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Do we believe that the other denominations are members of the Lord Jesus Christ's body, the Church?
I believe that Satan’s primary purpose is to try to get each of us to separate from each other, basically getting us to stop uniting. With over 41,000 different Christian denominations, I’d say he’s doing a good job. Suppose a person from a different denomination comes to our church to receive communion, and that person believes in all 7 sacraments, in which we also believe. What is the true meaning of a sacrament since not all of them are required? Let’s look at this topic. Although he believes that St. Mary was a virgin before she had Christ, he also believes that she later lost her virginity. I know why we believe that this couldn’t be true based on how we interpret the Bible—door stayed shut—she took a vow to remain a virgin and Joseph never married her etc. Aside from this, from my understanding the Church would not give him communion until he was baptized in our faith, which says, “she remained a virgin.” For this example, I believe (I’m probably wrong) that Satan takes little differences such as these and creates separation. When I say “little,” I mean things not pertaining to salvation. In other words, had the prophecy not been interpreted that she had to remain a virgin, either case doesn’t change the fact that Jesus died for our sins. Why would we need to separate from different churches in this case? Again, I believe in our church. I also believe there is a good reason. We can look at extremes; such as maybe we can allow women to be priests. But extremes work both ways. Should a church split if they allow a priest to trim his beard and others don’t? I’d rather just stay focused on the main question and basically figure out when does our church decide, no your baptism isn’t good enough and when do they decide, you believe what we believe, you can take communion?
Is it wrong to attend another denomination church service when invited by a friend?
What are the basic differences between the Coptic Orthodox Church, Jehovah Witnesses, and the Mormons?
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