The Narrow Dogmatic Path

Forty thousand plus

Christian denominations

Drowning in dogma

“The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.”

William Osler

Dogma is something held as an established opinion. In the case for Christianity, dogma is a church’s official interpretation of divine revelation. The church establishes their beliefs from their interpretations. Each denomination has their own unique dogma. Will your church’s dogma lead you to the narrow gate? Jesus says that only a few will find it (Matthew 7:13-14). I’m sure that your dogma is the right path.

Which Church Would Jesus Choose?

The plethora of

Christian denominations

Dogmatic fake news

Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.

Thomas Aquinas

Let’s pretend that you have a choice in choosing your own Christian denomination (45,000+ in the world). You visit several different churches throughout the year and make an informed decision as to which one just might lead you down that narrow path to eternal life. You agree with all of their doctrines (99 essential) and they’re using the correct version (there are many) of the Bible. You enjoy the people and the clergy. They teach and follow the Ten Commandments if that’s your thing. And they basically tick off all of your checkboxes of what you want from a church. You have chosen from thousands of Christian denominations, a church that you believe will make you Christian enough to meet Jesus’ commands (about 49 commands). Choose carefully because Jesus says that only a “few” will enter this narrow gate. What is the truth? What is fake news? Your choice!

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Shaking Hands With a Clenched Fist

Do not fear the gods

Fear man’s religious beliefs

Dogma creates wars

No wars are more bitter than those undertaken in the name of religion.

Elisabeth Marbury

Mahatma Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” The more I study Abrahamic religions, the more I can understand why there have been so many wars over the dogma of religious beliefs. Unfortunately, the unbeliever of religions cannot escape the wrath of the believer.

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