• Presbyterianism is a type of Christianity.
  • In describing the New Testament situation, Paul wrote, “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in you all." (Ephesians 4.4-6.) The one body Paul had in mind was the church! (Ephesians 1.22-23.) Members of that one body were referred to simply as "Christians" in New Testament times! (Acts 11.26.) It was the desire of Jesus that His people be united. When He spoke of building His church, He promised only one. (Matthew 16.I8.) He prayed fervently for the unity of His followers: "That they may be one; even as thou, Father art in me, and I in thee..” (John 17.21.) Ephesians 2.13-16 notes that Christ reconciles men unto God through the one body which is the church! The inspired writers of the New Testament condemned division in the strongest possible terms! Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1.10, "I beseech you brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment." The Word of God condemns division as a work of the flesh in Galatians 5.20, and speaks of the "sects of perdition" in 2 Peter 2.4.
  • Think of Christianity as more of a catagory of religion. Presbyterianism simply fits in the category of Christianity. So do Mormons, Catholics, Pentecostals, Baptists, and so on. They are different only in the way they practice and teach Christianity.
  • I found this good answer: "The essentials of the faith are the same. That is, both denominations believe in the trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit with Christ being the only sacrifice for our sins and baptism being our entrance into the church and Holy Communion to refresh our faith and confession, etc. The differences (besides being pastors in the Presbyterian church can be married) is that authority comes only from scripture not from tradition in Protestantism. Also authority comes from the bottom up in the Presbyterian church. The authority comes from the congregation who elects their pastor and delegates to Presbytery. In the Catholic church authority comes from the top down, from Pope to Cardinals to bishops to priests. Presbyterians believe that all saved people are saints and we are not saved by what we do but by what Christ has done for us. We also do not have any intermediator (e.g., Mary, saints, etc.) but pray directly to God in Christ. As far as web sites the official site of the Presbyterian church is "
  • I agree with most of these answers. Presbyterianism is a flavor of Christianity. Much like vanilla is a flavor of ice cream. Not every flavor has the same taste or texture, but they're all ice cream...
  • Haha Presbyterianism is a sect of Christianity.. They believe that a church should be run by its "elders" which they define as the minister and the lay people who have the most power in a congregation.
  • The same as the difference between Chevys and Camaros.

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