CATHOLIC OR PROTESTANT?

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Our Catholic friends call us Protestant because we protest against much of their teaching, just as they protest against much of ours. I am neither Protestant nor Catholic, for neither is found in nor authorized by the Bible. I am only a Christian. But I do believe everyone should have the right to worship as his own conscience dictates. I thank God that we live in a country where religious freedom was and hopefully always will be guaranteed. Churches of Christ are the pre-denominational church established by Christ in 33 A.D. (Mt 16:18; Rom 16:16). There are about 250 congregations in DFW. Catholicism came centuries later and Protestantism came even later. The name Christian appears three times in the Bible (Acts 11:26; 26:28; I Pet 4:11). Even if millions believe something, that does not make it right. In religion Jesus said the majority is wrong and that only a few will be saved (Mt 7:13-14). Most people in the 17th century believed the earth was flat and motionless except Galileo who was condemned by the Roman church as a heretic on June 22, 1633. They threatened his excommunication, confiscation of property, imprisonment and death. Ask for booklet: Neither Catholic, Protestant, Nor Jew.

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