The Quantum Leap of Modern Christianity
Why do Modern Christian Pastors
Reject the Faith of their Original Protestant Reformers?
3 Unanswerable Questions for your Pastor

Second generational Protestant and author of many ideas in modern Protestantism: John Calvin. of France. (1509-1564)



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Fellow Christian:

Many modern Christian pastors have taught their congregations that absolutely no case can be made for the Catholic Faith. That it is the "traditions of man" or that it became apostate early on, (which is the Mormon "Great Apostasy" theory), or that its theology is UNBiblical. (Actually every Catholic doctrine has Biblical support, they are just the verses not underlined in your Bible or read in your church). Many modern Christians are then baffled why Catholics remain in the Catholic Church. The answer is, in part, where else would they go? Where else would a Christian go to believe as the Apostles taught the early Church? Isn't that what all Christians desire? To believe as the very Apostles taught Christ's early Church? Many modern Christians have been taught by their pastors that Catholic theology is not Apostolic, that it is not the teachings of the Apostles to Christ's early Church. I would offer the following challenge for them and their pastor:
Click here: 3rd Unanswered Challenge for the Modern Christian Theologies: Is Catholic theology Apostolic? Name one doctrine that isn't. Name one doctrine that Christ's early Church believed,,, that the Catholic Faith no longer does.

Is there a case for modern Christianity or the beliefs of your current church? Catholics might reject the Catholic faith if one could show the link between modern Christianity and the Apostles. Many of the beliefs modern pastors call "Biblical," were not even embraced by their own reformers.... What does that tell you? And what does that tell the very Catholics you would have leave the Church? The Church the Holy Bible calls:
"The Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth" 1 Tim 3:15.

THE FOLLOWING LIST OF 10 DOCTRINES contain but some of the beliefs held by modern Christians.

=>These beliefs were either repudiated by Protestantism's own reformers, or totally unheard of by the first Protestants in the 16th century.

=>And since even the first Protestant reformers did not embrace these ideas,,, it is virtually impossible for the Apostles to have taught them to Christ's early Church. For logic follows, since the Bible is a collection of the teachings of the Apostles, if the Apostles had never heard of these ideas, it would be impossible for them to write these ideas into the NT Bible.

My friend, just because your pastor says something is "Biblical," doesn't mean it was taught by the Apostles to Christ's infant Church. It just means it is "Biblical" to him, here in the 21st century. And if any modern Christian pastor is free to call "anything" Biblical, we are free to believe anything we want,,, as long as we call it "Biblical"... A perfect case in point is the "Jesus Only Pentecostals" who deny the Trinity and call this "Biblical."
Click here: Doctrine of the United Pentecostal Church - Why We Baptize in Only Jesus' Name.

As you read the following doctrines, ask yourself the "3 Unanswerable Questions" your pastor can't explain.


 

 

3 UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS FOR YOUR PASTOR:

1. “Pastor, if you claim some or all of the ideas listed below are “Biblical,” Why do we find that not one Christian soul (to include our own 1st reformers) believed such ideas until the last few hundred years?”

2. “Pastor, since the NT Bible is a written account of the Apostles teachings, how can these ideas be “Biblical,” if the Apostles did not teach them or if our own original reformers did not teach them? How did these ideas get into the Bible for you to declare them *Biblical*?”

3. “Pastor, is it your position then, that the Apostles “DID” teach these ideas of yours and subsequently wrote them into the NT Bible, yet not a single Christian soul taught them *again* until AFTER the original Protestants and AFTER the Protestant reformation? Does this make sense? Is this logical? Is this the logic you present every week to your congregation?

How will your pastor answer these questions about the following modern Christian ideas he teaches as "Biblical?"
Logic tells us that if the Apostles didn't teach it, it's not NT Biblical.


 

 

"A Partial List of Beliefs in Modern Christianity"
The first Protestants (and Apostolic Christianity for 2000 years) embraced *none* of the following new unorthodox ideas on Christ's Gospel.
The Holy Bible tells us:

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8

If Hebrews 13:8 is true, why do we find so many changes to Christ's Gospel as delineated below?

