[quote="Lisa1967, post:13, topic:322145"]
I think God wants everyone to be Christian and to accept His Son as Lord and Savior. Denominations shouldn't matter.
It's true, they don't matter. There is one Church.
But remember that Christ willed to found a visible Church. The unity of the visible Church has been injured. If you study very carefully and objectively the history of the Church, you will find the major injuries (the Great Schism between Western and Eastern Church, the "Reform" of Luther, the Anglican schism).
You will notice that throughout two millennia until today the majority of the Christian people have remained in the Catholic Church, in whom subsists the visible Church (about 1.2 billion Christians almost equally spread throughout the world, the majority in 67 countries) all the while some 200 million Christians belong to the Orthodox Church (which is almost in full communion with the Catholic Church and we keep working together on reunification), and some 800 million Christians belong to over 41 thousand "denominations" loosely termed "protestant" (though no two denominations share the same doctrine), thus making the average number of members per denomination about 20 thousand (a poor estimate, but still).
It is quite obvious that the protestant reform has led to nothing but division and scattering. It is also quite obvious that the Great Schism was caused by responsibility on both sides, which is why we are both working on reconciliation. But in general it can be shown through Scripture and through reason that Christ intended to found a visible Church, of which He is invisible head, with a visible head and a visible structure, and characterized by four marks: unity, holiness, universality, apostolicity. To this Church God calls everyone.
It so happens that the fullness of it can be found currently in the Catholic Church. But this does not mean that "God wants everyone to be Catholic" vs. Anglican Vs. Orthodox. That would be an erroneous approach to the issue.