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With the Universal Creed
The Ecumenical creeds is an umbrella term used in the Western Church to refer to the Nicene Creed,
the Apostles' Creed and, less commonly, the Athanasian Creed. The ecumenical creeds are also known
as the Universal creeds. These creeds are accepted by almost all mainstream Christian denominations
in the West, including Reformed churches, the Roman Catholic Church, Anglican churches and Lutheran
churches. Many Methodist churches accept the Nicene Creed and Apostles' Creed.
The Eastern Orthodox Church accepts the Nicene Creed, but does not use the Apostles' Creed or the
A creed by definition is a summary or statement of what one believes. It originates from the Latin credo
meaning "I believe". The purpose of a creed is to act as a yardstick of correct belief. A creed is an epitome,
not a full definition, of what is required for orthodoxy. It was hoped that by memorizing this summary of the
faith, lay people without extensive theological training would still be able to recognize deviations from
orthodox doctrines based on the Bible as interpreted in Christian tradition. The term ecumenical can refer
to efforts by Christians of different church traditions to develop closer relationships and better understandings.
The term is also often used to refer to efforts towards the visible and organic unity of different Christian
churches in some form.
|Methodist - Baptist - Evangelical - Pentecostal - Presbyterian - Lutheran
Assembly of God, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Roman Catholic.
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Creeds and Confessions
What do different Christian denominations believe? You can start with the creeds and confessions,
which spell out their basic beliefs in a short summary The Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed both date
back to the fourth century
Anglican/Episcopal: Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.
Assembly of God: Statement of Fundamental Truths.
Baptist: Generally avoid creeds or confessions that might compromise commitment to Scripture as sole
rule of faith.
Lutheran: Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, Augsburg Confession, Formula of Concord.
Methodist: Apostles' Creed and Nicene Creed.
Presbyterian: Apostles' Creed, Nicene Creed, Westminster Confession.
Roman Catholic: Many, yet focus on the Apostles' Creed and Nicene Creed.
02 of 09
Inerrancy and Inspiration of Scripture
Christian denominations differ in how they view the authority of the scripture. Inspired means they believe
God or the Holy Spirit directed the writing of the scripture. Inerrant means scripture is without error or fault
in all that it is teaching, although it does not always mean a literal interpretation.
Anglican/Episcopal: Inspired, according to the. Book of Common Prayers, the Catechism
Baptist: Inspired and inerrant.
Lutheran: The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
consider scripture to be inspired and inerrant.
Methodist: Inspired and inerrant.
Presbyterian: PCUSA: "For some the Bible is inerrant; for others it is not necessarily factual, but it breathes
with the life of God."
Roman Catholic: God is the author of sacred Scripture. "The divinely revealed realities, which are contained
and presented in the text of Sacred Scripture, have been written down under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit ...
We must acknowledge that the books of Scripture firmly, faithfully, and without error teach that truth which God,
for the sake of our salvation, wished to see confided to the Sacred Scriptures." Catechism - 2nd Edition
03 of 09
Basis for Doctrine
Christian denominations differ in what they use for the basis of their doctrines and beliefs. The biggest split
is between Catholicism and the denominations that have roots in the Protestant Reformation.
Anglican/Episcopal: The Scriptures and the Gospels, church fathers.
Assembly of God: The Bible only.
Baptist: The Bible only.
Lutheran: The Bible only.
Methodist: The Bible only.
Presbyterian: The Bible and the Confession of Faith.
Roman Catholic: The Bible, church fathers, popes, bishops.
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The nature of the Trinity created divisions in the early days of Christianity. There remain differences
between Christian denominations.
Anglican/Episcopal: "There is only one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or suffering;
of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible.
And in unity of this Godhead there are three Persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit." Source: Anglican Beliefs
Assembly of God: "The terms 'Trinity' and 'persons' as related to the Godhead, while not found in the
Scriptures, are words in harmony with Scripture,...We therefore may speak with propriety of the Lord our
God who is One Lord, as a trinity or as one Being of three persons..." Source: AOG Statement of Fundamental Truths
Baptist: "The Lord our God is the one and only living and true God; Whose subsistence is in and of Himself...
In this divine and infinite Being there are three subsistences, the Father, the Word or Son, and the Holy Spirit.
All are one in substance, power, and eternity; each having the whole divine essence, yet this essence being
undivided." Source: Baptist Confession of Faith
Lutheran: "We worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing
the Substance. For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost. But
the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal."
Source: The Nicene Creed and the Filioque: A Lutheran Approach
Methodist: "There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body or parts, of infinite power, wisdom,
and goodness; the maker and preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead
there are three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost."
