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The Christians Church (Disciples of Christ) saw its membership fall below 400,000 in 2018. It is in rapid decline. Jeff Walton writes, “At the current rate, the denomination will shrink by another 50 percent within a decade” (Disciples of Christ … Continue reading →
The Salvation Army (TSA) states that it has about 27 thousand officers (minsters), and about 1.5 million soldiers and junior soldiers (members, or salvationists) in 2021 (statistics – The Salvation Army International, salvationarmy.org). It claims about 430,000 members in the … Continue reading →
Authority 1. Bible “The Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation; so that whatsoever is not written therein, nor may be proved thereby is not to be required of any man that it should be believed as an article … Continue reading →
Name There are different ideas which have been set forth for the origin of the name Baptist. (1) A few Baptists claim that the name is God-given. It was given to John because of his mission. Also, it is the … Continue reading →
At the beginning of the 21st century, there were about 2.4 million Congregationalists worldwide (congregationalism, britannica.com). There are about 802 thousand members of the United Church of Christ in the U.S.A. (2020 Statistical Report, ucc.org). The top states for UCC … Continue reading →
Name The name “Reformed Church” has its origin in the reformation. “Originally, all of the Reformation churches used this name (or the name Evangelical) to distinguish themselves from the “unreformed” or unchanged, Roman Catholic Church. After the great controversy among … Continue reading →
The Mennonite World Conference (MWC) reports that there were 2.13 million Anabaptists in their fellowship in 2018 (membership, map and statistics, mwc-cmm.org). Africa is the continent with the most members, approximately 36%. North America is second, approximately 31% (ibid). Anabaptist … Continue reading →
Authority 1. The Bible “The Bible is acknowledged as the ‘ground’ on which any expression of Christian faith must be founded” (A Building With Foundations, anglicancommunion.org). “Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read … Continue reading →
Name The name Lutheran appears to have first been used by Catholic opposition. One Lutheran source says, “It is a mistake if it is believed that Lutherans took this name for themselves. History reports to us instead that they were … Continue reading →
Authority 1. The Bible They claim high regard for the Bible. Orthodox Church in America states, “The Bible is central in the life of the church and gives both form and content to the church’s liturgical and sacramental worship, just … Continue reading →