Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How Old is your Church?


THIS IS A MOST INTERESTING QUESTION!!!

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WILL ASTOUND MANY OF YOU!

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 re-marry.

If you are a PRESBYTERIAN, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland
IN THE YEAR 1560.

If you are a member of the CONGREGATIONALIST, your religion was originated by Robert Brown in Holland IN THE YEAR 1582.

If you are a BAPTIST, you owe the tenets of your religion to your founder, John Smyth, who launched this denomination in the city of Amsterdam IN THE YEAR 1605.

If you are of the DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH, you recognize Michaelis Jones as your founder, because he originated your religion in New York IN THE YEAR 1628.

If you are a PROTESTANT EPISCOPALIAN, your religion was an offshoot of the Church Of England, and your offshoot was founded by Samuel Seabury in the American Colonies in the 17th Century.

If you are a METHODIST, your religion was launched by John and Charles Wesley in England IN THE YEAR 1744.

If you are a UNITARIAN, then Theophilus Lindley is the founder of your church, in London IN THE YEAR 1774.

If you are a MORMON (LATTER DAY SAINTS) your modern religion was started by Joseph Smith in Palmyra, New York, IN THE YEAR 1829.

If you worship with THE SALVATION ARMY, your sect began with Willian Booth in the city of London IN THE YEAR 1865.

If you are a CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST, you recognize that your religion was begun by Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy IN THE YEAR 1879.

If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as "CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE", or "PENTECOSTAL GOSPEL", Or "HOLINESS CHURCH", or "PILGRIM HOLINESS CHURCH", or "JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES", Or any of the MULTIPLE THOUSANDS OF STOREFRONT CHURCHES, then your religion is one of the thousands of new sects founded by men WITHIN THE PAST 150 YEARS!

If you are a ROMAN CATHOLIC,
Then you know that your Church was founded IN THE YEAR 33
BY JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD,
AND IT IS STILL THE SAME CHURCH!!!

5 comments:

  1. The Jews have the Catholics beat... :-)

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  2. Jesus wasn't Catholic!

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  3. Our Lord did not call Himself Catholic because that term did not come into use until many years after He was crucified and died. However, it would be preposterous to make the claim that He did not practice the religion which He Himself founded! Also, it should be noted that Our Lord condemned the Pharisees and the Sadducees (scribes) because they had added man-made doctrine to the true religion. c.f. Matt 23 (http://drbo.org/cgi-bin/d?b=drb&bk=47&ch=23&l=26&f=s#x). We also know from history that the Jewish religion of the 21st century is based on the teachings and writings of the Pharisees after the Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 AD (including the Talmud which contains blasphemies against Our Lord). So to think that Our Lord worshipped in the same religion that today's Jews worship is beyond the pale.

    I can't think of any religion in practice today which is older than the Catholic religion which is the One True Religion. It could be argued that since the Catholic religion is the fulfillment of the Old Testament that it is the same religion and therefore it is the oldest. But even if one concedes that it came into existence in 33 AD, I cannot think of any religion in practice today which is older.

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  4. People should talk more about how we are being tested. If Adam and Eve were tested so are their offspring. One of the tests is arrogance. Everyone likes to play "pope". Don't you realize that the scriptures are not clear in many doctrines? If you disagree, why so many religions? You actually think Jesus left this earth without some authority to test to see if we play the arrogant fool or the humble wise person that requires direction. Jesus gave us the commandment to love one another as He has loved us. We need the grace that comes from the Catholic Church to know how to love others in the way Jesus did. Through the 'keys' given to Peter and every bishop of Rome, Jesus has been giving us the grace through them so we can understand how He loved us. Not going to find that among the protesters called Protestants.

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