Non-Denominational churches are not the most reliable churches
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Also, going off of what my opponent said in the first round, "They seem to only preach what people want to hear," I'll accept this and then show why it still fights for my side. When Christianity was first getting started, preachers merely preached what they wished. The success of a preacher had to do with what the people wanted to hear, therefore what people wanted to hear got preached more often even when Christianity was first starting to gain popularity. This was how the Bible was "written." Preachers would take the books/verses that were most often preached and then used those to form the Bible we know today. That's how the Apocrypha came about; it's not that they're less accepted, they just weren't as popular when Christianity was starting to spread. Non-denominational churches would then be best exemplifying Christian ideals because of the fact that it gets more traditional if you will in terms of the way the sermon is structured and because of this it's more accurate of the way Christianity was and ought to be.
Also, going on to what he said about how when more denominations are created it gets less accurate; that would only be fighting for my side. Non-denominational is just that, NON-DENOMINATION-based, meaning that it's less separated from the original stem of Protestantism meaning it's not only more closely following the Bible, but also better promoting Christian ideals and not those watered-down by divergence from Protestantism.
Lastly, I would like to restate what I said earlier. My opponent gives no way to judge "accuracy." So going back to what he said last round that those that break-off more are less accurate; 1) he gives no description of what he means so we have no idea what this point is actually saying and I have no way to refute it completely; however, 2) all he says is, "I believe..." My opponent forgets that this debate isn't about what you believe it's about making others agree with you, because he gives no reasoning backing his claims and no examples of what he even means, by my criteria for judging this round, you must vote for con.
This is a little off topic but, when there is a corrupt pastor, no one holds them accountable. There is no chain of command.
Non-denominationalism is too apathetic in my opinion. Every time I go to a non-denominational church, I only see people who want to hear what they want to hear. Therefore, God's word is totally destroyed.
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