I am going to define a ‘denomination’ as a group of churches (organized or not, whether or not they even know each other exist) that officially teaches the same theology.
Following this definition, any number of non-denominational churches can be defined as a ‘denomination’ by their belief in the same theology. I think that this is fair.
Soooooo…if we do the math, and find just 1 church that believes in every possible combination of just the beliefs we have posted so far…thats 19 options…with a total of 12,645,100,408,832,000 possible combinations! Wow!
I think we can stop here! After seeing this (thats 12.65 quadrillion denominations!) I think that juuuuust maybe 36,000 is a very reasonable number…