Non-denominational Christians do not want to be identified with any other Christian group in history or around the world.
Non-denominationalism is a distinction without a difference: "A rose by any other name smells just as sweet." These groups have all of the attributes of a denomination except for the name. Like all other Protestants, they disagree not only with the teaching of the Catholic Church but also with all other Protestants. They have their own interpretation of the Scriptures, their own view of the sacraments, their own forms of leadership, and their own liturgical tradition.
An anti-Christian form of Christianity. "Nobody knows anything for certain. It's just us and our Bible. Don't ask us to define what we believe. We are independent of everybody else. Everyone has a right to their own opinion. We're running our Church; you run yours."
- Hartford Institute for Religion Research, "Nondenominational & Independent Congregations."
- Our national research found over 35,000 independent or nondenominational churches representing more than 12,200,000 adherents. These churches are present in every state and in 2,663 out of the total of 3,033 counties in the country, or 88% of the total.
- They are the most dominant religious reality in 46 counties around the country. This collection of nonaffiliated churches, seen as a single entity, is among the top five religious groups in 48 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.