giovedì, novembre 03, 2005

Old but true

From here:

"How Old is Your Church?
If you are a member of Calvary Chapel, Chuck Smith began your congregation in Costa Mesa, California in 1975.

If you are a believer at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship, your denomination was started by Ken Guillickson and Keith Green in Santa Monica, California in 1974.

If you are a follower of the Church of Scientology, your group owes its origin to science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard in Washington D. C. in 1952.

If you are a worshipper at the Iglesia ni Cristo, Felix Manalo instituted your sect in the Philippines in 1914.

If you belong to one of the religious organizations known as 'Church of the Nazarene', 'Pentecostal Gospel', 'Holiness Church', 'Pilgrim Holiness Church', your denomination is one of the many thousands of new sects and religions founded by men within the past several hundred years.

If you are a Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year in which your religion was born and to Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy as its founder.

If you are a Jehovah's Witness, your religion was invented by 'Pastor' Charles Taze Russell in 1874, incorporated 1881.

If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865.

If you are a Seventh Day Adventist, Mrs. Ellen Gould White inaugurated your group in the United States in 1860.

If you are LDS or 'Mormon' (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Joseph Smith Jr. started your religion in Palmyra, NY, in 1829.

If you are a Methodist, your denomination was launched by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1744.

If you are a Protestant Episcopalian, your denomination was an offshoot of the Church of England founded by Samuel Seabury in the American colonies in the 17th century.

If you call yourself a Mennonite, your movement was named after Menno Simons, a Catholic priest for 12 years, who left the Church to join the conservative Anabaptist wing.

The Amish, started by Jacob Amman around 1693, are just one of many different church bodies within the Mennonite community in the U.S.

If you are of the Dutch Reformed church, you recognize Michaelis Jones as founder, because he originated your denomination in New York in 1628.

If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your denomination to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1605.

If you are a Congregationalist, your denomination was originated by Robert Browne in Holland in 1582.

If you are a Presbyterian, your denomination was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560.

If you belong to the Church of England, your denomination was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope could not grant him an annulment from his true and lawful wife, Catherine of Aragon, with the right to re-marry.

If you are a Lutheran, your denomination was founded by Martin Luther, an ex-monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517.

If you are Eastern Orthodox, your church was taken from the Catholic Church in 1054 when the Pope and an Eastern Patriarch excommunicated each other.


If you are a Roman Catholic, you know that your Church was founded in A.D. 33 by Jesus Christ, the Son of God."

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Julia ha detto...

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Layla ha detto...

I'm glad you enjoyed that list. I got taken to task for posting it by some folks who, apparently, weren't too fond of hearing the truth so plainly.

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