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Facts About the Protestant Reformation


Apology:
I apologize for the harsh tone of this page. But you only have to talk for a short time with a Fundamentalist, Evangelical, or Protestant Christian to awaken the harshest of conversations, to awaken the "learned" hatred some of these people hold in their hearts for the Catholic Church.

I do not hate protestants. I DO strongly disagree with the OPINIONS protestants hold against the Catholic Church.


Reasons why I cannot accept the Protestant interpretation of scripture:

    Unity in hate?

  1. The ONLY point of unity of the Protestant churches is in their hatred of the Catholic Church. Unity in hate?
  2. One voice?

  3. If I accept your interpretation of scripture, why shouldn't I accept ALL the other Protestant interpretations of scripture - each one as committed and fanatical about the validity of their interpretation as you. There is ONE bible. If the Protestant interpretation of scripture is true, then they all should be able to speak with ONE voice. I have experienced a room full of people who call themselves Christians but belong to different denominations. They differ on pretty much EVERY point of doctrine. Because there is NO unity of Protestant doctrine, I cannot accept one individual interpretation of scripture. The reason why there are so many different Protestant churches is: arguments over doctrine. Protestant churches split because of bitter disputes about doctrine - not love. The 1980 Encyclopedia of Religion lists 7,889 Protestant denominations in 212 countries.
  4. Infallible?

  5. The assumption of Divine Authority in doctrine and the interpretation of scripture. By doing this, you make yourself out to be a pope. You assume your interpretation is INFALLIBLE. I cannot accept that. You are just a man like me - a sinner. Only ONE Church has the right and Divine Apostolic Authority documented and verified historically to claim INFALLIBLE interpretation of scripture and Christian doctrine - the Catholic Church.





Conclusions:
  1. The fathers of the Protestant Reformation - Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, and King Henry VIII - were mean and nasty people. No love is evident in their lives. No grace can be seen.
  2. The Protestant Reformers were 'blocked' from believing and understanding free will because they themselves were slaves of their sins and passions. M. Luther BOASTED of his lack of self-control.

    [Rom 8:13] for if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body you will live.

    [Rom 8:14] For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

  3. Christ inside of your heart is the reality of true freedom. Jesus Christ is freedom in the flesh (John 8:36).
  4. If a person does not believe in freedom, how could they truly believe in Christ who is freedom?
  5. M. Luther had no REAL FAITH because he purposely ignored love and directed his disciples not to follow the 10 Commandments (according to Romans 13:9,10 the Decalogue - Exodus 20 is love), and M. Luther denied the reality of freedom. God is love (1 John 4:8) and Jesus is freedom (John 3:36).
  6. Because the Protestant Reformation is based for the most part on greed, sex, and violence, and not on truth, love, grace and the fruits of the Spirit, I do not put any faith or confidence in the philosophy and teachings of Luther, Calvin, or Zwingli.
  7. After analyzing the historical record in regard to the leading fathers of the Protestant Reformation, it becomes VERY clear the inspiration they received was of a demonic and devilish nature.
  8. For over 400 years now we can see the fruit of the Protestant Reformation. If the seeds planted were good seed, we would see good trees, and vice-a-versa. The plants that grew are fragmented, bitter to other plants that grew from the same seed, intolerant, and dying (according to a recent letter from James Dobson of Focus on the Family, more than 4000 churches are closing each year).
  9. The Catholic Church has over 1 billion people in her congregation. She shows no sign of dying any time soon. There still remains a Pope as in ages past. She promotes health, tolerance, free will, and a dedicated desire to unify the Body of Christ. This old tree continues to grow good fruit.
  10. The Catholic Church is and remains the true Church of Christ Jesus.

Granted: it is common knowledge that people are sinners. The congregation of the Catholic Church is not immune to this. Popes, Cardinals, Priests, and others in authority have in the past and do now abuse the name of Christ. The difference is - and it is very important for you to understand this - the doctrines of the Catholic Church existed hundreds of years before these people were ever born. And in violation of these doctrines they sin. They have not invented anything new, but have passed on scripture and tradition learned from the past.

In order to fully understand scripture, a person must be of the proper frame of mind and heart - otherwise, they will not understand it and will invariably get the wrong message. The Protestant Reformers were of entirely the wrong frame of mind and heart to interpret scripture correctly, and out of admittedly depraved hearts and minds they invented a new gospel.



[John 13:35.15] By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

[Gal 5:22.6] But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

[Gal 5:23] gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.

[1John 4:20] If any one says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.



Most of these facts are presented in the book "The Facts About Luther" distributed and available through TAN Books and Amazon Books.


All Glory and Honor are yours Almighty One, forever and ever, Amen!