Does anyone know of a list which compares the differences between Protestant church doctrines? Maybe not necessarily a listing of each individual doctrine, but areas of contradiction?
I’d really like to see a list which states where one Protestant church teaches a doctrine that contradicts a doctrine of another Protestant church. In the book, Unabridged Christianity, it gives such a list but I was wondering if there was a more widely known or web accessible one??
Charts of Christian Theology & Doctrine (Paperback)
by Dr. H. Wayne House
Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine provides students of theology with precise and condensed summaries of the concepts and arguments from the fields of theology and doctrine. It does so by introducing readers to important terms and positions and their meanings. The value of this book lies mainly in its use as a handy reference that allows readers to organize and integrate the material learned from other textbooks and in the classroom.
The number and types of doctrines you would be able to use for your list would vary for each denomination of Protestantism.
However, two very common ones immediately come to mind:
“Scripture Alone” vs. the Protestant tradition of which books definitely belong in the canon. Obviously there is no divinely inspired table of contents recognized by either Protestants or Catholics, so they are getting their definitive list of divinely inspired books (a foundational belief) from somewhere other than scripture.
“Scripture Alone” vs. the fact that this is never taught anywhere in scripture.
Didn’t the name “Baptist” come from the fact that they were so particular in how you performed the ritual (always by immersion), but then they also claimed it didn’t have any real power and was only a symbol. If this was the case, why would they be so particular about going through all the motions?
I am sure that the Lord is getting a big kick out of this whole forum, who is right who is wrong. Bunch of nonsense. Smile and rejoice cause God loves you whether you are Baptist or Catholic. No one way, all paths lead to the same place. Get over yourselves.
as a boundry control. To set themselves apart from those who sprinkle or pour. I saw it as a pride thing.
1 Concerning baptism, baptise thus: Having first rehearsed all these things, “baptise, in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” in running water; 2 but if thou hast no running water, baptise in other water, and if thou canst not in cold, then in warm. 3 But if thou hast neither, **pour water three times on the head **“in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” 4 And before the baptism let the baptiser and him who is to be baptised fast, and any others who are able. And thou shalt bid him who is to be baptised to fast one or two days before.