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I was born to reflect the image of a God who is powerful enough to create my universe, attentive enough to hear my prayers and loving enough to be defined by self-sacrifice. I find my greatest fulfillment on a journey toward purpose and wholeness. My God loves without restraint... Many have tried to determine what constitutes the essential human endeavor. For some it is to be known and for others it is to be loved. For many it is to make a lasting mark on the world so that the impact of one's life continues to have significance.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Catholic Church Brought to you by The Augustine Club at Columbia University Up to the Apologetics Toolkit THE CATHOLIC CHURCH is the world's largest, and Christianity's oldest, religious body. Her 860 million members inhabit the width and breadth of the earth, comprising almost one-fifth of the total human population. She is far and away the most popular religious concept the world has ever known. Paradoxically, however, the Catholic Church is also the world's most controversial religious concept. The Home Page For All Baptists Free Sermon Illustrations "The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains, proves that he has no brains of his own." (Charles Spurgeon,Commenting and Commentaries, NY: Sheldon, 1876, p. 62)

Lutheranism 79.1KGoogle + The Lutheran Rose symbol. The Wittenberg Bible, a translation into the common language by Martin Luther. A Lutheran pastor preaching in California. Photo: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Beliefs and practices of the Seventh-Day Adventist denomination The Seventh-day Adventist™ Church Sponsored link. Beliefs: Seventh-day Adventists follow most of the beliefs of conventional conservative Christianity: creation in six days, the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, original sin; the virgin birth; the divinity of Christ; the nature of the Trinity; belief in Satan as a rebellious created being; God's inspiration of the authors of the Bible, the inerrancy of Scriptures as they were originally written down; the resurrection of Jesus, salvation by the atonement of Christ, considering all same-sex sexual behavior as sinful, regardless of the nature of the relationship; rejection of same-sex marriage and civil unions, etc. However, they differ from other conservative Protestants on a number of other beliefs:

Jehovah's Witnesses 100Google + The group now known as the Jehovah's Witnesses was founded in 1879 by Charles Taze Russell, a Pennsylvania businessman. Russell's Adventist background as well as his study of the Bible led him to conclude, among other things, that the second coming of Christ would occur in 1914, that hellfire did not exist, and God was not a Trinity.

Spiritually Single... Presbyterianism 13.8KGoogle + "Presbyterians are distinctive in two major ways: they adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed theology and a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members." -- Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Presbyterian and Reformed churches share a common origin in the 16th-century Swiss Reformation and the teachings of John Calvin, and today make up one of the largest branches of Protestant Christianity. There are about 75 million Reformed/Presbyterian Christians worldwide; about 2.5 million belong to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The name "Presbyterian" comes from the representational form of church government called presbyterian.

GYC Seventh-day Adventists 106KGoogle + What is Seventh-day Adventism? The Seventh-day Adventist Church (abbreviated SDA) is a denomination that grew out of the prophetic Millerite movement in the United States during the middle part of the 19th century. It considers itself a branch of Protestant Christianity, though differences in doctrine and practice have led some mainstream Christians to dispute that designation. Logo © Seventh-day Adventist Church. The name of the Seventh-day Adventist denomination indicates its two main distinctive characteristics: Sabbath observance on the seventh day (i.e., Saturday) and an expectation that the end of the world is drawing near.