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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    My question is, when you move from one Christian denomination to another is it really conversion?
    The Orthodox Church does not consider itself a denomination (neither does the Roman Catholic Church).
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    The Orthodox Church does not consider itself a denomination (neither does the Roman Catholic Church).
    Neither does Calvary Chapel.

    Meanwhile, Mormons consider themselves Christians.

    We need an official label-assigning committee.
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    The Stone-Campbellite Church of Christ is very insistent that it isn't a denomination. All churches are independent, even though they generally believe pretty much the same thing.

    Having said that, the word "demonination" generally implies something much smaller than one of the three major branches of Christianity.
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    ISTM that most churches (and cults) that claim to be the "One, True Church" do not consider themselves to be denominations...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlejoe View Post
    ISTM that most churches (and cults) that claim to be the "One, True Church" do not consider themselves to be denominations...
    Most of those groups also have a (lack of) history problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    The Orthodox Church does not consider itself a denomination (neither does the Roman Catholic Church).
    I understand that, but the question remains however you phrase it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Most of those groups also have a (lack of) history problem.
    Agreed! HOwever, supposed history does not necessarily guarantee truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedidiah View Post
    I understand that, but the question remains however you phrase it.
    The question is largely an intra-Protestant thing. Before y'all came along, it was always considered a conversion from heterodoxy to orthodoxy by the receiving group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlejoe View Post
    Agreed! HOwever, supposed history does not necessarily guarantee truth.
    No, but a lack of history pretty much guarantees a lack of truth.
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