[John Arthur the Atheist/Agnostic] said, “If the above claim is true, why then are there over 40,000 denominations in the world today, most of whom are Fundamentalist ones, each differing in aspects of theology, biblical hermeneutics, Christian ethics and Christian praxis?”
A spiritually dead person trying to explain spiritual things is like a mechanic explaining brain surgery. It is never going to happen.
The different denominations who are Evangelical ALL believe in the core doctrine of Holy Scripture, no deviation.
Core Doctrine of the Christian faith
- Jesus is God
- Jesus is the Son of God
- The Trinity [Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are three distinct persons but at the same time all three are the same God]
- Virgin Birth of Jesus
- The Bible as the Word of God
- Jesus’ death and resurrection
- Faith in Jesus alone brings salvation
You have 32 NFL Football Teams who do some things differently, but they ALL follow the same rules and regulations. The different teams practice with the standard ball, wear the same helmet, pads, shoes, and sports jerseys. Even though they have different colors and images on their clothes, it is all relatively the same.
That is a picture of the many denominations. They are all Christians that do things a little different but when it comes down to Biblical doctrine, they all believe the same, unless they are liberal Christians and cults who believe and worship a false Jesus.