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    Denomination & Faith Movement Discussions - Thread: going to a new church

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      Quote Originally Posted by DHoffmann View Post
      Well im sorry to hear about your church. Let me guess the MJ song tho, "man in the mirror"?

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      I honestly don't remember. Could be

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      Yes, I have looked around. There is one pastor nearby who preaches very well but the church is huge and when I have gone there I felt really lost. I guess I need to lower my standards
      Maybe if they have real good small groups, but I feel lost in those big churches too tbh.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      The song was a prophetic message. You still havent found a good church you're looking for and this one's not it.
      Just kidding.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DHoffmann View Post
      Well im sorry to hear about your church. Let me guess the MJ song tho, "man in the mirror"?

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      Thanks. Now it's stuck in my head lol

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      I'm sorry to say it in reply to a post that only intends to be helpful, but none of those "selector quizzes" is accurate.

      And definitely not when we have a list of preferences/beliefs from JSimms to work from. For one thing, none of these quizzes has the space to ask the questions that would allow them to zero in on the right denomination.

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      my top six from that quiz
      Reformed Baptist (100%)
      Southern Baptist (93%)
      Presbyterian Church in America/Orthodox Presbyterian Church (89%)
      Reformed Churches (89%)
      Free Will Baptist (85%)
      Presbyterian Church USA (81%)

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      I'm not surprised at those results, given the imprecise way that these quizzes work and about which I commented above. Here again are the doctrines and preferences you hold to:


      I don't believe in infant baptism.
      I believe the Lord's Supper is done in remembrance of Christ and his death on the cross
      I believe that while being born again is an event it is also a process. We are called to walk in Christlikeness and that means surrendering our will to HIs daily
      I would like to do communion at least monthly if not weekly
      I like a service with a strong biblical sermon
      Now, let's consider the churches that were supposed to be good choices for you.

      Reformed Baptist (100%)
      Southern Baptist (93%)
      Presbyterian Church in America/Orthodox Presbyterian Church (89%)
      Reformed Churches (89%)
      Free Will Baptist (85%)
      Presbyterian Church USA (81%)

      Three of the six, including the top two, are Baptist, and the others are Presbyterian/Reformed. You probably gave the test the "Calvinist" answer here or there.

      But not a one of these churches practices weekly communion--yet the Churches of Christ and the Disciples of Christ do. And I seriously doubt that the typical conservative Baptist church (those were the ones named) teaches that being born again is not an event but, instead, involves a longtime "process. We are called to walk in Christlikeness," as you said.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      my top six from that quiz
      Reformed Baptist (100%)
      Southern Baptist (93%)
      Presbyterian Church in America/Orthodox Presbyterian Church (89%)
      Reformed Churches (89%)
      Free Will Baptist (85%)
      Presbyterian Church USA (81%)
      That likely will give you a start anyway ....

      Of course, the survey only deals with teachings and there are always other considerations in choosing a given parish (worship style, location, size, people, pastor, ministries, etc.). But since you put all the emphasis on teachings (including those you reject), the survey might be especially helpful. Of course, the Reformed ones (PCA, PC-USA, Reformed Church) all welcome children to baptism (although they reject any effectiveness of such) which might cause you to look at the others. BTW, did you use the degree function? This survey is better than most because you can say HOW MUCH you agree or disagree.

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      I'm reformed too w that quiz. They left the evangelical churches out lol.

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