find truth in each of them.
so i decided long ago to not belong to a certain group and just be whoever God wants me to be. my beliefs are not set in stone because i am willing to drop them in order to be taught the truth but not by man i go directly to God.
teachers and preachers are great but the issue is how many of them i have seen preaching their different views and beliefs as if they are fact and they condridict each other even mocking each other for their beliefs and teachings. many say to go to the word for the truth but the fact is we now live in an age where the bible is simply not enough anymore.
take one passage of scripture with 100 bible scholars and you will get at least 40 different interpretations.
I do not claim to have the true beliefs because odds are some of my beliefs are wrong but the good thing is if i go directly to the best teacher there is who is God himself he can show me where i am wrong and show me the truth. but to know the truth you have to be like clay, you cannot be so firm in all ur beliefs or the molder cannot mold you. but who is willing to do this? ppl will die for their beliefs and radically hold true to them as truth even if they are wrong.