posted on Mar, 7 2006 @ 12:46 PM
Mainstream Christianity in today's world is split between Catholocism and Protestantism (which includes Lutherans, Evangelists, Born-Agains,
Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, etc).
If Martin Luther thought that Catholocism was not True Christianity, then how did "fixing" Catholocism bring back the Truth? The Catholic Church was
founded in the 300's by pagan Emporer Constantine, during which he made many changes to Christianity to make it more palatable. If over 1200 years
passed on with the Truth having been distorted, how can someone claim to have "Reformed" Christianity to bring back the Truth?
How can multiple successive (not to mention diverging) reforms bring back True Christianity? The Baptists teach that you have to physically be
immersed in water to be Baptized, while Evangelists and Born-Agains teach that you just have to believe, and that is the true baptism, and that
immersion baptism is a distortion of the truth. Catholics just give you a little sprinkle with holy water.
Both groups interpret "being born of water and of the spirit" in completely different ways. Baptists say that "water" is water, and the
Evangelists say that "water" is another word for the spirit, even though the "spirit" is named separately in the same Bible verse.
Anyway, this is information that I have gathered by talking with people from these actual faiths. If these are single indivituals who have given me
mistaken information, then I apologize for passing it on.
If the Catholic Church is wrong, then Protestantism, which came from Catholocism, must also be wrong, since Reformists were just normal guys that
translated the Bible in their own spin-off way.
If the Catholic Church is right, then Protestantism, which fell away from Catholocism, must still be wrong.