The Importance Of Christian Doctrines For Christianity

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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,” …show more content…
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 can be included in worship services. Personally, I do not like a lot of instruments in worship. I think blaring instruments make it harder to talk and listen to God. I am not against instrumental worship; I do not think that it is a sin, but it is not as meaningful to me. For example, I do not have any interest in Olivet’s “Party With Jesus.” I know that it is worship, but the title’s emphasis on the band and music seems a little irreverent to …show more content…
In order to consider yourself a Christian, to receive salvation, and to be accepted by the Body of Believers, you must uphold the sovereignty of the Trinity. The concept of God in Three Persons is clearly outlined in the Bible, and it is explained by Jesus Himself. The Trinity is an unchangeable aspect of God. It is part of God’s omniscience, it is the reason Jesus’ sacrifice resulted in our salvation, and it is the basis for the belief that God’s Spirit lives in us. Without the Trinity, there would be no Christianity; it is fundamental to our understanding of God. This is one doctrine that spells out the difference between orthodox churches and heretical churches. This doctrine is an extension of the Bible’s “litmus test” for denominations. Answering this question will reveal whether or not a church is a

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