One Universal (Catholic) Church. Realize This then Love the Eucharistic Forever.

One, Catholic Church
“I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. (John 17:20-21)

How Many Christian Churches Are There?
Finding the Right Church documents 150+ denominations
Handbook of U.S. Denominations documents 200+ denominations
World Christian Encyclopedia cites 40,000+ AUTONOMOUS denominations worldwide

In 107 A.D. St Ignatius of Antioch referred to the “Catholic Church” to distinguish the Universal Christian Church from the heretical sects already popping up. (See http://www.conglomination.com for visual depictions and short descriptions on a few hundred).

Below are a some key sects existing in our age:

Denomination, Year Founded, Founder

Fundamentalist-Bible, 1920, J. Gresham Machen

Pentecostal, 1901, Charles Fox Parham and William Seymour

Jehovah Witness, 1874, Charles Taze Russell

Salvation Army , 1865, William Booth

Evangelical, 1860, Henry Ward Beecher, PhillipsBrooks,
Josiah Strong, Russell Conwell, Dwight Moody

Holiness, 1837, Phoebe Palmer

Mormons, 1830, Joseph Smith

Adventist, 1816, William Miller

Christian (Stone-Campbell Movement), 1809, Thomas Campbell

Reformed, 1790

Episcopal, 1783, Samuel Seabury and Anglican Clergy after the American Revolution

Methodist , 1739, John and Charles Wesley

Other, 1700
Brethern and Pietist, 1690, Jakob Philip Spener

Friends (Quaker), 1650, George Fox

Baptist, 1605, John Smyth

Congregational, 1582, Robert Brown

Calvinist-Presbyterian, 1555, John Knox and John Calvin

Anglican, 1534, King Henry VIII

Hutterian, 1530

Mennonite(Anabaptists), 1525, Menno Simons

Lutheran, 1515, Martin Luther

Disputed Apostolic Authority, 1070, Many

Orthodox, 1054, Patriarchs and Emporer

Catholic Church, 33, Jesus Christ

 

Can all these different churches sects be ONE in the way Jesus prayed?  The Catholic Church is the church founded by Jesus Christ and teaches they are not one, that the Catholic Church has the fullness of truth, and that the other ChristianChurches only have portions of truth.  Other Denominations are not in full union with the Catholic Church and are referred to as “Separated Brethren”.

“We must get to know the outlook of our separated brethren.  To achieve this purpose, study is of necessity required, and this must be pursued with a sense of realism and good will.  Catholics, who already have a proper grounding, need to acquire a more adequate understanding of the respective doctrines of our separated brethren, their history, their spiritual and liturgical life, their religious psychology and general background.”          The Decree on Ecumenism of Vatican II, No. 9

Some Subjects of Disagreement between Denominations and Sects

  • Abortion                            Yes/No/Sometimes
  • Baptism                             Infants vs Adult Only/Sprinkling vs
    Submersion/Rebaptism
  • Communion                      Real Presence(Transubstantiation) vs
    Co-Existence(Consubstantiation) vs
    Symbolic Presence/Open vs Congregation Only
  • Divinity of Jesus               Jesus is God and Man vs Jesus is First Creation vs
    Jesus is God With Phantom Body vs Jesus is Just a Man
  • Ignorance of Jesus            Jesus was God and Knew It vs
    Jesus was God and Learned It vs
    Jesus was Man and Became God
  • Trinity                               There is a Trinity vs There is not a Trinity vs
    Jesus is The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
  • Divorce                             Yes/No/Maybe
  • Church Government         God Instituted a Hierarchy vs God Did not
    with dozens of variations on both themes.
  • Ordained Priesthood         Priests Must be Ordained by those with Authority vs
    Self Ordination vs Ordination by the Laity vs
    No Priesthood
  • Heaven & Hell                  Hell Exists/Hell Does not Exist and same with heaven
  • Homosexuality                  Good/Bad/Indifferent
  • Inspiration of Scripture     Scripture has no errors, historical or theological vs
    Has historical errors vs Has many errors
  • Security of Salvation        Once Saved Always Saved vs
    Your Works Save You vs Variations on the two
  • Speaking in Tongues         You must speak in tongues vs You must not vs
    Some do and some don’t
  • Devotion to Saints            You can pray to saints vs You cannot
  • Scripture Alone                 Scripture Alone is the sole source of Authority vs
    It Isn’t
  • Canon of the Bible            Which books are inspired


If you and I have a disagreement about the subjects above, what should we do?  Practically all of the denomination founders had disagreements.  Their solution was to start their own church.  Is that what Christ told us to do?