 

 

 

 

Click each idea for explanation and documentation for each idea's author and date of origin:

1.Click here: Once Saved Always Saved. Date of Origin: late 16th century by John Calvin. Previous to Calvin, not a single Christian in the history of the world taught or believed such an idea to include the 1st Protestants. How then did this idea get into the Holy Bible if the Apostles did not teach it and put it there?

 

2.Click here: Denial of the Eucharist as a Sacrament; denial of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist and consider it only a symbol. First espoused by Huldreich Zwingli yet formally preached by the Anabaptist sect in the 17th century. Have you ever underlined John 6:52-54, Mark 14:22-24. Matt. 26:26-28, Luke 22:19-20, 1 Cor. 10:16

3.Click here: Denial of Baptism as a Sacrament; denial of the salvational power of Baptism and consider it only a symbol. Date of Origin: John Calvin believed Baptism to be a Sacrament, yet he and the Anabaptist sect both denied it's role in salvation. "Baptism...now saves you" (1 Pet. 3:20–21)

4.Click here: Prohibiting Baptism to Infants. Date of Origin: 17th century by the Anabaptist sect. The Holy Bible never excludes infants or children nor to we ever read of a person being denied Baptism until the age of reason and then being Baptized. The Holy Bible tells us that "whole families were Baptized" with no exceptions. Whole families were Baptized through out Christian history until the invention of the Anabaptist sect who taught contrary to even their own Protestant reformers.

5.Click here: Baptism ONLY by immersion. Date of Origin: 17th century by the Anabaptist sect. Again prior to the Anabaptist sect, not one Christian in the preceding 1700 years taught Baptism ONLY by immersion to include the first Protestants. See Ezekiel 36:25-26

 

6. Click here: Belief in the Rapture: i.e., the seven year Tribulation and the literal thousand year reign of Christ, Dispensationalism or the "Left Behind" idea. Date of Origin: 19th century by Englishman John Nelson Darby. Not one person in the history of the world believed such an idea before the 19th century. How then did the Apostles teach it and write it into the Holy Bible?

7.Click here: Denial of the perpetual virginity of the Virgin Mary, believing she had other children, and denying her historic title "Mother of God". Dates of Origin: the former dates from the 17th century, the latter is the 5th century Nestorian Heresy which denied the two natures of Christ by claiming the Virgin Mary was only the mother of his humanity. This split Christ into two persons, one human and one divine. This 5th century heresy resurfaced again in post-reformational Protestantism. All reformers repudiated this heresy as well as the idea that the "Brothers of the Lord" were true brothers, vs step-brothers from Joseph or cousins. (There is no word for cousin in Hebrew).

8. Click here: modern Christian Pastor's open acceptance of civil divorce by a secular state authority, and on that state's authority re-marrying Christians against what God has previously joined together. Date of Origin: early 20th century. Now embraced by the whole of Protestantism. Mark 10:9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder. 10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter.11And he said to them, 'Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her; 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery'" (cf. Luke 16:17-18). The Catholic Church and only the Catholic Church refuses to recognize the authority of a secular state government in these matters.

9. Click here: Acceptance of Female Clergy by many modern Christian churches. Date of Origin: late 20th century by mainline and now nondenominational Christian churches. Not only is this unbiblical but it is also Anti-Biblical and contradicts 2000 years of Christian teaching.

10. Click here: The growing acceptance of openly homosexual clergy and homosexuality in general by mainline and nondenominational Christian churches. Date of Origin: the last 20 years. As Sola Scriptura or the "Bible Only" theory dictates, anything can be called Biblical in modern Christianity.

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Your current church may not teach all of these new ideas, but they are all products of the Bible Only idea which lets modern Christians believe anything they want as long as they call it "Biblical."
Yet more importantly, all of these ideas must be rejected as "Apostolic" for not one of them was taught by Protestantism's own reformers much less the Apostles to Christ's early Church. How can they be "Biblical" as your pastor has told you, if the Apostles did not teach them and write them into the Bible?

 

Ancient, historical Christianity and modern Christianity are irreconcilable.
The modern Christian theologies are not what the Apostles taught and wrote into the Holy Bible.
They are by definition, unbiblical.

