burnt wrote:TexasBred wrote:balestabber wrote:in Acts,speaking of Saul and and Barnabas,it mentions 'churches' in plural form for the first time.Acts 9:31 speaks of churches being multiplied.
seems a church on every corner here,sometimes 4 or 5 in a small town.the old churches have some history to them tho.
All the early christian churches were founded by the apostles and their successors and on that authority. Didn't have that "church on every corner" thing like today. Nor the congregation splitting down the middle and two churches forming both built on anger and stubborness.
MOSTLY true! The Great Schism of 1054 represented a bit of a split! Mutual excommunication sounds at least a little bit angry!
Mostly?? What is not true?? Excommunication is still done today Burnt...but protestants now call it getting "churched". Basically nothing more excommunication .And yeah the "greeat schism" was a loss for everyone but For whatever it's worth the Eastern and Western churches ARE in communion.