theological non-conformity

What level of biblical interpretation harmony is needed to get into heaven? There are tens of thousands of Protestant denominations, all disagreeing over interpretations of the Bible, hence the splits.

Some older Christian tribes understand the need to keep to a minimum the essentials, see the Apostles Creed below. Even in it's simplicity, language is always ambiguous, as it is filtered through experiences.

The early church felt there were two key issues, that were resolved in several all church counsels. Who is Jesus and who is God? They already knew from the teaching of Jesus there are two commands - love god and love our neighbor. They also agreed that Jesus is God, one person in a triune Godhead, one of three who's part of one what.

Everything else is not essential.

Biblical inerrancy.
Creationism.
Hell.
Universal reconciliation.

Relax.


I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

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