273 Why So Many Denominations?
There are thousands upon thousands of branches of Christianity, some large and many small. Many distinguish themselves with unique theology or practice while others are separated by language, geography, or history. With the Bible’s emphasis on the unity of God’s people, can we all just get along? This study will trace the roots of the denominational landscape from the time of the New Testament to our current many-faceted family tree. The class will cover the divisions in the Roman, Orthodox, Oriental, and Protestant streams, along with a small discussion of the roots of common cults that have separated from the Christian faith. We will see many ways the Holy Spirit has moved in, around, and through these groups and churches.