why are there many christian protestant churches?
if Jesus founded one church?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
1517 Lutheran Church founded by Martin Luther, nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to door at Wittenburg, sparking Protestant Reformation.
1525 Anabaptism established; (today's descendants include particularly the Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites).
1534 Church of England (Anglicanism) founded by King Henry VIII.
1541 Calvinism, (the Reformed tradition, the Reformed faith, or Reformed theology) founded, as the French theologian Johannes Calvinus establishes the first Reformed church in Geneva.
1560 Presbyterian religion founded by John Knox in Scotland.
1571 Dutch Reformed Church founded at the Synod of Emden.
1592 Congregationalist religion originated by Robert Brown in Holland.
1609 Baptist religion launched by John Smyth in Amsterdam.
ca.1630-40 Puritan movement in England; approximately 20,000 Puritans emigrated to New England in the Great Migration; in 1662 the Puritans (also known as "Dissenters", later "Nonconformists") left or were forced out of the Church of England altogether.
1648 Society of Friends (Quakers) founded by George Fox, as a Nonconformist breakaway movement from English Puritanism.
1744 Methodist religion began by John and Charles Wesley in England; (the movement did not form a separate denomination in England until after John Wesley's death in 1795).
1773 Unitarian denomination dates from the secession of Theophilus Lindsey from the Anglican Church.
1789 Episcopal Church formally separated from the Church of England, so that clergy would not be required to accept the supremacy of the British monarch; a revised version of the Book of Common Prayer was also written for the new church in 1789.
1827 Plymouth Brethren; Anglican priest John Nelson Darby became an influential member of the movement now known as the Plymouth Brethren, and advocate of Dispensational Premillenialism, an innovative Protestant movement that gave rise to Evangelicalism.
1830 Mormon (Latter Day Saints) religion started by Joseph Smith, in Palmyra, New York; Book of Mormon published.
1844 Seventh Day Adventists arose from the Millerite movement of the 1840s, which was part of the wave of revivalism in the United States known as the Second Great Awakening, and was formally established in 1863.
1865 Salvation Army sect began with William Booth in London.
1879 Christian Scientist religion is born, founded by Mary Baker Eddy.
1879 Jehovah's Witnesses founded by Charles Taze Russell.
1906 Pentecostal movement spreads after the Azusa Street Revival (1906-09); also known as "Charismatic Movement" from ca.1960 onwards.
1925 United Church of Canada, the second-largest Christian denomination in Canada after the Roman Catholic Church, is founded as a merger of four Protestant denominations.
1957 United Church of Christ (UCC) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination principally in the United States, generally considered within the Reformed tradition, formed in 1957 with the union of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches.
- BelieverLv 78 years ago
The 33,000 is an extreme exaggeration used by those wishing to put down the Protestant churches in order to lift up themselves. They desire to divide rather than unify. They want you to believe the implication that each of these churches have a different doctrine, which they clearly do not.
If the same church is in two different countries, then they count it as two churches. If their names are different but the doctrine the same, then they count them as different churches. If they emphasize different things during worship services, then they count them as different churches. If they belong to a different association of churches, then they count them as different churches, even if the doctrine is the same. Even the Catholic church is counted as 242 different churches (which they intentionally will not tell you).
This is all about deception. The church, as talked about in the Bible, is the fellowship of believers (in Jesus Christ) and NOT about a particular denomination or sect. There are true believers found in both the Catholic church and the Protestant churches who love the Lord with all their heart mind and soul, follow His Word, share the Gospel and glorify the Lord in all they say and do.
- 4 years ago
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- 4 years ago
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- wescotdownsLv 48 years ago
Jesus' church is in the heart. It is not of this world. Church denominations are people doing their best to learn about God. Since people don't know everything all at once, they disagree on some issues, but in the end Jesus with make it plain to all of them. And you know how people don't like to listen to each other, much less to God.
- FROG ELv 78 years ago
Christians are the one church....Jesus did not start a religion
- Anonymous8 years ago
they refuse to believe in the authority given to the successor of peter , even though he holds the keys . most of them are confused and believe they are the one true denomination , but the holy spirit is not the author of confusion as it states in 1 cor. 14:33
- Anonymous8 years ago
Of all the religions in the world, none are more divided than the christians. Even the muslkms. That is all you need to know.
- skyLv 48 years ago
There are those that try to eat the cake and have it.
The bottom line is that you need to change for God ;He can't change for you.
- MakaLv 78 years ago
they kept protesting.