A familiar attack that non-denominational nicolaitans are using against the New Testament Congregational exemplar is to accuse the congregational men of adopting an American form of government, rather than Biblical. Of course, only a cursory knowledge of dates of history should be enough to rebuff such a non-starter. Dr. AH Strong addresses this weak an ineffectual calumny in his systematic theology text. He quotes from a book entitled The religious denominations in the United States, by Belcher:
Is congregationalism based on American Democracy?