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Here are links to various religious denominations and sites which examine the distinctive practices in light of scripture. Let me know what you find helpful and what we need to know!

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  • Mailto Two Monastery brothers opened a fish and chips stand. One day a friend came up and asked one if he was the fish fryer. He said: “No, I'm the chip monk.” More on Monks


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      'The Forest Chapel - Chapels of Nature II' by Thomas Kinkade.

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    Pilgrims Going to Church by George H. Boughton
    Get this print framed for your wall!

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    'Waiting for the Believers' by Allan Zee

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    • The Cathedral of St. John the Devine in New York City is one of the largest "New Age" Churches in America.

    • U.S. President Abraham Lincoln read and loved the Bible but would never formally associate with any organized church.

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    • 7th Day Adventists
    • offers Answers to Bible questions and their Amazing Facts Bible Study on-line.
    • African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church founded by Richard Allen in 1786. Quinn Chapel
    • Assemblies of God (Pentecostal)
    • Atheists: Cygnus, the Secular Web
    • Baha'i
    • Banana Club.
    • Baptists:

      From the The Presby Philes Humour Pages

        I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the edge, about to jump off.

        I immediately ran over and said
        "Stop! Don't do it!"
        "Why shouldn't I?" he said.

        I said, "Well, there's so much to live for!"
        "Like what?"

        "Well ... are you religious or atheist?"

        "Me too! Are you Christian or Jewish?"

        "Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?"

        "Me too! Are you Episcopalian or Baptist?"

        "Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?"
        "Baptist Church of God."

        "Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of God, or are you Reformed Baptist Church of God?"
        "Reformed Baptist Church of God."

        "Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?"
        "Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!"

        To which I said, "Die, heretic scum!" and pushed him off.

    "This is as bad as it can get,
    but don't bet on it."

    from George Lawson's Maranatha Webwatch
    Question: How many Baptists does it take to change a light bulb?
    Answer. Change?

    Question: How many Southern Baptists does it take to change a light bulb?
    Answer: One Hundred and Nine — 7 on the Light Bulb Task Force Sub-committee, who report to the 12 on the Light Bulb Task Force, appointed by the 15 on the Trustee Board. Their recommendation is reviewed by the Finance Executive Committee of 5, who place it on the agenda of the 18 member Finance Committee. If they approve, they bring a motion to the 27 member church Board, who appoint another 12 member review committee. If they recommend that the Church Board proceed, a resolution is brought to the Congregational Business Meeting. They appoint another 8 member review committee. If their report to the next Congregational Business Meeting supports the changing of a light bulb, and the Congregation votes in favor, the responsibility to carry out the light bulb change is passed on to the Trustee Board, who in turn appoint a 7 member committee to find the best price in new light bulbs. Their recommendation of which hardware has the best buy must then be reviewed by the 23 member Ethics Committee to make certain that this hardware store has no connection to Disneyland. They report back to the Trustee Board who, then commissions the Trustee in charge of the Janitor to ask him to make the change. By then the janitor discovers that one more light bulb has burned out.

    • Boston Church of Christ, United Pentecostal Church
      The Budha's main enlightenment is that desire is the root of all suffering, and thus desire must be crushed (this state s known as nirvana). Budhism also holds basically that all of physical reality is maya (illusion) that must be transcended.
      Fundamentalist" denominations include Assemblies of God, Calvary and Four Square.

      Question: How many fundamentalists does it take to change a light bulb?
      Answer: Only one, because any more might result in too much cooperation.

    • The teaching of the Vatican disagrees with the “once and for all time” sacrifice (especially in relation to the Mass), the “supreme authority” of the Bible, Christ's role as the “only mediator” (which contradicts the role of priests and the virgin Mary in the Catholic church).

      Scripture Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from what we believe; they will follow lying spirits and teachings that come from demons. These teachers are hypocrites and liars. They pretend to be religious, but their consciences are dead. They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. —1 Timothy 4:1-3 (New Living Translation)

      Scripture But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. —Matthew 23:8-9 (New Living Translation)

    Question: How many Calvinists does it take to change a light bulb?
    Answer: None. God has predestined when the light will be on. Besides, Calvinists don't change light bulbs. They simply read the instructions and pray the light bulb will be one that has been chosen to be changed.

    Question: How many Charismatics does it take to change a light bulb?
    Answer: One to change the bulb and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.

    • quotes The Holy Quran:
      "Do not let your hatred of a people incite you to aggression." (5:2). "And do not let ill-will towards any folk incite you so that you swerve from dealing justly. Be just; that is nearest to heedfulness" (5:8).
    • CAIR asks Muslims around the world to sign their "Not in the Name of Islam" petition to correct misperceptions of Islam and the Islamic stance on religiously-motivated terror.
    • Rutgers University's Islamic Studies website

    • Jehovah's Witnesses Mining Company Guide
    • Church of Scientology attracts people with personality tests. It has celebrity members Tom Cruise (but not Nicole Kidman any more).
    Question: How many United Methodists does it take to change a light bulb?
    Answer: This statement was issued:
    “We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that a light bulb works for you, that is fine. You are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your personal relationship with your light bulb (or light source, or non- dark resource), and present it next month at our annual light bulb Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, three-way, long-life, and tinted--all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.”
    • Science of Mind (non Christian)
    • “Moonies”
  • “God rather than Christ centered”
    Question: How many liberals does it take to change a light bulb?
    Answer: At least ten, as they need to hold a debate on whether or not the light bulb exists. Even if they can agree upon the existence of the light bulb, they still might not change it, to keep from alienating those who might use other forms of light.
  • “If you think that there is good in everyone, you haven't met everyone.”

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      The People Are The Ministers;
      The Pastors Are The Ad-Ministers.

      Top 10 signs that you are in the wrong church:

      10. The church bus has gun racks.
      9. The church staff consists of senior pastor, associate pastor and sociopastor.
      8. The Bible they use is the Dr. Seuss version.
      7. There is an ATM in the lobby.
      6. The choir wears leather robes.
      5. The worship services are B.Y.O.S. (bring your own snake).
      4. There's no cover charge but communion is a two-drink minimum.
      3. The pastor regularly attends meetings in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
      2. The ushers ask, "Smoking or non-smoking?"
      1. The Women's Quartet are all married to the pastor.

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