First, I love God with all my heart, mind and soul; and, follow the teachings of Jesus (poorly, I might add) to the best of my ability.
Why are there so many different denominations? I have been and am on several different "christain" forums and chatrooms; and visited many churches in my 67 years of traveling. My consern is that most denominations seem to agree on one thing; that all the other denominations are going to hell.
Christianity seems to be one of the most hateful and divided of all the religions. Jesus teaches us to love one another; and even love our enemies; however most christians seem to be the most hateful and unforgiving people; especially if the others do not agree with "their" particular doctrine.
Jesus said, in Matthew 16:18; I will build my church and the gates of hades/netherworld/hell shall not prevail against it. How is it that "the church" that is to be so powerful; seems to have self-destructed, and become so divided? If not, which "church" was Jesus refering to?
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