Hi. I am new to this site, and I'm not quite sure this is even the right forum to post this, so I apologize if not. I was wondering if there is perhaps a book someone could recommend that gives a bit of an overview as to what different denominations beleive.
A bit of background...
I became saved only 5 years ago. Unbeknown to me (or most of the congregation I think) the church I began attending was slowly shifting from Independent Baptist more towards non-denominational. All I knew was "Baptist" wasn't in the name, and the music was very contemporary.
Since that time, we have a new pastor, and are "getting back to the roots". We didn't change the name (again!), but "non-denominational" isn't part of it. We still have the same praise band, but the style of music is different. I suppose some of it would still be called CCM, but since I didn't grow up hearing any gospel or CCM, I don't know an old hymn and from an old Amy Grant ballad unless someone tells me. They don't perform any fast, rock/pop sounding music anymore. Also, the dress is very casual, although I don't know what it was like before I began attending, and I'm not sure yet what it will be. I noticed the pastor does not dress casual.
I grew up without religion. My mother's side is very RC, my father's Lutheran. But neither parent was really involved. I never watched (or heard of until I was older) Billy Graham or Jimmy Swaggart or any TV "personality".
My best friend's family has attented an Assembly of God church for over 20 years, and I've attended a few times. A girl from my bible study (who actually never accepted Christ or was baptised that I know of) married and her and her husband now attend an Episcipalian church. Another good friend of mine is Methodist.
My question is, would you all consider any of these "false churches" (other than RC-that one I know). I looked at some of David Cloud's articles (wayoflife.org), which only confused me further. What am I attending? The women don't wear dresses, and some of the music is CCM (which, btw, I think is WAY too broad to include soft ballads that I'd consider glorifying God as well as a something with a beat you'd hear on any secular radio station).
Thanks in advance.