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The Methodist Episcopal Nonconforming Chaplaincy and the Bapticostal Fellowship
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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 a 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".
These branches differ in many ways, especially through differences in practices and beliefs.
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
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.
We include all non-denominational Christians.
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 on time said,: "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, a prophet doesn't mean telling
the future like many thinks, 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 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 unlighted by the Holy Spirit at our General
Asembly call the Symposium who is under our Canon Law.
We do NOT speak in tongues, we do NOT have spontaneous shouts, we do NOT slay in the spirit, we are not part of the Charismatic Movement and we are not part of the
Bapticostal Movement also...
Our worship style of high-tempo Contemporary Christian music accompanied by clapping and hand raising. We are of the evangelical faith, emphasizing the reliability of the
Bible as a teaching source and the need for the transformation of an individual's life through faith in Christ.
EMMI and the IAoC Apostolic succession is to be understood as a continuity in doctrinal teaching from the time of the apostles to the present via Mary of Magdala, James the
Just, Thomas the Apostle, Simon-Peter, John the Evangelist, until 1987 it continues via Universal Society of New Syncretism (SUNS) that became today the Research,
Theology and Teaching Ministry...
There are many ways of classifying the over 34,000 separate Christian groups in the world that consider themselves to be Christian from the Amish to The Way. Some believe
that the Bible is a wide-ranging human document. It was written by very human and fallible people who were not directly inspired by God. The motivation of the authors was to
promote the beliefs of their religious groups. The first five books of the Bible were written by four unknown authors or groups of authors over a period of centuries and later
redacted (edited) by a fifth person or group. The Bible records the authors' evolution in spiritual and religious beliefs over a period of about 1,000 years. They incorporated
a lot of material from nearby Pagan religions, like the book of Genesis' creation stories and Noah's flood, events that never happened. The Bible contains a great deal of
folklore, religious propaganda, and myth. Stories of the great heroes of the ancient Hebrews (Adam, Abraham, Joseph, etc) are myths and involve characters who never
existed. Some of its content is profoundly immoral by today's religious and secular criteria and must be ignored. The Bible calls for justice and decent treatment of all persons.
These themes are vitally important today. (Source: http://www.religioustolerance.org/)
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