[quote=Isidore_AK]Another problem…how do you count the insane multitude of ‘Non-Denominational’ churches…? For all intents and purposes they are their own independant denominations (as they ‘plant’ another couple of churches). I’ve even seen schisms within the non-denom churches. Usually over Baptism (necessary? full-immersion? adult/infant etc.) & over the role of women within the church…
If we count the non-denoms…there’s gotta be 10’s of thousands of ‘protestant’ denominations… :eek:
You are absolutely right. Most of the so-called “Mega-Churches” are non-denominational. The Protestants have created so many denominations that many Christians outside of the RCC are sick to death with the very word “denomination” so they decide either to join a non-denominational church, or they go it alone; just they and their bible.
It reminds me of the children of Israel who complained after God gave them manna in the desert. They wanted meat. They were not content with the bread that had come down from heaven to which the Lord replied to Moses - “…But even for a month of days, till it come out at your nostrils, and become loathsome to you, because you have cast off the Lord, who is in the midst of you…”
The people who seperated from the church did once have the Lord, the bread which had come down from heaven (the Eucharist), in the midst of them and they did cast Him off for the sake of setting themselves apart in their own denominations. It is almost as if God is saying I will multiply what you want (denominations) until it comes out of your noses and becomes loathsome to you.