I mean I know they say there is no Doctrine they just follow the bible but isn't that a doctrine?
Doctrine (Latin: doctrina) is a codification of beliefs or "a body of teachings" or "instructions", taught principles or positions, as the body of teachings in a branch of knowledge or belief system.
Denomination: a religious organization whose congregations are united in their adherence to its beliefs and practices
So...Non Denominational qualifies as a denomination right? They define themselves as Christian and recognize Baptism and the fact that God forgives sins and they accept that Jesus is the way to life in Heaven. Is that not a set form of 'teachings' and 'beliefs' that the congregation agrees on and practices?
I know it's stupid but this has always bothered me. lol. I am NOT bashing people who refer to themselves as such I just don't understand the logic of the 'title'.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Dec. 12, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by sugahmamma at 1:21 PM on Dec. 12, 2009
I believe the title was meant to reflect that they weren't associated with any of the organized denominations. It is my understanding that each non-denom church can choose which doctrine they wish to follow & don't report to any authority outside of the individual church. That seems more like a grouping of like-minded individuals than the formation of a denomination.
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