Saturday, April 27, 2013
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 Non-Christian 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 William 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 it not one of these 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 TODAY!!!