What Christian Denomination Should You Actually Be a Part Of?
Christianity has over 2 billion followers in the world with countless denominations and sects. Ever wonder which one is closest to your beliefs? Should you actually be a Catholic and you never knew it? Or maybe a Quaker? Let's find out!
What is the source of your beliefs?
How is one "saved"?
What are your opinions on war?
What type of worship best suits you?
Which definition of the Trinity best describes your belief?
Pick your favorite Christmas tradition (besides the presents!).
Let's talk about Mary!
What does the Eucharist/Communion mean to you?
What are your thoughts on "organized religion"?
Gay marriage: yay or nay?
You should actually be Catholic! You're spiritual and creative, but you deeply respect tradition and authority. You love the Virgin Mary and you're inspired by ritual and ceremony. Light a candle to the Saints, because Catholicism seems to be for you!
The Catholic Church is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.2 billion members worldwide. It's among the oldest religious institutions in the world and has played a prominent role in the history of Western civilization. The Catholic hierarchy is headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope.
You should actually be Eastern Orthodox! You're very spiritual with a true love for all things traditional. You even have a bit of a mystical side to you! You're attracted to elaborate liturgies and ancient customs that make you feel closer to God. You would rather find meaning in the ancient than worry about creating something new.
Eastern Orthodoxy is the second largest Christian church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents, most of whom live in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Russia. It identifies itself as the present-day continuation of the theology established by Jesus Christ through his Apostles. The Eastern Orthodox Churches are known for their elaborate ceremonies and liturgies that date back many, many centuries.
Society of Friends (Quakers)
Society of Friends (Quakers)
You should be a Quaker! You're a tolerant, loving, and introspective person who appreciates the small things in life. Your spirituality is very personal and you tend to avoid labels and outdated traditions. You trust your inner dialogue with God more than anything else!
The Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, was founded by George Fox in 17th century England. Quakers are made up of many different groups that have actively tried to avoid creeds and hierarchical structures. However, these groups are united by a tendency to avoid ritual and tradition in favor of the individual's intuition and personal relationship with God. Many Quaker groups are very open and tolerant, and many Quakers are pacifists.
You should actually be a Lutheran! You're meant for a serious, traditional and intellectual Christianity that sticks to the scriptures. For you, faith is everything and scripture is the only source for accurate Christian teachings. You're not a radical, though. You tend to have an open mind and you deeply respect Church history and tradition, as long as it sticks to the Scriptures.
The Lutheran Church was founded by Martin Luther in 16th century Germany. Lutheranism teaches salvation "by grace alone through faith alone on the basis of Scripture alone". In other words, the doctrine that scripture is the final authority on all matters of faith!
You should really be an Episcopalian! You're a laid back Christian with a love for tradition and an especially open mind. You value the hierarchy of the Church and respect its authority but you want it to reflect the modern world. You appreciate ritual and respect a traditional atmosphere, as long as there's room for everyone!
The Episcopal or Anglican Church started in the 16th Century with King Henry VIII's reformation of the Catholic Church in England. Once he broke with the Pope in Rome, the Church became independent. While keeping many pre-Reformation traditions, the Anglican Church was deeply affected by the Protestant reformation. Most Anglican/Episcopal churches tend to look and feel traditional, but they're known for being open communities.
You should really be Non-Denominational! You've never understood why people get so caught up with labels, creeds, and institutions. For you, faith is what matters. You have a personal relationship with God and you're not so worried about being a member of any specific group or sect. You enjoy Bible study, casual gatherings, and a church where everyone is welcome regardless of theological labels.
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
You should actually be a Mormon! You're unique and you see the world through the lens of modern day prophecy! For you, it makes total sense that Christianity totally lost it's way, and therefore God gave us a later day Church with later day prophecy. Hitch your wagons and head to Utah, because redemption is on it's way!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith in the 1830. He believed that he was a Prophet with a vision of God that enabled him to find hidden plates inscribed with the" Book of Mormon", a text about ancient Israelites who settled in North America. Many Mormon beliefs are unique and unlike those of other Christian denominations. For example, the LDS Church is run by a Prophet whom Mormons believe receives direct guidance from God.
You should actually be an Evangelical! Praise the Lord! You've accepted Jesus Christ as your savior and you've been born again. Your faith is deeply personal and emotional. You tend to be more conservative on social issues, but this is simply an expression of your belief in the Bible as the word of God. A personal relationship with God is the most important thing to you and you encourage others to seek it out. You don't much care for rituals and prefer more modern forms of worship and bible study! Praise the Lord!