Even if you were born with Christian denomination belief system or not, there is a high chance of knowing what protestant or catholic Christianity means. But when it comes to non-denominational churches or belief systems it confuses us. In the current world, the existence of non-denominational churches is spreading. The reason why people are getting aware of their presence. Likewise, when it comes to interdenominational churches, they are also pretty much present in the 21st century.
However, what you may need to know is the meaning, when did it come into existence, and what does this branch of Christianity believe.
Let’s dive in and know the answers of the questions mentioned above.
Meaning of Non-Denominational Church
Now that we know the origin of non-denominational churches, we should know what they mean. Non-denominational churches are part of the Christian church. They are associated with denominations as well as core churches which practice Baptist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Methodist, and Lutheran churches. The main difference between non-denominational and denominational churches is the belief system, traditions, and set of identification. When it comes to denomination churches, there are organizations which follow particular leadership structures, dogmas, and memberships. On the contrary, non-denominational churches are all about deciding what seems right to churches. It means each non-denominational church has the authority to make decisions. Unlike denomination churches, it doesn’t have set structure, dogmas, or memberships.
Crisp Entry of Non-Denominational Churches
The question, when did the non-denominational churches start, has an answer. It is recorded that after the first half of last century (20th century), non-denominational churches started to appear more than ever. There are now several of them in this world but the very first non-denominational church was found in the US.
But the question “why was it ever needed?” takes our attention. So, the main reason as to why the need of non-denominational churches was felt has an answer, a logical answer.
The answer to it is simple – these churches believe in independence keeping the ground reality of the Bible. Other than that, these churches rely on unique and specific circumstances.
Belief System of Non-Denominational Church
There is no one answer to this question. The reason for it is based on the fact that non-denominational churches practice different aspects of religiosity. Almost every church is different from the other in terms of what they believe in.
However, there are certain areas which are covered and followed in all non-denominational churches. What are those aspects?
- The Scripture (the Holy Book, Bible) is used for finding worshiping and teaching ways.
- The Scripture is only used as a means of guidance and not “above everything notion”.
- Non-denominational churches are governed and led by the people (members) of the church.
- For them churches are not the hierarchy but a community of those who believe in Jesus Christ.
- Non-denominational churches think the importance of extrapolations is minimized. It is not essential.
- There are many non-denominational churches which are founded on the basis of structure governed by the official priesthood.
Jesus Christ, God, and Jesus’ crucifixion, cornerstones non-denominational belief system. However, resurrection comes second. So, keeping this in mind, we can easily say that they bind well with Christianity.
Whatever you and I see in the present time scenario was founded in the latter half of the 20th century. It made an impact on the world so much that we see many non-denominational churches. All those who have faith in non-denominational life live their lives differently but surely like that of any other Christian. You can’t say they are not Christians. Last but not least, to manifest the concept of non-denomination further. It is a must to understand the routine of such believers.
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