How the Protestants scattered and still splitting continuously forever Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23
How the Protestants scattered and still splitting continuously forever
When Martin Luther came along and broke from the Church which Jesus Christ founded, which had already existed for almost fifteen hundred years at that time, and which was on its 218th in a line of Popes going all the way back to St. Peter.
Martin Luther separated from the Catholic Church in 1521 and created the first Protestant church in 1521 called the Lutheran Church.
Immediately there were squabbles between him, Zwingli, his fellow reformer from Switzerland, and Thomas Munzer.
Munzer broke from Luther and formed the second Protestant church called the Anabaptists church, also in 1521.
The splits in Protestantism had begun and continue at a feverish pace to this very day.
In 1521 Martin Luther started the Lutheran Church, the first church of Protestantism.
In that same year of 1521, Munzer broke away and formed the Anabaptists.
John Calvin separated in 1536 and formed Calvinism.
John Knox parted company and formed the Presbyterians in 1560.
John Smith started the Baptists in 1609, and John and Charles Wesley started Methodism in 1739.
History of Your Church:
Church, Year Established, Founder, Where Established
Catholic 33AD Jesus Christ Jerusalem
Orthodox 1054 Schismatic Catholic Bishops, Constantinople
Lutheran 1521 Martin Luther, Germany
Anabaptist 1521 Nicholas Storch & Thomas Munzer, Germany
Anglican 1534 Henry VIII England
Mennonites 1536 Menno Simons, Switzerland
Calvinist 1555 John Calvin, Switzerland
Presbyterian 1560 John Knox, Scotland
Congregational 1582 Robert Brown, Holland
Baptist 1609 John Smyth, Amsterdam
Dutch Reformed 1628 Michaelis Jones New York
Congregationalist 1648 Pilgrims and Puritans Massachusetts
Quakers 1649 George Fox, England
Amish 1693 Jacob Amman France
Freemasons 1717, Masons from four lodges London
Methodist 1739 John & Charles Wesley, England
Unitarian 1774 Theophilus Lindey, London
Methodist Episcopal 1784 60 Preachers, Baltimore, MD
Episcopalian 1789 Samuel Seabury, American Colonies
United Brethren 1800 Philip Otterbein & Martin Boehn, Maryland
Disciples of Christ 1827 Thomas & Alexander Campbell, Kentucky
Mormon 1830 Joseph Smith, New York
Methodist Protestant 1830 Methodist, United States
Church of Christ 1836 Warren Stone & Alexander Campbell, Kentucky
Seventh Day Adventist 1844 Ellen White, Washington, NH
Christadelphian (Brethren of Christ 1844 John Thomas, Richmond, VA
Salvation Army 1865 William Booth, London
Holiness 1867 Methodist, United States
Jehovah’s Witnesses 1874 Charles Taze Russell, Pennsylvania
Christian Science 1879 Mary Baker Eddy, Boston
Church of God in Christ 1895 Various churches of God, Arkansas
Church of Nazarene c. 1850-1900 Various religious bodies Pilot Point, TX
Pentecstal 1901 Charles F. Parkham, Topeka, KS
Aglipayan 1902 Gregorio Aglipay, Philippines
Assemblies of God 1914 Pentecostalism Hot Springs, AZ
Iglesia ni Christo 1914 Felix Manalo, Philippines
Four-square Gospel 1917 Aimee Semple McPherson, Los Angeles, CA
United Church of Christ 1961 Reformed and Congregationalist, Philadelphia, PA
Calvary Chapel 1965 Chuck Smith Costa Mesa, CA
United Methodist 1968 Methodist and United Brethren, Dallas, TX
Born-again c. 1970s Various religious bodies, United States
Harvest Christian 1972 Greg Laurie, Riverside, CA
Ang Dating Daan (radio and television program in the Philippines produced by the Members of the Church of God International) 1980 Eli Soriano, Philippines
Saddleback 1982 Rick Warren, California
The Kingdom of Jesus Christ 1985 Apollo Carreon Quiboloy, Philippines
Non-denominational c. 1990s various, United States
The splits in Protestantism had begun and continue at a feverish pace to this very day.
In 1600 there were 100 splits.
In 1900 there were over 1000.
In April 2001 there were 33,820 different prostestant churches
In April 2004 there were 37,000 different prostestant churches
In April 2010 there were 39,000 different prostestant churches
Today there are over 40,000 splits in the Body of Christ in Protestantism with new ones being added every week, and the end is not in sight.
