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Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Passing of Protestantism

I just thought I'd write a few notes on my observations about Protestantism. I want any readers who belong to Protestant faith communities to know I am sensitive to this issue, being raised in a liberal Protestant home, and I do love all protestants, but not the heresy known as Protestantism as a perversion of truth for the pain and ruptures it has caused our Mother the Church.



Last night I was reading Acts 18:23 where St. Luke records St. Paul saying "For passing by and seeing your idols, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the Unknown God. What therefore you worship without knowing it, that I preach to you."

A couple points in support of the passing of Protestantism:
1. The movement is destroying itself inside out. Ever since Protestants thought they had the right to establish rival churches to Christ's Church, they have been fragmenting and splintering into more doctrinally diverse and smaller sects (denominations). We know from Sacred Tradition, the history of the Church, and Sacred Scripture that God never incorporated this into His Church, nor was it His Will. Nonetheless this fruit is an unseparable part of the movement.

The point: As Protestants splinter further they destroy the unity of their community, their credibility of doctrine and therefore must rely on non-denominationalism and the most basic Christian doctrine to bail them out.

2. The harbouring of a strange diversity of beliefs makes the movement condusive to the spread of secularism, and doubt in Christian history, revelations and miracles. This trend gives rise to strange meanings of baptism which means loss of the sacrament. The trend gives to the formation of strange cults such as Mormonism and Jehovah's witnesses, which are byproducts of American Protestantism. Unfortunately they have cut themselves off of the sanctifying grace found in many of the sacraments (5 out of 7) such as Confession, Holy Communion, Holy Orders, Extreme Unction and Confirmation by denying the sucessors of the apostles.

The point: Protestantism inherits an openness to strange doctrine that opens the gates to forces that wish to destroy it and any semblance of Christianity within.

3. They embrace a number of harmful moral beliefs, especially liberal Protestants. These beliefs are killing and destroying their future families and generations. They support population control, contraception, divorce, sexual pleasure over sexaul procreation, some support sodomy, and abortion.

The point: The largest Protestant denominations, which have become ultra-liberal, are destroying their future generations.


The good news: As Protestants lose their moral direction and their dogmatic direction, more and more they come back home to the Catholic Church to guide them to salvation, because they see God's unchanging beacon of faith, hope, truth, charity (love) and justice. The more their faith communities change, the more they long for the Body of Christ that does not change.

St. Paul is an excellent guide because as the pagan Gentiles worshipped the Unknown God, we see Protestants worship a God that through the generations they also know less and less of God. St. Paul lead them back home to the Catholic Church so we can together be an even stronger force of God's glory on earth! St. Paul please pray for them and for our Mother the Church!

To all protestants and Protestants:

Pax vobiscum

Allan O'Canada

4 Comments:

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    By Anonymous Danny Haszard, at 7:08 AM  

  • One of the problems with this post is your use of the word Protestant. By Protestant, do you mean conservative evangelicals? Liberal Anglicans? ECLA Lutherans? Reformed Church Calvinists? Clearly, there are important differences between these groups, and too much blurring of the lines is unhelpful.

    There does not seem to be good evidence that "the movement is destroying itself inside out". Certainly, many of the mainline churches have fallen on hard times. But the fervor of evangelical Christianity, particularly in the United States, does not seem to be abating.

    Your mention of Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons as "byproducts of American Protestantism" is likewise unhelpful. Most Protestants do not regard these groups as Christian. The association is thus tenuous at best.

    Stating that "Protestants" support "population control, contraception, divorce, sexual pleasure over sexual procreation, some support sodomy, and abortion" is a huge overgeneralization. This is true especially with regard to abortion; many Protestants have been, and likely will continue to be, leaders in the pro-life movement.

    Finally, your comparison of Protestants to the Pagans in Acts 18 is simply a poor analogy. With the exception of some fringe liberal denominations (e.g. United Church of Canada), Protestants worship one God in three persons, the God of the Bible. There is a vast difference between them and pagan polytheists.

    It would be more constructive if you could treat other Christians fairly, instead of subjecting them to ridiculous criticisms and comparisons.

    By Anonymous Dave, at 3:49 PM  

  • Allan:

    I think Dave here has unwittingly proven your point beautifully. What difference does it make if it's ECUSA, Anglican, Evangelical, or the other 20,000+ denominations? They're still a splinter of a splinter of a splinter, each with new ideas and personal interpretation of scripture as you wrote.

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