What is the differences between Methodist, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Calvinism, Catholicism, Mormonism?

A question from a reader: Also what are the differences between Jehovah’s Witnesses, Prebyterianism, Baptists, Quakers, Unitarian Universalists?

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15 Responses to “What is the differences between Methodist, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Calvinism, Catholicism, Mormonism?”

  • fireball226 says:

    for JW and mormons see the kingdom of the cults book
    quakers believe the trinity i think but very strict
    the others all believe the Trinity and Methodist is the most lenient of any of these

  • misty0408 says:

    Look it up…it would take way too long to go over it here.

  • pastorart1974 says:

    See Google. Or Yahoo Search.

    Pastor Art

  • Snofake says:

    Not much. they are all christian movements

  • didnotknow123 says:

    Man made traditions and their own ideas!

  • neal8mile says:

    There is no difference they are all drunk from the cup full of abominations and filthiness of the fornication that comes from the great whore that sit over many nations.

  • halo2be says:

    Differences?? The teachings of men.

  • defOf says:

    the first 5 are Christian, mormonism is not.
    the calvinists are running out to the methodists as less people believe in predestination.
    The Lutherans are ex-Catholics who cannot exorcise(that ability taken away by Jesus in using His name for such purposes) who have their spiritual head as a king/queen (Elizabeth) or old randy prince Charles (following in the footsteps of Henry VIII) rather than a bishop.
    The Episcopalians are the American version of the church of England, but now divided into gay/non-gay camps.
    So guess what really looks stable – Catholicism over 1900 years.
    The rest are in a perennial state of flux just over the last 500 years (Lutheran) or last 200 years in the US.
    It is as it should be, before the end of times when God’s church is united against Satan’s new age movement. eventually all will reenter the catholic church to find stability in their beliefs and escape from New Age deception and infiltration. Satan is now attacking and ending the man-made movements eventually. yet all 5 are Christians.
    Mormons cannot be called Christians and even more so because they think men will eventually be gods(few people know that about Mormons)

  • Mimosa says:

    wellllll, i’m sorry, but i’m Mormon, and i AM a Christian…thanks ever so much.
    we beleive in lots of things different though we still worship Christ and His dying for our sins so that we can go to heaven *and this makes us not christian..how?*
    i’m of the opinion that if you want answers about a religion, go to someone of that religion and ask them..you wouldn’t demand to know about Catholics from a Jew, would you? as i would not go to the Book of the Cults to find out about my religion
    go to
    and read on the beliefs…that’s our church’s homepage..

  • mrchrisrose says:

    Answering for Lutherans, it should be understood that there are presently four major Lutheran bodies in the United States. The simple truth is that these four bodies don’t necessarily hold the same views. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is the most liberal of the four. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) is the most conservative of the four. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LC-MS) and Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) are in the middle. The LCMC is really is conservative split from the ELCA which is frequently considered by some as being too liberal to even be a Lutheran church body anymore (this was the opinion of an attorney who was asked to review whether or not LCMC was a Lutheran church body. Apparently the ELCA was trying to claim that LCMC wasn’t a Lutheran church body at all).

    So, the simple truth is that there are actually differences in the subdivisions of the afore mentioned church bodies. Perhaps you should narrow down your question to one or two groups. Some differences will be easily visible (such things as praying to Mary, book of mormon, salvation by works, predestination (salvation by absolute grace), only 144,000 saved, etc). Other differences will only be noticed by reading various books and literature regarding the different groups. What would be more interesting is the similiarities of some of these groups and their respective subdivisions.

  • achtung_heiss says:

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are relatively unique among self-described Christians in that they understand the Scriptures to teach that God’s Kingdom by Christ Jesus is a real government which will soon replace all earthly governments.
    (Daniel 2:44) God of heaven will set up a kingdom… It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite

    That Kingdom will rule over the vast majority of mankind, most of whom will have been raised from the dead after Armageddon.
    (John 11:23,24) Jesus said to her: “Your brother will rise.” Martha said to him: “I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day.”
    (Acts 24:15) There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

    Until that resurrection, there is no suffering in “hell”, or the grave. Sometime after the resurrection, death and “hell” will themselves be destroyed.
    (Ecclesiastes 9:5) For the living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all
    (Ecclesiastes 9:10) there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in Sheol [“hell”]
    (Revelation 20:14) And death and Hades [“hell”] were hurled into the lake of fire

    While a limitted number of humans will be resurrected to heaven to share in ruling over mankind, the vast majority (literally more than 99.9%) of Jehovah’s Witnesses expect an EARTHLY hope, the same hope given to Adam and Eve.
    (Genesis 1:28) God blessed them and God said to them: “Be fruitful and become many and fill THE EARTH and subdue it [caps added]
    (Genesis 2:17) You must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will positively die [so never eating from that tree means never dying]

    Interestingly, the Scriptures are full of references to this earthly hope.
    (Psalms 37:11) ‘the meek will possess the earth’
    (Proverbs 2:21) ‘upright will reside in the earth’
    (Isaiah 45:18) ‘God formed the earth to be inhabited’
    (Matthew 5:5) ‘the mild will inherit the earth’
    (Revelation 21:3) The tent of God is with mankind

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  • Sakurachan says:

    It would help if you asked about the difference between “a” & “b”, “a” & “c” in different questions. People take whole courses concerning comparative religion. If you want some short answers, http://www.lcms.org will tell you the difference between what LCMS Lutherans believe & any number of the other denominations or cults you listed here.

    If you want to know more, & like to listen to free online radio, I suggest KFOU’s “Issues Etc.” where you can search archives for each of the listed denominations or cults & hear about them from a truly biblical & Lutheran confessional stance. Their home page is: http://www.kfuoam.org/ie_main.htm

    In short, LCMS Lutherans believe that we are saved by God’s GRACE ALONE, through FAITH in JESUS CHRIST ALONE, as written in SCRIPTURE ALONE. That means no one is able to “climb the ladder” to God or even take the first step toward God; neither do we become gods, but that in *everything*, even faith, God comes to us through His Word & Sacrament.

  • sklemetti says:

    All except JWs are false religion, the others are just variations on a theme of being man pleasers and followers of man.

  • imacatholic2 says:

    “What separates us as believers in Christ is much less than what unites us.” (Pope John XXIII)

    Almost all important doctrine is completely agreed upon between Catholic Christians and other Christians.

    Here is the joint declaration of justification by Catholics (1999), Lutherans (1999), and Methodists (2006):

    By grace alone, in faith in Christ’s saving work and not because of any merit on our part, we are accepted by God and receive the Holy Spirit, who renews our hearts while equipping us and calling us to good works.

    There are many minor doctrine issues and some major cultural traditional differences which, I believe, do not matter that much.

    A Catholic worships and follows Christ in the tradition of Catholicism which, among other things, recognizes that Christ made Peter the leader of His new Church and Pope Benedict XVI is Peter’s direct successor.

    There are a few more differences with Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Unitarian Universalists who, to the best of my knowledge, are not Trinitarians.

    With love in Christ.

  • Martin Chemnitz says:

    What are the differences between:
    Jehovah’s Witnesses,
    Unitarian Universalists?

    You have listed 10 denominations (1 theology that spans three denominations you listed) and ask what the differences are between them all. I don’t think you could even write a book that would survey the differences. Asking a question between the differences of two is manageable, three is pushing it.

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