Friday, 10 November 2017

A diluted reformation point

Luther Bible, 1534
Luther Bible, 1534 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
500 years ago most protestant take October 31 as Reformation Day and the beginning of Protestantism where Luther gave the Bible to the people.

One of the key findings in “U.S. Protestants Are Not Defined by Reformation-Era Controversies 500 Years Later”is that today U.S. Protestants are split on that issue that played a key role in the Reformation:
> 46% say the Bible provides all the religious guidance Christians need, a traditionally Protestant belief known as sola scriptura. But 52% say Christians should look for guidance from church teachings and traditions as well as from the Bible, the position held by the Catholic Church.

  • Just 30% of all U.S. Protestants affirm both sola fide and sola scriptura.
  • However, belief in sola fide and sola scriptura is much more prevalent among white evangelical Protestants than among white mainline Protestants or black Protestants in the United States. Among self-identified white evangelicals, 44% express both convictions, and this figure rises to 59% among white evangelicals who say they attend church at least once a week.
 Preceding article:
Only six of ten commandments of God still important to British Christians


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