Twentieth Century Ideologies: The Great Awakening

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History of Christianity Twentieth Century Ideologies Baptist, Lutheran, Vineyard, Assembly of God, Free Methodist, Foursquare, Calvary Chapel, Church of Christ. Although the exact number of denominations is not known some estimates have them at thirty-five thousand and rising. The "Great Awakening" is a period of time spanning from the 1730's through and including the current day. This ecumenical movement has helped to unity many Christians as it brought many denominations together. The Bible says "make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace" (Ephesians 4:3 NIV). Being in unity should be a goal of every believer. The ecumenical movement did serve to unite the Pentecostal church, the Catholic church and the denominational churches.... Although many of the leaders of the churches in the…show more content…
Today it is becoming popular for churches to even unite with non-Christian entities. For instance, you might find the local church partnering with local city agencies in a common cause such as feeding or housing the homeless. Interesting enough this "partnering" with Christian church's and secular agencies has become very common. It could be argued that more partnership would exist between churches and government except for the fact that there is a segment of society which fights against such unions. The argument is that the constitution states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". (US Constitution 1802). The courts have erroneously upheld that the separation of church and state prohibits church/government unions. What the courts have failed to understand it that the said amendment to the Constitution is to protect religious freedoms not to hinder or prohibit churches and government from uniting for a common
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