Source: Methodist Doctrinal Standards
Presbyterian: "We believe and teach that God is one in essence or nature ... Notwithstanding we believe
and teach that the same immense, one and indivisible God is in person inseparably and without confusion
distinguished as Father, Son and Holy Spirit so, as the Father has begotten the Son from eternity, the Son
is begotten by an ineffable generation, and the Holy Spirit truly proceeds from them both, and the same
from eternity and is to be worshipped with both. Thus there are not three gods, but three persons,
consubstantial, co-eternal, and coequal; distinct with respect to hypostases, and with respect to order, the
one preceding the other yet without any inequality." Source: Book of Confessions
Roman Catholic: "Thus, in the words of the Athanasian Creed: 'the Father is God, the Son is God, and the
Holy Spirit is God, and yet there are not three Gods but one God.' In this Trinity of Persons the Son is begotten
of the Father by an eternal generation, and the Holy Spirit proceeds by an eternal procession from the Father
and the Son. Yet, notwithstanding this difference as to origin, the Persons are co-eternal and co-equal: all alike
are uncreated and omnipotent. This, the Church teaches, is the revelation regarding God's nature which Jesus
Christ, the Son of God, came upon earth to deliver to the world: and which she proposes to man as the
foundation of her whole dogmatic system." Source: Dogma of the Trinity
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Nature of Christ
These seven Christian denominations do not differ in how they view the nature of Christ. They all view him as
fully human and fully God. This is spelled out in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: "He became truly man
while remaining truly God. Jesus Christ is true God and true man."
Different views of the nature of Christ were debated in the early church. The result was all other views being
labeled as heresies.
06 of 09
The Resurrection of Christ
All seven denominations believe that the Resurrection of Chris was a real event, historically verified. The
Catechism of the Catholic Church says, "The mystery of Christ's resurrection is a real event, with
manifestations that were historically verified, as the New Testament bears witness." They cite Paul's letter
to the Corinthians in which he relates the Resurrection as a fact he learned after his conversion.
07 of 09
Satan and Demons
Christian denominations generally believe that Satan is a fallen angel. Here is what they have said about their
Anglican/Episcopal: The existence of the Devil is referred to in the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, part of
the "Book of Common Prayer," which defines the doctrines and practices of the Church of England. While
the baptismal liturgy in the "Book of Common Worship" contains references to battling the Devil, an alternate
service was approved in 2015 that eliminates this reference.
Assembly of God: Satan and demons are fallen angels, evil spirits (Mat. 10:1). Satan rebelled against God
(Isaiah 14:12–15; Ezek. 28:12–15). Satan and his demons do everything in their power to oppose God and
those who do God's will (1 Pet. 5:8; 2 Cor. 11:14–15). Though enemies of God and Christians, they are
defeated enemies by the blood of Jesus Christ (1 John 4:4). Satan's destiny is the lake of fire for all eternity
Baptist: "Historic Baptists believe in the literal reality and actual personality of Satan (Job 1:6-12; 2:1–7;
Matt. 4:1–11; etc.). In other words, they believe that the one referred to in the Bible as the devil or Satan is a
real person, though they certainly do not perceive him as the caricatured red figure with horns, a long tail, and
a pitchfork." Baptist Pillar - Doctrine
Lutheran: "Satan is the chief evil angel, the 'prince of demons'(Luke 11:15). Here is how our Lord Jesus
Christ describes Satan: 'He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth
in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language,for he is a liar and the father of lies' (John 8:44)."
Methodist: See the Sermon on Satan's Devices by John Wesley, founder of Methodism: Global Ministries.
Presbyterian: Differing beliefs are discussed in Presbyterians Today: Fallen Angels; Evil.
Roman Catholic: Satan or the devil is a fallen angel. Satan, though powerful and evil, is limited by God's
divine providence. Source: Catechism - 2nd Edition
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Christian denominations all believe in angels, which appear frequently in the Bible. Here are some of the
Anglican/Episcopal: Angels are "the highest beings in the scale of creation...their work consists in the
worship of God, and in the service of men." ("The Catholic Religion: A Manual of Instruction for Members of the
Anglican Church" by Vernon Staley, page 146.)
Assembly of God: Angels are spiritual beings sent by God to minister to believers (Hebrews 1:14). They
are obedient to God and glorify God (Psalm 103:20; Revelation 5:8–13).
