posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 05:46 AM
reply to post by ibiubu
That's an interesting question. To be honest, no one denomination has it exactly right. BUT - there are true Christians within almost all
denominations. I'm a member of a charismatic evangelical/baptist offshoot, but many within the baptist fellowship don't acknowledge my experience of
God as being legitimate, and some view my original church (a house church, which sought to emulate a New Testament 'all things in common' lifestyle)
with suspicion - & even with open disdain or criticism.
My personal conviction; my gut reaction to the question, is that a true Christian can be found in any church, anywhere in the world. He/she is one
who, as closely as possible within the boundaries of their denomination's belief & practice (so as not to be a stumbling block to anyone else), simply
seeks to know Christ personally in humility, to experience the presence & leading of His Spirit, and to acknowledge the Father's will by bringing
others to meet with Him wherever possible - whether or not he/she is properly supported or acknowledged by his/her fellows, remembering that 'Love is
the greatest'. The subjective nature of relationship indicates that there will always be a question of doubt as to the reality of the situation for
an external observer - but to the person who knows Christ, that matters little (in some regards). That person seeks to follow the guidance received,
living in a way that pleases Him, in full knowledge that He has been established 'on high', with power over all things of eternal significance.
There's a lot more I could say, and I suppose my answer opens up a truckload of other questions, but I hope it helps to explain in part my personal
position on the nature of 'True' Christianity.
edit on 5-3-2013 by FlyInTheOintment because: improving sentence structure.