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SATURDAY, NOV 10, 2012  |  67 comments  |  1 commentary
The Reformation and Calvinism vs. Arminianism

By the opening years of the seventeenth century, the Reformation had turned European Christianity into a conglomeration of conflicting sects. The Roman Catholic Council of Trent drew a firm line between Catholics and Protestants by declaring that Roman Catholic tradition represents the final authority when it comes to interpreting the Bible.

In 1618, a war between Protestants and Catholics broke out when some Protestants tossed two Catholic ambassadors out a second-story window. Fortunately, the ambassadors survived. Unfortunately, they survived because they landed in a heap of horse manure. Historians have named this foul-smelling event the “Defenestration of Prague,” which proves once and for all that historians have no sense of humor when it comes to naming events.

The Defenestration of Prague—or, as I prefer to call it, “The Great Stinky Second-Story Window Tossing”—was how the Thirty Years’ ...


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Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
tragic conflict wrote:
"By the opening years of the seventeenth century, the Reformation had turned European Christianity into a conglomeration of conflicting sects. The Roman Catholic Council of Trent drew a firm line between Catholics and Protestants by declaring that Roman Catholic tradition represents the final authority when it comes to interpreting the Bible."
Today there are 41,000 Christian sects according to the Gordon-Conwell Center for the Study of Global Christianity.
This is not what Christ had in mind when he prayed:
Father, may they be one with one another, as I am one with You, so that the world will know that thou dids't send Me (John 17).
"We ought to have our [Christian] differences in private, not in public, because in public they hurt our witness."
-C. S. Lewis
With 500 years of bitter public conflict, the world neither knows nor cares that the Father sent Jesus.
"The Reformation is arguably the worst thing to ever occur to the Western world."
Biblical unity is not of denomination, but of Spirit. As for the Council of Trent "declaring that Roman Catholic tradition represents the final authority when it comes to interpreting the Bible," it had no authority to make such false declarations in the first place.
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jpw  Find all comments by jpw
a pack of dogs can be unified in chasing a cat!
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1517  Find all comments by 1517
Tragic conflict:
The worse thing that happened in Europe is the position of Pope. Jesus does not need a mockery of a vicar on earth for Him to sovereignly rule His Kingdom. Conflict is to come, as well as factions, read the Letters of Paul. The world believes we come from cosmic goo, so the Reformation is a foreign concept anyhow. The Reformation brought us out of the insidious devilry of the Popish church. Soli Deo Gloria!
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John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
tragic conflict wrote:
With 500 years of bitter public conflict, the world neither knows nor cares that the Father sent Jesus.
There will always be conflict between those who hold to the truth and those who hold to error. You do err when you blame those who hold to the truth. Note that Jesus himself had plenty of conflict when he walked this earth. Remember, he who IS the truth, had plenty of problems with those who disagreed with him.

Do you disagree?

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News Item11/10/12 6:53 AM
Angela Wittman | SW Illinois  Find all comments by Angela Wittman
In response to tragic conflict: Truth divides and Christ is the Sovereign Head of His Church.
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Michael Hranek | Endicott, New York  Protected NameFind all comments by Michael Hranek
Looks like the Christian Post is laying yet another paving stone in the highway to he_ _ ah er Rome

Inquisition anyone?

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tragic conflict  Find all comments by tragic conflict
"By the opening years of the seventeenth century, the Reformation had turned European Christianity into a conglomeration of conflicting sects. The Roman Catholic Council of Trent drew a firm line between Catholics and Protestants by declaring that Roman Catholic tradition represents the final authority when it comes to interpreting the Bible."

Today there are 41,000 Christian sects according to the Gordon-Conwell Center for the Study of Global Christianity.

This is not what Christ had in mind when he prayed:

Father, may they be one with one another, as I am one with You, so that the world will know that thou dids't send Me (John 17).

"We ought to have our [Christian] differences in private, not in public, because in public they hurt our witness."
-C. S. Lewis

With 500 years of bitter public conflict, the world neither knows nor cares that the Father sent Jesus.

"The Reformation is arguably the worst thing to ever occur to the Western world."

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