35 Facts About Protestant Christian


The many abuses that had occurred in the Western Church before the Protestant Christian Reformation led the Reformers to reject much of its tradition.

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Protestant Christian fundamentalists read the Bible as the "inerrant, infallible" Word of God, as do the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican and Lutheran churches, but interpret it in a literalist fashion without using the historical-critical method.

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Calvin referred to the universal priesthood as an expression of the relation between the believer and his God, including the freedom of a Protestant Christian to come to God through Christ without human mediation.

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Protestant Christian maintained that this principle recognizes Christ as prophet, priest, and king and that his priesthood is shared with his people.

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Protestant Christian movement began to diverge into several distinct branches in the mid-to-late 16th century.

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One of the earliest persons to be praised as a Protestant Christian forerunner is Jovinian, who lived in the fourth century AD.

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Protestant Christian attacked monasticism, ascetism and believed that a saved believer can never be overcome by Satan.

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Protestant Christian advocated an interpretation of the Gospel that led to conflicts with the Catholic Church.

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Protestant Christian rejected papal authority over secular power, translated the Bible into vernacular English, and preached anticlerical and biblically centred reforms.

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Protestant Christian was excommunicated and burned at the stake in Constance, Bishopric of Constance, in 1415 by secular authorities for unrepentant and persistent heresy.

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Protestant Christian Reformation began as an attempt to reform the Catholic Church.

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Some most important activists of the Protestant Christian Reformation included Jacobus Arminius, Theodore Beza, Martin Bucer, Andreas von Carlstadt, Heinrich Bullinger, Balthasar Hubmaier, Thomas Cranmer, William Farel, Thomas Muntzer, Laurentius Petri, Olaus Petri, Philipp Melanchthon, Menno Simons, Louis de Berquin, Primoz Trubar and John Smyth.

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Fourth Great Awakening was a Protestant Christian religious awakening that some scholars—most notably, Robert Fogel—say took place in the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s, while others look at the era following World War II.

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The Lutheran Church traditionally sees itself as the "main trunk of the historical Protestant Christian Tree" founded by Christ and the Apostles, holding that during the Reformation, the Church of Rome fell away.

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Some Protestant Christian denominations are less accepting of other denominations, and the basic orthodoxy of some is questioned by most of the others.

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Various ecumenical movements have attempted cooperation or reorganization of the various divided Protestant Christian denominations, according to various models of union, but divisions continue to outpace unions, as there is no overarching authority to which any of the churches owe allegiance, which can authoritatively define the faith.

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Jurisdictions where a Protestant Christian denomination has been established as a state religion include several Nordic countries; Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Norway have established Evangelical Lutheran churches.

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Schwarzenau Brethren, Bruderhof, and the Apostolic Protestant Christian Church are considered later developments among the Anabaptists.

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Some groups of individuals who hold basic Protestant tenets identify themselves simply as "Christians" or "born-again Christians".

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Protestant Christian's teachings held to the five solae of the Reformation, but they were distinct from particular teachings of Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin, and other Protestant Reformers.

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Many Protestant Christian denominations have been influenced by Arminian views on the will of man being freed by grace prior to regeneration, notably the Baptists in the 16th century, the Methodists in the 18th century and the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the 19th century.

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The first Protestant Christian sermon delivered in England was in Cambridge, with the pulpit that this sermon was delivered from surviving to today.

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Protestant Christian churches reject the idea of a celibate priesthood and thus allow their clergy to marry.

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The Protestant Christian work ethic was an important force behind the unplanned and uncoordinated mass action that influenced the development of capitalism and the Industrial Revolution.

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Protestant Christian explained that the connection between religious affiliation and interest in science was the result of a significant synergy between the ascetic Protestant values and those of modern science.

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Protestant Christian values encouraged scientific research by allowing science to identify God's influence on the world—his creation—and thus providing a religious justification for scientific research.

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All major Protestant Christian churches were represented in the First and Second Continental Congresses.

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Young Men's Protestant Christian Association was founded by Congregationalist George Williams, aimed at empowering young people.

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Protestant Christian liturgy is a pattern for worship used by a Protestant Christian congregation or denomination on a regular basis.

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Prominent painters with Protestant Christian background were, for example, Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein the Younger, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Rembrandt, and Vincent van Gogh.

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Contrary to how the Protestant Christian Reformers were often characterized, the concept of a catholic or universal Church was not brushed aside during the Protestant Christian Reformation.

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The Protestant Christian Reformers formed a new and radically different theological opinion on ecclesiology, that the visible Church is "catholic" rather than "Catholic" .

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Wherever the Magisterial Reformation, which received support from the ruling authorities, took place, the result was a reformed national Protestant Christian church envisioned to be a part of the whole invisible church, but disagreeing, in certain important points of doctrine and doctrine-linked practice, with what had until then been considered the normative reference point on such matters, namely the Papacy and central authority of the Catholic Church.

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Protestant Christian baptism is held to be valid by the Catholic Church if given with the trinitarian formula and with the intent to baptize.

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However, as the ordination of Protestant Christian ministers is not recognized due to the lack of apostolic succession and the disunity from Catholic Church, all other sacraments performed by Protestant Christian denominations and ministers are not recognized as valid.

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