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The Reformation did not fail.
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:31am

The reformation took away political power from the Roman
Catholic Church, an event from which the Roman Catholic Church is still recoiling.

It is a horrible thing when Christianity is described as a
powerful political entity. No matter who does it, it is horrible.

There are significant differences still in what is taught as gospel in non-Catholic Christianity and Catholicism. There
will be no reunification with Catholicism.

There may be a new movement of the Holy Spirit resulting in yet another Reformation, but there will be no return to Catholicism. The dwindling numbers are an indication of that.

The five solae, as Biblical Christian doctrine, remain bedrock in Christian teaching. Without that basis in teaching, there is no universal Christianity.

Sola Scriptura (“Scripture alone”): The Bible alone is our highest authority.
Sola Fide (“faith alone”): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
Sola Gratia (“grace alone”): We are saved by the grace of God alone.
Solus Christus (“Christ alone”): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King.
Soli Deo Gloria (“to the glory of God alone”): We live for the glory of God alone.

Priests, confession, and 'doing' penance, are not Scriptural, and tradition is not authoritative. Do you think Catholicism will reject these heresies?

God will be glorified in spite of those who call themselves Christians. It's a shame, but there it is.

  • The Reformation, led by Luther, failed.Merlin, Sun Oct 29 5:00am
    The Reformation, led by Luther, failed. Here's how we could finally reunite the Christian church Monument of Martin Luther in Wittenberg, Germany. It was the first public monument of the great... more
    • The Reformation did not fail. — shadow, Sun Oct 29 6:31am
      • Nor Did the Reformation SucceedMerlin, Sun Oct 29 7:15am
        because it merely Fragmented Christianity rather than Reforming. I agree with you about the obstacles, and I agree with the author, Peter J. Leithart, about: "Only God’s Spirit can overcome the... more
        • The intent was to reform the RCC. But the church would not be reformed, and in that choice, separated itself from Christendom.
          • I Think That's Debatable...Amadeus, Mon Oct 30 6:50pm
            It created a reformed theology, but as to whether or not it would be its "original" state... There was a bit of confusion amongst the apostles and early Christians about exactly what that was. Amadeus
        • Doctrines of men won't save us. The Church needs to be united but what unite it? Only the Grace of God.
        • Your Paradigm Is Too Constricted...Amadeus, Sun Oct 29 7:52pm
          The Reformation could not succeed by merely reforming Catholicism, because monolithic, organized religions can't adequately accommodate the individual nature of personal revelation and faith. Faith + ... more
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