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How Old Is Your Church?
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Posted on 06/27/2009 10:01:54 AM PDT by Salvation

How Old Is Your Church?

If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex- monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517.

If you belong to the Church of England, your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to remarry.

If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560.

If you are a Protestant Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot of the Church of England founded by Samuel Seabury in the American colonies in the 17th century.

If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582.

If you are a Methodist, your religion was launched by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1744.

If you are a Unitarian, Theophilus Lindley founded your church in London in 1774.

If you are a Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your religion in Palmyra, N.Y., in 1829.

If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1605.

If you are of the Dutch Reformed church, you recognize Michaelis Jones as founder, because he originated your religion in New York in 1628.

If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865.

If you are a Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year in which your religion was born and to Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy as its founder.

If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as 'Church of the Nazarene," "Pentecostal Gospel." "Holiness Church," "Pilgrim Holiness Church," "Jehovah's Witnesses," your religion is one of the hundreds of new sects founded by men within the past century.

If you are Catholic, you know that your religion was founded in the year 33 by Jesus Christ the Son of God, and it is still the same Church.



TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
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This was previous posted within another thread. I think it deserves its own thread.
1 posted on 06/27/2009 10:01:54 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: Salvation

This was previously posted within another thread. I think it deserves its own thread.


2 posted on 06/27/2009 10:02:31 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; markomalley; ...
Catholic Discussion Ping!

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Catholic Discussion Ping List.

3 posted on 06/27/2009 10:03:26 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Salvation

When I made the decision to convert, this was one of my prime reasons. It is THE Church of Christ.


4 posted on 06/27/2009 10:06:25 AM PDT by conservative cat (America, you have been PWNED!)
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To: Salvation

Why?


5 posted on 06/27/2009 10:06:51 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Salvation

“If you are Catholic, you know that your religion was founded in the year 33 by Jesus Christ the Son of God, and it is still the same Church.”

Ummm...you DO realize that only Roman Catholics accept that last statement as true?


6 posted on 06/27/2009 10:08:12 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: Salvation

It is not accurate. All Christian churches trace their founding to 33AD.


7 posted on 06/27/2009 10:08:25 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Salvation

How old is the Jewish religion?


8 posted on 06/27/2009 10:11:58 AM PDT by csmusaret (http://www.aipnews.com/)
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To: conservative cat

When I converted from Southern Baptist to Catholic, it was because I found a home there. I go to Church to be renewed not beaten down. I felt God there.


9 posted on 06/27/2009 10:12:12 AM PDT by KYGrandma
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I also found this statement on another website:

If you are Jewish, Abraham became the first Jew when God promised him: “I will make you a great nation...”. Your religion was founded by God in the Jewish calendar year 2049 (1711 BC), over 3700 years ago. God revealed Himself to the Jews through the Prophets and promised to send a Messiah. Jesus Christ, a Jew from the House of David, came to this world as His only begotten Son in fulfilment of the scriptures.


10 posted on 06/27/2009 10:12:18 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Salvation

Baptists are much older. Baptists organized in England around that time, but to say that is when they started is simply historically inaccurate.

While some quotes purporting to support the above statement may not be supportable, there are other quotes that indicate adult baptizers (because Baptists are distinctive in requiring people first be BELIEVERS before they are baptized) existed to the days of the apostles.


11 posted on 06/27/2009 10:12:58 AM PDT by Blogger
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To: DManA

Look at the facts. These are REAL dates. Founders of other denominations changed things from the original Catholic Church.

The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.


12 posted on 06/27/2009 10:13:34 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: DManA
All Christian churches trace their founding to c. 33AD

I'm a Methodist, but John Wesley didn't die for my sins. Christ did.

13 posted on 06/27/2009 10:14:38 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Salvation

I am part Jewish which is about 2.5 times older than Christianity..so your point here? If we are going to make a ridiculous arguments about age of faith systems and validity, well the pagans have it all over any of the monotheistic religions about 60 centuries old. Islam is what 1300 years old? This thread is retarded and sad that some Catholic apologists have to resort to specious and vapid sophomoric arguments.


14 posted on 06/27/2009 10:16:00 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Blogger

Find the dates.....this is a fact thread!


15 posted on 06/27/2009 10:17:50 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Salvation

My religion is better than your religion Thread Ping!


16 posted on 06/27/2009 10:18:18 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: pburgh01

I think I covered your thoughts.

Did you see this post?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2280714/posts?page=10#10


17 posted on 06/27/2009 10:18:53 AM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: Blogger

All true. Time to read “Trail of Blood” again.


18 posted on 06/27/2009 10:20:47 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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To: Salvation

Glad to know my salvation is based on my relationship with Christ, not membership in a particular church.


19 posted on 06/27/2009 10:21:46 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Bush was the dumbest sounding smart President, and Obama is the smartest sounding dumb President.)
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To: Salvation

And what is the Eastern Orthodox Church which was founded at least contemporaneously, if not earlier, than the Roman Church ?


20 posted on 06/27/2009 10:21:57 AM PDT by Timocrat
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