Christian Doctrines Are Not Crucial For Faith And Belief Essay

815 Words Feb 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Christian doctrines are revealed in the Bible, and are fundamental for faith and belief. Some doctrines are considered essential for Christianity because they pertain directly to the character of God, the path to salvation, and the Trinity. These doctrines are agreed upon by all Christian denominations, and are used to determine whether or not a church is a cult. However, some doctrines are not crucial for salvation or for describing God. These doctrines create controversy within the community of believers, and if the conflict is passionate enough, it can create new denominations of faith. New denominations grow in response to changes in culture. In today’s age, there are many denominations that hold an “old,” conservative side and a “new,” liberal side. This spectrum is beginning to widen, especially for the denomination I grew up in. I was raised in the Church of Christ, the CFC. The CFC is conservative denomination, and the doctrines it upholds reflects this. One doctrine is that of worship. The CFC promotes non-instrumental worship, as do many conservative denominations. Liberal denominations tend to offer worship services with lots of instruments and more complex sound systems. This disagreement over whether or not worship should include instruments has created a major difference between conservative and liberal denominations. This doctrine is not an essential doctrine, but it is important to believers. Most Christians are passionate about whether or not instruments…

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