*World Christianity Encyclopedia, April 2001, a Protestant publication, lists 33,820 non-Catholic sects with several more being added each and every week. Flash! The figure for the middle of 2004 has now risen to 37,000, an increase of 3180 in just three years.
Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.”
With, well over 40,000, different Protestant sects today, just who is doing the scattering? It is obvious from the verses listed that ‘he who scatters’ is against the gatherer, Jesus Christ.
Bible christians do not abide by what the Bible says, but continue on in their own faulty individual interpretations of Holy Scripture. One Protestant sect ‘proves’ that Jesus Christ is GOD and not man, and another ‘proves’, using the very same Scripture, that He is man and not GOD. One Protestant sect teaches the true presence in the Holy Eucharist, while others teach it is only a symbol. All Protestant sects say “THE HOLY SPIRIT TOLD ME.” How can one Holy Spirit teach conflicting ‘truths’?
2 Peter 3:16 and Acts 8:30-40 “This then, you MUST understand FIRST OF ALL, that NO PROPHECY OF SCRIPTURE IS MADE BY PRIVATE INTERPRETATION.”
2Peter 1:20 Understanding this first: That no prophecy of scripture is made by private interpretation. (Douay Rheims Bible)
2Peter 3:16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearnt and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction. (Douay Rheims Bible)
“This is just crazy. Every Protestant church teaches something different. Every pastor interprets the Bible according to his own personal beliefs. How is anybody supposed to know who’s teaching the truth?”
New little prostentant churches were springing up every where. Each one was right and better than the others. You see a fragmented, confused group of churches all competing with each other for members and money.
This is the primary reason why there are over 40,000, differing protestant sects in the world today. Am I to believe there are 40,000 Holy Spirits each teaching a different ‘truth’? There is only one truth, not 40,000.
Currently it is not just the Protestants causing different Protestants churches to divide, Protestants are also causing families to split and fight each other resulting in divisions among family members because when a guy becomes a Protestant or non-Catholic his tasks is to pressure his whole family such as his siblings, parents, gf or wife causing arguments and fighting within the family, causing divisions exactly like what is happening with Protestant churches. These Fundamentalists are pressuring them to convert or they wont be SAVE and go to Heaven.
These Protestants think that by “once saved, a person is always saved.” As soon as one is saved, he is secure in the knowledge that he will attain heaven after death, no matter what he does during the rest of his life. Can this be true? Just believe in Jesus Christ and you are saved forever.
“once saved, a person is always saved.” As soon as one is saved, he is secure in the knowledge that he will attain heaven after death, no matter what he does during the rest of his life. Just believe in Jesus Christ and you are saved forever.
This false doctrine “once saved, a person is always saved.” teaches that once you have accepted Christ as your savior, you need not do anything more for the rest of your life, because your one little moment of faith has sealed you for all eternity. You’ve got your free orange ticket to heaven.
If they really believe this false doctrine then they dont have to wait for the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ when he Judge the people because they are already SAVED according to their false belief. They should just ride the plane and go to heaven directly.
Salvation by Faith Alone?
In fact the ONLY place in the New Testament where the words “faith alone” appear is in the Book of St. James where James says that we are “not saved by faith alone” (James 2:24). This was the reason Luther wanted to get rid of the book of James.
This man was arrogant in his desire to conform the Bible to his personal, and heretical, opinions.
James 2:24 Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith.
So Luther added the word “faith alone” to Romans 3:28 in his German Translation.
Luther added the word “alone” to Romans 3:28, for nowhere in Scripture does it say that we are saved by “faith alone.” The only places the word “alone” is used in reference to Salvation is in James 2:17 and 2:24 (“So faith alone, if it has no works, is dead” and “You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.”). Luther wrote in a letter to Melanchthon:
John 3:3 – One cannot be saved, unless they are born again and accept Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
This is partially true but the meaning is distorted. The verse non-Catholics like to quote, John 3:3, is not completed by Jesus, or let us say interpreted until verse 3:5.
Let us look two verses ahead at John 3:5.
In John 3:5, Nicodemus is confused about being born again.
Jesus clarifies what He states to Nicodemus stating:
John 3:5 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
Here we see that born again means the sacrament of baptism!
If the non-Catholic would only read a little further he would find the true meaning of being “born again.”