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Denominations Since Reformation

Since the Reformation why have so many denominations arisen?

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 ---Emcee on 6/20/06
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Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Could it possibly be that the many the denominations that your question speaks to could possibly be the harlots spoken of in the above verse?
---mima on 9/28/07

Many denominations have risen through pride, greed and arrogance of men. They were shunned by their church, so they formed their own. I have seen that a thousand times. Men starting a church so they could gain material wealth at the expense of others. They are only in it for gain, not salvation. They do not teach truths. they teach lies or their church would be empty. no one wants to hear they have to repent and live as an example of Jesus Christ. many here show how doctrines have been corrupted by men.
---ashley on 4/10/07

Because foolish men over the centuries have installed doctrines into Christianity in an attempt to make every one do what their religious pride told them was best for us.

The natural thing for a spiritually minded person to do is to split with them.

Hey they claimed it came by revelation whenst really it was pride, and now the only way to recant is to confess this.
Many have died holding fast to their lies, Joseph Smith is the perfect example.
---Pharisee on 4/10/07

Denominations are nothing new to Christianity, they appeared from the beginning. Denominations are an extension of mans pride & ego. 1Cr 1:12-13 Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, "I am of Paul," and "I of Apollos," and "I of Cephas," and "I of Christ." Has Christ been divided? Paul was not crucified for you, was he? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
---Ryan on 7/11/06

Jack if more people were familiar with Eastern Orthodox churches, you can be sure SOMEONE out there would find SOMETHING to object to!
---Donna2277 on 7/10/06

one of the signs of the ends times as jesus revealed was false teachers everywhere.aka the denominational church.just like any message when enough people twist and bends truth it ends up twisted and bent.But praise God no matter how much is false there is still truth.the truth of jesus.
---tom2 on 7/9/06

people and what they believe. An example. I know a fella who says God talks to him audibly,he doesn,t believe jesus was born of a virgin,he doesn,t believe jesus was God just a man.he doesn,t believe jesus is the only way to heaven.ANd he has had a church, and is starting another.
---tom2 on 7/9/06

If the RCC is the Great Whore, and her Protestant daughters are the harlots, that lets out the Eastern Churches, doesn't it?
---Jack on 7/9/06

because thers no unity in the church today. people disagree over Gods word and they believe it.God is the same yesterday today and forever.they exist because people can,t agree even on Gods word.and they can,t unify in the flesh.
---tom2 on 7/9/06

The extremist church my relitives went to said, The RCC was the beast, the protestants were the children of the beast. Everyone was the devil but them.

'Everyone their own church' as in fundamentalism'evangicals is a 'form of' gnosticism.
---MikeM on 6/22/06

Could it be that people don't like the standards they should live up to so it is easier to start a new church that satisfies this weeks craving than abide by the virtues taught from the beginning?
---cecelia on 6/22/06

I must say that Mima has an interesting point. The Mother of Harlots in Revelation is the Catholic Church. Could the Harlots be denominations? Highly unlikely, unless by way of Apostasy... a lot of churches have allowed the RCC to sway them. In that case it would be the One World Religion. Interesting.
---Helen_5378 on 6/22/06

Jack, why limit anything the Catholics teach? Why, what is taught from the present ones cannot change from what the others did. They are infallible remember. If they knew what was taught from the beginning to be wrong, and never changed it to be right, they are just as responsible for the others. Even when Vatican 2 changed many rules, the old ones continue because if they are change, it would only prove the old ones were wrong.
---karen on 6/22/06

Karen, please tell me just HOW current popes--we'll limit it to John Paul II and Benedict XVI--have "twisted God's word to their own means." Be specific.

BTW--I'm NOT Roman Catholic, and I can out do you in Church History. I warn you you're out of your depth if you try to argue with me about it.
---Jack on 6/21/06

Emcee, Mima does have a point.

If Rome is the Great Whore of Babylon, what does that make her Protestant daughters and granddaughters?
---Jack on 6/20/06

Mima, your answer is so far off.
---Lupe2618 on 6/20/06

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Jack, it is better to be free to worship the God of Scripture then to be told what is right and what is wrong by corrupt priest, and a corrupt foundation brought forward by all the corrupt popes that have taken God's Word and twisted to their own means. Only people that want to know find the facts and you can too if you go out and read the history of your Church. The many wives the popes had and the condemnation of the Jewish people. You have no ground to stand on that is good.
---karen on 6/20/06

I will tell you why, because, since that time people have been able to read and study the Bible for themselves. Where before they had to follow the false teachings of the Catholic church that are still taught today. Praise God for giving us sight. You can too Emcee learn the Truth. You placed the blog in order to cut down others from your faith but it can only show the deep hole everyone was in before the Reformation. I hope you get many great answers.
---lee_1 on 6/20/06

Rev Herb, if you believe that, I've got a nice Brooklyn Bridge on the moon to sell you. Of course, if a man knows so much about the Book of Shadows, can he be trusted about Church History?
---Jack on 6/20/06

REV Herb::Where does it say in the Bible where the Baptists came from,were they Followers of John the Baptist,since they were not disclaimers or were they ?
---Emcee on 6/20/06

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Because they believe the Bible Alone, and therefore some teach infant baptism, others deny it; some believe in baptism by immersion only, others allow other ways; some believe in a hierarchical structure of bishops, presbyters, and deacons and others don't; some teach baptismal regneration and others repudiate it; some worship on Saturday and some on Sunday, and so it goes.

And they ALL get these contradictory doctrines from believing the Bible Alone.
---Jack on 6/20/06

MIMA::Are you saying the denominations are Harlots?Descendants of EVE who consorted with Satan & defied GOD.Could be I am NOT a Bible scholar just RC.
---Emcee on 6/20/06

Rev Herb-( The Baptist are not protestant, they did not come from the Catholic church.
---Rev_Herb on 6/20/06 ) read your history, please. Anabaptist 1521, founder is Nicholas Storch and Thomas Munzer in Germany. Baptist 1609, Founder John Smyth in Amsterdam....
---ruben on 6/20/06

Why do the Catholic point at the "protestant" when the RCC are divided themselves? Seem like they think that are "one" church when they divided (many brances)themselves.
---Ramon on 6/20/06

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Because they believe in Bible Alone theory...
---ruben on 6/20/06

Because we still live in a fallen world.
---daphn8897 on 6/20/06

Because people do not rightly divide the the word. Before the reformation you had the true Christians and the Catholic religion. The true Christians were persicuted and call many names. The one that finally stuck was Baptist. The reformation occured when men of God realized the Catholic church was wrong. Those who came out of the Catholic church are called protestants. The Baptist are not protestant, they did not come from the Catholic church.
---Rev_Herb on 6/20/06

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