Why is there so many different forms of Christian Religion?

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  1. cruelkindness profile image64
    cruelkindnessposted 12 years ago

    Why is there so many different forms of Christian Religion?

    When they all preach that they believe in only  God, Holy Spirit, Son of Christ.


  2. Seek-n-Find profile image70
    Seek-n-Findposted 12 years ago

    Because that is what religion does--it divides.  It is the doctrine of man trying to explain God and man cannot be unified in belief or doctrine apart from God.  It is the Holy Spirit that unites and it is a Church that Jesus will come back for, not a religion.

    1. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
      Jesus was a hippyposted 12 years agoin reply to this


      The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.

  3. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
    Jesus was a hippyposted 12 years ago

    Because the concept of a god is manmade and since there is no evidence or proof of any god, people are free to make up any type of god that they want, and of course, since there are so many different people, there are many different gods.

    1. LoisRyan13903 profile image60
      LoisRyan13903posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      no evidence or proof that he is not real either

  4. Jewels profile image82
    Jewelsposted 12 years ago

    I've heard it's because of disagreements which create division, which is most likely because of misinterpretations and the inability to apply doctrines to personal lives.  When a religion is advocated to change a person - everyone else accept the head honcho who is doing the preaching - it never works.  Unless the head person applies the principles of virtue, religion will never ever work.  And history has proven this.  As has been said, spirit unites, religion divides.

  5. edhan profile image36
    edhanposted 12 years ago

    It is based on different ways of interpretation of the bible even though we all believe in one God.

    To me, it does not really matter as my belief of one God is strong and all religions are teaching us to be good and caring to one another.

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      Larry Wallposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You come the closest to what I believe. I am a Catholic, I was a Baptist. When I converted, the Catholic church accepted by Baptist baptism.There is a thread that unites all Christian churches-the belief that Jesus died on the cross for our salvation

  6. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 12 years ago

    For the same reason there are so many different fast food restaurant chains. They are all business competitors.

    1. cruelkindness profile image64
      cruelkindnessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you I found my answer!!!

      Voted up

      Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)

  7. whonunuwho profile image52
    whonunuwhoposted 12 years ago

    Your question would be empty without the word christian in it. This is the answer; and that is that all Christianity is meaningful and Christ centered. Christianity is the worship of Jesus Christ and the Father, or creator, as well as the holy spirit. Certain guides, or precepts are in place in Christianity and there are many churches that may differ in worship service arrangements and emphasis, yet all are Christ centered and believe that He is the Son who was crucified, died on the cross, and buried, and arose again in the spirit to be with his disciples and arise to be with the Creator in Heaven.This is called the Holy Trinity, or the Father, Son , and Holy Spirit that is worshiped. Catholic, Mormon, and many divisions of protestant faiths are all in unison when the real meaning and faith of a Christ centered religion is concerned.

  8. MickS profile image59
    MickSposted 12 years ago

    Because there are too many chiefs and they all want their own little bit of power and conttrol, so they think up a slightly diferent intepretation of the what the Christian story means and start a new sect.

  9. Catherine Kane profile image81
    Catherine Kaneposted 12 years ago

    I think it's because there are many different kinds of people, and everyone has different spiritual needs. Some need a faith with more structure, others need to find their own way of connecting with the Creator.

    And just as a man who has a number of children will connect with each child in the way that best suits that child, so does the perfect Father connect with each of us in a way that works for us

  10. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 12 years ago

    ask 25 religious people what a certain verse in the bible means and you will get 25 different interpretations, see what i'm saying.

  11. feenix profile image58
    feenixposted 12 years ago

    Why are there so many forms of each and every religion there is?

    And so far as that goes, why are there so many forms of atheism, paganism, witchcraft, fortune telling, astrology ... ?

  12. bockshiner profile image76
    bockshinerposted 12 years ago

    Because men are fallible and has the freedom to believe whatever they want to believe. By "different forms of Christian religion" I guess you're talking about denominations. Christian denominations are different forms of Christianity. They believe in the same God but disagree over side issues like baptism.

  13. Dave Mathews profile image59
    Dave Mathewsposted 12 years ago

    There is only one true Christian Church, but because of differences of opinion several different sects with their own idiologies erupted from the one.

  14. SidKemp profile image84
    SidKempposted 12 years ago

    Take the basic premise of Christianity that God is like a shepherd with 7 billion sheep alive today. And he won't let one get lost! God wants all of his Children home in Heaven, but we wander everywhere. And, wherever we wander, Christ the Shepherd is with us. So if we need priests, he is in a denomination that has priests. If we need pastors, he is in a denomination that has pastors. If we need a church that forbids dancing, or drinking, or gambling, or allows them all, we can have a denomination like that, and he will be with us all.

    The one God is with every one, in every denomination.

    1. Catherine Kane profile image81
      Catherine Kaneposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sid I love this answer big_smile

    2. CR Rookwood profile image72
      CR Rookwoodposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Beautiful answer, thank you.

  15. songbirdmom profile image61
    songbirdmomposted 12 years ago

    There are different forms of Christianity because as in any following, people have a difference of opinion.  Baptist focus more on baptism, Lutherans identify with the theology of Martin Luther, a German reformer etc.  As imperfect humans we tend to argue over the small issues but in general Christians believe the same general thing.  Jesus died to cleanse the sins of the sinner and give them eternal life in heaven.  No matter baptist, Lutheran, Episcopal, catholic, etc regardless of the small in differences, if you should be baptized by a shell or dunked under water, if there will be rapture before the great tribulation or after.  :::: Remember all Chrisitians ARE imperfect and a work in progress. NONE do what Jesus would do all the time and christians will constantly fall, judge, manipulate, steal, and lie at one point or multiple int their walk.  God judges our hearts no matter who you are.

  16. LoisRyan13903 profile image60
    LoisRyan13903posted 10 years ago

    That's a good question an a lot of people think that Christianity is only a fraction of the population in the world.  There are so many denominations and sub-denominations of the Christian religion.  Even churches of the same denomination differ from one to another.  If somebody is looking for a church they should visit one and get an opinion of it and see if they like the feel of it.  However, if the sermons go against what the Bible says, he should get out of their quick.


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