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Are there insignificant denominations of Christianity?

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in response to reader comment: Exactly - but Christianity is NOT transmitted by birth

Submitted by Bowman (United States), Jul 4, 2015 at 03:15

"Christianity requires baptism and first communion or confirmation, depending on denomination. NO significant Christian denomination treats people as "Christian" who have not received those sacraments."

Maybe you should learn more about Christianity. :)

Out of the ten largest denominations in the US, three of them (the Southern Baptist Convention which is #2 on the list, the National Baptist Convention #6, and the National Baptist Convention of America #8 with a combined membership of 25 million people) practice neither first communion nor confirmation.

Baptists also believe you can convert without being baptized which is three of the ten largest denominations and they are joined in this by theThe United Methodist Church which is #3 and the Assembly of God which is #9. They are joined in this belief by a number of smaller denominations (smaller in number of follwers but not necessarily in stature). The following is a partial list

African Methodist Episcopal Church, Church of God, Church of God in Christ, the Episcopal Church (see http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bcp/1928/Articles.htm), Foursquare Gospel Church, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutheran Church, Mennonite, Amish, Methodist Church, Nazarene Church, Quakers, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Unitarian Universalist Church

I'm sure that each of those denominations think they are significant and that many people who are not members of those denominations think they are significant.

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