Baptist: Most Baptists believe God created an order of spiritual beings, called angels, to serve Him and do
his will (Psalm 148:1–5; Colossians 1:16). Angels are ministering spirits to the heirs of salvation. They are
obedient to God and glorify God (Psalm 103:20; Revelation 5:8–13).
Lutheran: "Angels are God’s messengers. Elsewhere in the Bible, angels are described as spirits...The word
'angel' is actually a description of what they do ... They are beings who do not have a physical body." (LCMS)
Methodist: Founder John Wesley wrote three sermons on angels, referring to biblical evidence.
Presbyterian: Beliefs are discussed in Presbyterians Today: Angels
Roman Catholic: "The existence of the spiritual, non-corporeal beings that Sacred Scripture usually calls
"angels" is a truth of faith...They are personal and immortal creatures, surpassing in perfection all visible
creatures." Source: Catechism - 2nd Edition
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Nature of Mary
Roman Catholics differ significantly from Protestant denominations in regards to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Here are the different beliefs about Mary:
Anglican/Episcopal: Anglicans believe Jesus was conceived and born of the Virgin Mary by the power of
the Holy Spirit. Mary was a virgin both when she conceived Jesus and when she gave birth. "They...have
difficulties with Catholic belief in her immaculate conception, the idea...that Mary was free from the stain of
original sin from the moment of her own conception..." (Guardian Unlimited)
Assembly of God and Baptist: Mary was a virgin both when she conceived Jesus and when she gave birth.
(Luke 1:34–38). Though "highly favored" by God (Luke 1:28), Mary was human and conceived in sin.
Lutheran: Jesus was conceived and born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. Mary was a virgin
both when she conceived Jesus and when she gave birth. (Based on the Lutheran confession of The Apostles' Creed.)
Methodist: Mary was a virgin both when she conceived Jesus and when she gave birth. The United
Methodist Church does not subscribe to the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, that Mary herself was
conceived without original sin. (UMC)
Presbyterian: Jesus was conceived and born of the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. Mary is
honored as "God-bearer" and a model for Christians. (PCUSA)
Roman Catholic: From conception, Mary was without original sin, she is the Immaculate Conception. Mary is
the "Mother of God." Mary was a virgin when she conceived Jesus and when she gave birth. She remained a
virgin throughout her life. Catechism - 2nd Edition
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|Withe Light = Holy Spirit, the Grace of God
The Prism is the Church who is engage employing the gift of the HOLY SPIRIT
Rainbow = Denominations
Societé Universelle du Nouveu Synchrétist
Universal Society of the New Syncretist
SUNS of 1978 became the RTTM of 2015, who is our teaching Ministry.
According to Wikipedia.org, Syncretism is the combining of different beliefs, while blending practices of various
schools of thought. Syncretism involves the merging or assimilation of several originally discrete traditions,
especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an
inclusive approach to other faiths, or in our case denominations.
|Academic Research in Christian Theology and Apologetics Teaching Methods
is very long to say so we use
Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry
A Christian denomination is a distinct religious body within Christianity, identified by traits such as a name,
organization, leadership and doctrine. Individual bodies, however, may use alternative terms to describe
themselves, such as church or sometimes fellowship. Divisions between one group and another are defined by
authority and doctrine; issues such as the nature of Jesus, the authority of apostolic succession, eschatology,
and papal primacy may separate one denomination from another. Groups of denominations, often sharing
broadly similar beliefs, practices, and historical ties, are sometimes known as "branches of Christianity".
Christians have various doctrines about the body of the faithful that they believe Jesus Christ established
and about how the divine church corresponds to Christian denominations.
We have recognized baptisms and acknowledge historically orthodox views including the Divinity of Jesus
and doctrines of sin and salvation. Our main source is the BIBLE, and we include all non-denominational
Denominationalism is the belief that all Christian groups are legitimate churches of the same religion
regardless of their distinguishing labels, beliefs, and practices we refer to the sermon of the televangelist
Frederick K.C. Price (Ever Increasing Faith Ministries, then the Crenshaw Christian Center), one
time said,(over 40 years ago):
"Jesus was NOT Catholic, Methodist, He was not Evangelic Baptist, not Episcopalian, Jesus was not Lutheran,
Pentecostal, Anglican, Presbyterian, Jesus was a "JEW", a prophet and healer of the Jewish faith. (According to
Bishop Spong, prophet doesn't mean telling the future like many think, but explaining the Kingdom of God).
We choose to be Methodist Episcopalian for the Christian traditions who are a collection of traditions consisting
of practices or beliefs associated with Christianity. These ecclesiastical traditions have more or less authority
based on the nature of the practices or beliefs.
