Sunday, June 1, 2008

Denominational Confusion

My friend and I were at a restaurant last week and we asked our waiter what question he would ask God if he had the chance. He said he'd need to think about it. Five minutes later he came back and said, "I think I'd ask God why there are so many denominations and churches. Can't we all just get along?" Interesting question. Did you know in the US alone we have over 2000 different protestant denominations? Diversity in the church can be a great thing because there are different styles of worship to fit the differing tastes and preferences of Christians. Diversity yes, disunity no. A quote often attributed to Augustine sums it up nicely - "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity."

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