If You’re Trying to Strike a Balance – Good Luck with That
“Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence.” — Samuel T. Coleridge
With there being so many different Christian denominations throughout the world, the task of laying out a specific set of beliefs that all Christians should hold… proves to be extremely difficult. Now you would think that you could just put forth a simple set of Christian beliefs that every Christian could agree to, but again, this task is not as simple as one would think. I learned a long time ago that you can’t make everyone happy, and on top of that, you’re guaranteed to offend someone in some type of way. Understand that Christianity throughout time has created a very diverse field of denominations, and each denomination has their very own set, of what you would call “doctrinal positions.”
Now don’t get me wrong, the differences between these different denominations, in most cases, are very minimal.
But unfortunately these small differences are still enough, to keep us Christians arguing and bickering amongst each other.
And it’s for this reason, I hold true to the notion that we’re going to be kept divided as a body of Christ for a very long time.
Personally I think this is sad, since we all should hold the belief that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. That He’s our Lord and Savior, and through His death on the cross, we were Redeemed and brought with a price, therefore freeing us from the bondage of sin. We all should believe that eternal salvation comes solely through Jesus Christ. We all should believe that Christ had risen on the third day after His crucifixion, confirming that we too, will have life after death.
Source: Christian Resources Today