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The Apostles and your own Protestant reformers would roll over in their graves if they learned what modern Christianity and your pastor is teaching today as Christ’s ONE Gospel.
"There is One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, One God." (Eph 4:4)
The Holy Scriptures tell us that Christ’s Gospel does not change, so how did it change for your pastor?
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings." Hebrews 13:8-9

My friend, the logic of this argument is this: if Protestantism's own reformers did not believe the above ideas, how could the Apostles have taught them to the early Church!? How could the Apostles have written these ideas into the NT Bible if they never heard of them? How could these ideas be “Biblical” if the Protestant reformers did not even teach them? How could these ideas be “Biblical” if the Apostles did not teach them? The only logical conclusion, is that all of these ideas are but modern inventions and modern interpretations of the Bible that have zero link to the Apostles in any shape or form.

 

 

How do modern Christian pastors explain this "Quantum Leap" of their modern theology?

 

 


3 UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS FOR YOUR PASTOR:

1. “Pastor, if you claim some or all of the ideas listed above are “Biblical,” Why do we find that not one Christian soul (to include our own 1st reformers) believed such ideas until the last few hundred years?”

2. “Pastor, since the NT Bible is a written account of the Apostles teachings, how can these ideas be “Biblical,” if the Apostles did not teach them or if our own original reformers did not teach them? How did these ideas get into the Bible for you to declare them *Biblical*?”

3. “Pastor, is it your position then, that the Apostles “DID” teach these ideas of yours and subsequently wrote them into the NT Bible, yet not a single Christian soul taught them *again* until AFTER the original Protestants and AFTER the Protestant reformation? Does this make sense? Is this logical? Is this the logic you present every week to your congregation?


How does your modern Christian pastor explain the Quantum leap from his modern teachings, *past the reformers*,,, to the Apostles (who he claims taught these ideas and wrote them into the Bible)?
How did the Apostles teach these novel ideas when Protestantism's own reformers didn't even embrace them?
How did these ideas get into the Bible if they were invented only centuries ago??
Have you asked your pastor these questions??

That is the irreconcilable problem one must resolve before embracing modern Christian theology in any shape or form. This is what modern Christians are asking Catholics to accept as "logical," when in reality it is a physical impossibility. If modern Christian pastors can answer this "Quantum Leap," I'm sure Catholics will be on the road to rejecting Catholicism (and the faith of the Protestant reformers...) and embracing ideas conjured up in the last few hundred years. How does your pastor explain this? Christ's Gospel does not change anymore than Christ does.

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings." Hebrews 13:8-9


The following site gives the origin of these modern Christian ideas (and others). The site provides the historical date and the man who invented these ideas. Just as before Thomas Edison in the 19th century, there was no such thing as an electric light bulb, likewise, before the last few hundred years, the ideas that your pastor teaches you are "Biblical," did not exist either. To say that the Apostles taught these ideas, is akin to saying the Apostles wrote Scripture by electric lights! It's the same logic. But this logic is virtually impossible. This methodology is not sound nor logical. Just because your pastor tells you something is "Biblical" or just because you have believed something for years on end,,,,doesn't mean it's true. I just want to believe as the Apostles taught the early Church, no matter where it leads me and no matter what it costs. I would assume any Christian would, Catholic or Protestant. The Holy Bible commands us all to:
“Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

Test your pastors modern theology for apostolicity at:
Click here: The Origins and Authors of Distinctly modern Christian Doctrines





My friend, can you explain this "Quantum Leap" over your own reformers? If you can't, and you seek what the Apostles taught the early Church, please
Click here: for HELPFUL LINKS or the 14 sobering questions to test modern Christian theology for Apostolicity as the Bible commands. Test this modern theology to see if it is Biblical AND that the Apostles actually taught these ideas. Reject this theology if you find these ideas to be mere modern inventions, not taught by Protestantism's own reformers, that have absolutely zero link to Jesus Christ. The Holy Bible tells us to:

"Keep watch over yourselves and over the whole flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you overseers in which you tend the church of God, that he acquired with his own blood. I know after my departure, savage wolves will come among you and they will not spare the flock. And from your own group men will come forward perverting the truth to draw disciples away after them." Acts 20:28-30

There is a case for the Catholic theology. Perhaps you have just not given it a fair hearing. I can guarantee you that much of what your current pastor "says" Catholics believe, is not what they really believe. Always go to the source. One wouldn't ask the Democrats to comments on Republican ideas, and likewise, it is not fair to ask modern Christian Pastors to comment on Catholic theology. Ask "knowledgeable" Catholics what Catholic theology teaches or read it yourself on this site below or the HELPFUL LINKS page. Catholic theology was not invented in the last few hundred years as we find in Christianity, it is the faith of the Apostles and that of your Christian Fathers for 2000 years. That is why the following claim is easy to make and substantiate.


