My friend and I have been discussing the differences in the Presbyterian denomination. Changes to the PCUSA have brought about a possible choice for change in our local church. Some of the options include switching to the EPC (Evangelical Presby) or the PCA, at least these are the ones we’ve talked about. I have begun researching at least five other branches.
While I won’t delve into the details, I find it surprising that one denomination has such disparity in its approach to biblical authority (liberal, moderate and conservative). When one says, I’m a Presbyterian, it’s not enough to simply say that but one should identify what branch to give a clearer picture of what it means to be a Presbyterian.
This has all led me to think about other denominations as well – do all “branches” of the faith have their own separate branches with differing viewpoints.
Is this what Jesus intended when he created the church? Surely not.