Let’s take Baptism as an example.
Many denominations believe it is correct to baptize infants.  Other denominations believe it is very wrong to baptize infants.  Most denominations believe you should only be baptized once.  Others believe you should be baptized more than once.  Some denominations believe you can sprinkle water for baptism.  Others believe you must be submersed.

They cannot all be right.

Some of them must be falling into the error that Peter warned of when he wrote of Paul’s letters that:
“there are some things in them hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other scriptures”. (2 Pet 3:15-17)

So what should we do about our disagreements?

Jesus tells us what to do in Mat 18.  He tells us how to handle issues with other Christians.  As a final step in Mat 18:17 he says “If he refuses to listen to them TAKE IT TO THE CHURCH; and if he refuses to listen to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a Heathen”.

Why would Jesus tell us to take it to the church?  Why did he not tell us to study Scripture?  Paul explains.  Paul calls “the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth.” (1 Tim 3:15)

So, to settle our disagreement, which church should we go to?  Any church?

There must be a church protected from error.  It must have existed since the time of Christ.  It cannot have conflicting doctrines.  That church is the Catholic Church.

The doctrines taught are in agreement.  They are One.  And the Catholic Church can be found everywhere.  It is “Catholic” which means “Universal”.

That’s what the catholicity of the Church entails, the universality of the Church. The word comes from a Greek compound “kath-holan” which means “embracing all or pertaining to the whole.”

The word was first used by Ignatius of Antioch in 107 A.D. in an epistle he wrote to the Church at Smyrna. It caught on quickly. In fact by 140 A.D. it was commonplace to refer to the Church as Catholic.

In the account of Polycarp’s martyrdom, it’s spoken of that way without any sense of novelty. By the year 200, it’s found in the Muratorian fragment and from there, it just becomes a standard, stock formula to describe the Church of Christ. Of course it also appears in the Apostles’ Creed, which some scholars date back to the first century or the second century. So it is a very ancient and revered term indeed.

St. Irenaeus in France, writing in the second century;
“As I have already observed, the Church, having received this preaching and this faith from the Apostles, although scattered throughout the world, yet as if occupying one house, carefully preserves it.  For the churches which have been planted in Germany do not believe or hand down anything different, nor do those in Spain, nor do those in Gaul, nor do those in the East, nor do those in Egypt, nor do those in Libya, nor do those which have been established in the central regions of the world.”

St. Cyril of Jerusalem writing in the fourth century tells us that the Church is Catholic because she is spread throughout the whole world, that is, from one end to the other. Also because she universally and without ceasing teaches all of the doctrines which mankind must learn.

There is a geographical catholicity; that is, it’s universal in terms of geography. But there’s also a doctrinal catholicity, or oneness, that throughout the world the same truth is proclaimed — a truth which heals and saves mankind. Furthermore, because she directs all mankind, rulers and subjects, educated and unlettered, to the worship and reverence of God, the Church is catholic.

St. Augustine tells us,
“The Church is hidden from no one for it is the Catholic Church itself which is therefore called universal in Greek because it is spread throughout the entire world. It is not allowed to anyone not to know this Church for which reason, according to the word of Jesus Christ, it is not possible that it be hidden. There are many other things which keep me in the bosom of the Catholic Church — the unanimity of peoples and nations keeps me here, her authority, inaugurated in miracles, nourished by hope, augmented by love and confirmed by her age, keeps me here. The succession of priests from the very seat of the Apostle Peter up to the present episcopate keeps me here and last, the very name of Catholic, which not without reason belongs to this Church alone in the face of so many heretics, so much so that although all heretics want to be called Catholic, when a stranger inquires where a Catholic Church meets, not one of the heretics would dare point out his own basilica or meeting place. The name of the Catholic Church is peculiar to the true Church.”