Click here: 3rd Unanswered Challenge for the modern Christian Theologies: Is Catholic theology Apostolic, name one doctrine that isn't. Name one doctrine the early Church believed, that the Catholic Faith no longer does.

Again the Holy Bible commands us to:
“Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22
Test modern Christian theology against Catholic theology for Apostolicity. If one's own Protestant reformers didn't believe such ideas on Christ's Gospel, why do you? Remember what the Holy Scriptures tell us:

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings."
Hebrews 13:8-9

Please email me with your questions, objections or comments.
God Bless you,
Daniel

"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." 1 Peter 3:15




 

 



14 SOBERING BIBLICAL QUESTIONS
FOR THE DEVOUT CHRISTIAN
The Catholic Faith comprises the verses not underlined in your personal Bible nor taught in modern Christian seminaries or churches.


Read the Bible verses not underlined in your Bible.

“Test everything. Hold on to the good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21


Suggested reading:

Catholic Answers: "Pillar of Fire, Pillar of Truth" A compendium of basic Catholic beliefs and the Biblicism behind these beliefs. http://www.catholic.com/library/pillar.asp

1. "Bible Only" Christian or "Bible Believing" Christian?
Click Here: 40+ Modern Christian Practices and Doctrines not found in the Holy Bible...
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/unbiblical.html

2. Three Questions your pastor can't answer...
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/formypastor.html

3. Seven Reasons Christians go to church. Which one is yours? ...
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/forchurch7reasons.html

4. THE ORIGINS & AUTHORS OF THE PROTESTANT THEOLOGIES.
Do you know who authored Modern Christianity's distinctive beliefs and in what century? You might be surprised.
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/dates.html


5. "The 7 Stages of Christian Spiritual Development."
What stage are you?...

http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/7stages.html


6. Faith Alone (Sola Fide): It is a Catholic position.
Has your pastor taught you that Catholics must "work their way to Heaven?" Another misunderstanding of Catholic theology. http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/faithalone.html


7. "Who is the Bride of Christ?
What does the Holy Bible say? ...
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/bride.html

8. Non-Catholics often ask: "WHAT ELSE IS THERE?"
"What else has Christ's Infallible Authority besides the Holy Scriptures?"
Read the verses not underlined in your Bible nor taught in your seminaries or present church.

http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/whatelse.html

9. Is Sola Scriptura or the "Bible Only theory" even Biblical?
Where does the Bible teach the "SOLA" in Sola Scriptura?
Click here to read what the Bible says about God's Word and how it is to be taught...
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/ss.html


10. Did the Bereans "Search the Scriptures" and thereby follow the "Bible Only" theory?
Many claim they did, but not if you read the whole chapter, i.e., the verses not taught in Modern Christian churches. Read the story again and then decide. http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/bereans.html


11. The 3rd Unanswered Challenge for Non-Catholic Theologies: Is the Catholic Faith Apostolic?
Name just one Catholic doctrine that isn't. Name one doctrine the early Church believed,,,, that the Catholic Faith *no longer does*. Why can't the Modern Christian theologies make the same bold claim?
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/3challenge.html

12. Biblically, did the "official teachings or doctrines" of the Catholic Church become corrupt or apostate? Are there verses in the Holy Scriptures that forbid this? What does the Holy Bible really say about: "The Church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth" 1 Tim 3:15? http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/gatesofhell.html

13. Is Praying to Saints Biblical? Is the "Hail Mary" prayer Biblical? (Read the Verses not underlined in your pastor's Bible.) http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/saints.html

14. HOW NON-CATHOLICS ARE COMPELLED TO USE AND EMBRACE AN UNBIBLICAL AND ANTI-BIBLCIAL DEFINATION AND CONCEPT OF CHRIST'S CHURCH
http://www.angelfire.com/home/protestantchallenges/onchurch.html

 

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