We have a traditional practices, such as particular patterns of worship or rites, that developed over time.
Similarly, traditions can be stories or history that are or were widely accepted without being part of Christian
doctrine, Our Traditions include the claim of the apostolic succession by our teaching in which we recognize
church authorities as ecclesiastical officials the Archbishop and our House of Bishops with the House of Elders,
in which all congregants have a vote enlighten by the Holy Spirit at our General Assembly call the Symposium
who is under our Canon Law.
Our teaching is mainly a crossbreed between the Roman Catholic Cathechism and the Baptist Bible Teaching
In our Bible school at church is Baptist Bible using the Cathechism to explain some of the understanding of
who is God, the Holy Spirit, the sole etc., and most Important Teaching from Reasons To Believe (RTB) a
progressive creationist group that promotes day-age forms of old Earth creationism. It was founded in 1986
by Hugh Ross, a Canadian-born astrophysicist and creationist Christian apologist
Worship: typically Baptist in a Baptist church, Methodist in a Methodist church and Pentecostal in a Pentecostal
Church. In Canada we are a Chaplaincy Religious Corporation no church designation by the government, in
which our worship could be only a Bible Teaching with communion, time to time we will have a Baptist worship
and for the Christian Celebration like Christmas, Easter and other main celebrations will be under the Methodist
The Seminary Footsteps of Jesus and the Harvestime Bible Academy under RTTM the teaching is non-
denominational like the Chaplaincy Ministry, we follow many sources to offer our students a greater
possibility of knowing God.
Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry of Eric Michel Ministries International; founded in 2015
our Seminary " Footsteps of Jesus" for future ministers in the Christian Faith specializing in fully accredited
graduate programs in Theology. The Seminary is the next step of RTTM started in 1987 where the Bible
was scrutinized by our team on the Quest for Jesus. It is an online studies programs or small classes programs,
it attracts students around the world who want to be serving as minister in our EMMI family of Chaplains. If
you have a desire to learn our traditions we invites you to join us. We offer a course of education leading to
ordination as a Christian minister.
We are a legally established religious organization. Men and women who complete the course and meet all
the requirements, upon their request, will be ordained in the context of worship with hand imposition in front
- EMMI: Eric Michel Ministries International is the organisation or corporation.
- RTTM: Research, Theology and Teaching Ministry, is one of the ministries of EMMI.
- Footsteps of Jesus is the name of the Seminary that train minister for our church and a Bible Academy
for the ones who like to get more informed in the Christian faith. The seminary is manage by RTTM.
Our accreditation is a private, voluntary, and non-governmental.
We prepare students to work for Eric Michel Ministries International, we also qualify student to work for
other churches. Government-recognized accreditation is not necessary for the religious vocations in which
we are equipping our students in ministry positions who do not need a government-accredited degree.
Our degrees are not valid as a Government-recognized accreditation,
The difference is we do not form students like in Government Accredited Institution in:
(You will not learn)
- Canon Law (*)
- Denominational Faith
- Intro to Moral Theology
- Islam and Christian Theology
- Christianity & World Religions
- Foundations of Theology: Biblical/Historical
- Method in Theology
- Seminar in Ecclesiology
- Reading Course
- Social Communication
- Human Relation
- Conflict Studies
- Group Intervention & Leadership
- Private & Public Ethics
- Para-Scholar Programs
We do not request proof of proficiency in English
Our courses meet the requirements established by many private, independent, and professional
associations. Credits earned at FOJSBA can be transferred to another institution at their discretion.
The Bible Academy was founded in 1987 and the Seminary in 2014/15 by Rev Eric Michel and
Rev. Marie Yvonne. We are leasing our facilities at 78 George St Ottawa., Teaching are in a Christ-centered
environment and we are “Implementing Team Impact Christian University Curriculum”
- The FoJ Seminary & Bible Academy are paid tuitions that can lead you to a doctorate.
- Third Millennium Ministries provides online and offline residence and distance education for our
- The Harvestime Bible Academy is from Harvestime International Network and all student no matter who
he/she is Christian or not and like to know the Christian Faith, here all courses are free expected a
21.00$ CAD school membership fee, this due to many inscriptions and no shows after we worked long
hours in the class/student set up.
- Courses from Vision International for Charismatic Christians
- We also offer the Great courses contains brilliant modules.
- We offer various courses including a Certificate in Christian Ministry. We also have individual module
courses available like introduction to the first Christians
Our online Class are mainly via Google Classroom
* If you decide to be working for us you will need to be train in Canon Law and our code of Ethics
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