- Religion and Philosophy
Why Are There So Many Different Denominations?
This video series is to presented as a kind of companion series to my "Regular, Normal Christianity" text series. My intention with publishing these hubs on the kind of topical concerns that frequently come-up in discussions about religion and/or Christianity, as video rather than text hubs, is to offer a more conversational approach to these questions and issues that are commonly introduced when friends, co-workers, family, etc talk about religion and their own beliefs, and dis-beliefs. Whereas the "Regular, Normal Christianity" text series examines the theological basis of Christian belief, considers the great doctrinal foundations of Christian teaching (God, The Trinity, redemption, etc), with this video companion series I hope to consider some of those familiar questions that many bring to a discussion of Christian teaching.
This is the 2nd entry in this video series. The first hub in the series looked at the oft heard question "Does the Bible contradict itself?" - very frequently presented not as an honest question, but as a 'the Bible does contradict itself' accusation. In this hub we'll take a brief look at another common question aimed at Christianity - if you're all Christians and all claim to follow the same Bible, why are there so many different denominations, why are there so many different churches that seem to battle against each other claiming to be the real, the true Christian church?
coming soon ~
Why does Christianity get to assert they are the only ones who have it right?
If God is good and loving why are so many people suffering?
Hasn't the Bible obviously been altered and even intentionally changed through the centuries of copying and translating?
Isn't being good sufficient, why do people need to 'get saved'?
Isn't religion just a crutch for frail people trying to explain a scary universe?
. . . and, suggested topics are welcome.