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In summary, the various denominations fall under numerous categories two of which are widely known as apostate or heretical and many others vary in ideoloy and it is important to note the Historical schism top-down hierarchical structure of the Catholic faith due too its worldwide large influence. In noting more, Families of Christian denominations in North America offers the following: Today, there are many ways of classifying the over 1,500 Christian faith groups in North America: Into three or four meta-groups (e.g. Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican), By "wing" (e.g. conservative, mainline, and liberal), By denomination (From the Amish to The Way) By theological belief system (Calvinism, Arminianism, etc.), and By religious family, (Baptist, Lutheran, Pentecostal, etc.)

They interpret The Bible differently. Some even came out with their own version of the Bible.

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