I apologize for the vague subject, I don’t know how else to word it without going into detail…which I’ll try do here in the post.
Do you feel that you have to believe in 100% of a denomination’s beliefs to be considered really a part of your particular denomination? (I know Catholics don’t consider Catholocism a denomination, but I’m including it here just for the sake of the question)
For example, I’m Lutheran, so obviously there’s a little bit of the Catholic doctrine that I don’t agree with(very small bit), as well as Baptist etc. On the other hand, I can’t say that I agree with 100% of Lutheran doctrine either. In all, I’m more in line with the Lutheran church than any other, or else I wouldn’t be Lutheran. But does that make me not Lutheran? Or I guess a better question for this Catholic site, if I were to convert to Catholicism, and still not believe in EVERY piece of doctrine, would I “really” be Catholic?
I think anybody can say they’re 100% in agreement with their particular denomination, but I think some folks just say that because they’re supposed to, or because their particular denomination teaches so.
Staying faithful to your beliefs isn’t always easy of course, so I understand it can be a challenge all the time. But what about when it takes years(if ever) before someone totally agrees with one particular teaching? Wrong or right, it may not be an instant realization.