Posted: Jan 24, 2015 9:52 am
by Nebogipfel
carl wrote:

No. 'Christian' means to follow Christ, so I would simply compare what the Bible says to what their doctrine says. There are items of doctrine for which there is specifically called out in the Bible (primary doctrine) and there are some other aspects which are not specifically called out (peripheral or secondary doctrine). There are areas on which to disagree and allow for that (peripheral areas) and areas of disagreement which separates truth from error (primary areas).

For example, there are primary doctrinal differences between the Bible and the WatchTower teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses. For Christianity, the Bible is primary. Everything else - teachings of various organizations, traditions, etc. are tertiary.

2 Timothy 3: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Is the bread and wine used in communion just symbolic of the last supper Jesus shared with his disciples or is it really the body and blood of Christ?