We are all Christians. But people often break down the sects of Christianity. That’s fine and often needed for discussion, but those people need to make sure to do it with reguards to Church structure, beliefs, etc. So, I’m going to do it for you guys to make things easier. I have researched and referenced many sources for this and while I may not mention all sects of Christianity, I think it will be easy for everyone to find their place.
While this title is tricky, it is easy to determine those who fit nicely under it. These groups most often broke away from others who broke away instead of directly from the Catholic Church and agree to no real presence in Communion. They often do not subscribe to the creeds (Apostle, Nicene, Athanasian) that Catholic Churches do. They are listed as such…
- Church of Christ
"This can be much easier to define because the splits were directly from the Catholic Church itself. These churches believe in an apostolic church, as well as, real presense in the eucharist/communion. The major differences occur in thoughts on Church authority, as well as, salvation through faith and/or works, which has been recently agreed upon. All of these strands of thought date back to the first century.
- Roman Catholic
This is a real interesting concept. I say that because the following churches often consider themselves christian while other churches do not. They are often marked by not believing Jesus as the Son of God and part of God, but instead as a mortal man. Also, the Godhead is often split into three distinct and seperate parts, no unified trinity exsists. And in some cases, the practice is neither religious or scientific.
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)
- Christian, Scientists
- Watchtower Society (Jehovah’s Witnesses)
I hope all of this helped people. It just makes for easier understanding of the fundamental beliefs of each sect of Christianity and also addresses our similarites, as well as, our differences.