I neverunderstood how anyone could be a Protestant

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    A political offshootof theRoman Catholic Church.

    The true Christian Faith.

    Name any leaders of Protestant faiths other than The Church of England.
     
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    You obviously miss the point of Protestantism: one man, alone with his bible, before god, will realize salvation.

    The very point of the Reformation was to eliminate a ridged hierarchy.

    Protestantism arose as the faith of literate, modern Western Civilization.
     
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    Shallow bunch of faiths with no meaning.

    How does somebody "decide" they will be a Presbyterian, or a Methodist, oran Espicipalian or a Lutheran???
     
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    Catholicism - founded by the one and only Jesus Christ.

    I realize most ignorant / dense fucks don't realize this.
     
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    So you have studied Martin Luther's Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences which he nailed upon the church door...and came to the conclusion that it's shallow?? Sure you have...
     
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    My dad converted to Catholism.

    How many people convert to Protestantism? .
     
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    We have a few former Catholics who attend our church.
     
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    They generally don't. Usually they follow the faith of their parents, just as you probably did.
     
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    If you want to have an honest discussion on the true Christian faith, what support do you have that it's Catholicism? Size? Age? Tradition?

    The Protestant Revolution took place when the people started reading the scriptures for themselves and realized that the Catholic Church at the time wasn't matching up with the Bible they read. Where were Popes & Cardinals mentioned in the Bible as being part of Christ's Church? indulgences? (which were sold during the time) Countless other traditions that weren't inline with the scriptures.

    I know Martin Luther didn't start out trying to start a new Christian faith. He wanted to reform the Church, not start a new one. It was only after his excommunication that he formally started the Luthern Church.

    I don't think it's at all a surprise that people who believed in God and the scriptures wanted to live closer to the precepts taught in the scriptures and get away from things they saw as irrelevant to come closer to things that were the weighter parts of the law.

    So I dont think it's at all surprising that men questioned the divinity of the Catholic Church any more than I find it surprising that men still proclaim the divinity of the Catholic Church. The Reformers only problem is that they started trying to reform a Church they saw as lacking Divinity. No matter how hard they try to reform and correct what they see as errors in the Church, they can't do it because they themselves were imperfect men who likewise made other errors and ended up creating flawed Churches.

    Men can't create divinity. No matter how hard they try. No matter how well intentioned they are. You can't pour new wine into old bottles, lest the bottles burst and you lose both bottle and win. You sew a new piece on an old garment or the new piece takes away from the old and the tear made worse.

    No. Only God could restore the Christian Church. Only by sending angels and calling New Apostles, giving them divine authority to preach with power to all mankind the problems be fixed.

    Roger Williams, the Founder of the First Baptist Church in America realized that and ended up leaving the Church looking forward to a time when the Lord would send those Divinely called again and to stand as a witness of Christianity in general. He said:

    Thankfully since His days they have.:)

    Just saying.
     
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    Im sure they study it. I hope they pray as well.
     

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