By the way, we are the Catholic Church.  We are not the Roman Catholic Church.  The name “Roman Catholic Church” was given to us by the Anglicans while they were trying to call themselves Catholic.

St. Thomas Aquinas also tells us, “According to the promise of the Lord, the Apostolic Church of Peter remains free from all taint of heresy or deceit in its pontiffs, the Popes, and in the full faith and authority of Peter, and while other churches are shamed by errors, she reigns the solitary Church, unshakably established, imposing silence and closing the mouths of heretics and we, of necessity for our salvation, proclaim and confess this as the pattern of holy, apostolic tradition.”

The Catholic faith teaches us to see as brothers and sisters those who are not fully reconciled through the Body and Blood of Christ.

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

The Church is One
813. “The Church is one because of her source: ‘the highest exemplar and source of this mystery is the unity, in the Trinity of Persons, of one God, the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit.'[UR 2 # 5.] The Church is one because of her founder: for ‘the Word made flesh, the prince of peace, reconciled all men to God by the cross, . . . restoring the unity of all in one people and one body.'[GS 78 # 3.] The Church is one because of her ‘soul’: ‘It is the Holy Spirit, dwelling in those who believe and pervading and ruling over the entire Church, who brings about that wonderful communion of the faithful and joins them together so intimately in Christ that he is the principle of the Church’s unity.'[UR 2 # 2.] Unity is of the essence of the Church:
What an astonishing mystery! There is one Father of the universe, one Logos of the universe, and also one Holy Spirit, everywhere one and the same; there is also one virgin become mother, and I should like to call her ‘Church.'[St. Clement Of Alexandria, Paed. 1, 6, 42: PG 8,300.]”

814. “From the beginning, this one Church has been marked by a great diversity which comes from both the variety of God’s gifts and the diversity of those who receive them. Within the unity of the People of God, a multiplicity of peoples and cultures is gathered together. Among the Church’s members, there are different gifts, offices, conditions, and ways of life. ‘Holding a rightful place in the communion of the Church there are also particular Churches that retain their own traditions.'[LG 13 # 2.] The great richness of such diversity is not opposed to the Church’s unity. Yet sin and the burden of its consequences constantly threaten the gift of unity. And so the Apostle has to exhort Christians to ‘maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.'[Eph 4:3 .]”

815. “What are these bonds of unity? Above all, charity ‘binds everything together in perfect harmony.'[Col 3:14 .] But the unity of the pilgrim Church is also assured by visible bonds of communion:
– profession of one faith received from the Apostles;
-common celebration of divine worship, especially of the sacraments;
– apostolic succession through the sacrament of Holy Orders, maintaining the fraternal concord of God’s family.[Cf. UR 2; LG 14; CIC, can. 205.]”

816. “‘The sole Church of Christ (is that) which our Savior, after his Resurrection, entrusted to Peter’s pastoral care, commissioning him and the other apostles to extend and rule it…. This Church, constituted and organized as a society in the present world, subsists in (subsistit in) in) the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him.'[LG 8 # 2.]
The Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism explains: ‘For it is through Christ’s Catholic Church alone, which is the universal help toward salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained. It was to the apostolic college alone, of which Peter is the head, that we believe that our Lord entrusted all the blessings of the New Covenant, in order to establish on earth the one Body of Christ into which all those should be fully incorporated who belong in any way to the People of God.'[UR 3 # 5.]”

Wounds to Unity
817. “In fact, ‘in this one and only Church of God from its very beginnings there arose certain rifts, which the Apostle strongly censures as damnable. But in subsequent centuries much more serious dissensions appeared and large communities became separated from full communion with the Catholic Church – for which, often enough, men of both sides were to blame.'[UR 3 # 1.] The ruptures that wound the unity of Christ’s Body – here we must distinguish heresy, apostasy, and schism[Cf. CIC, can. 751.] – do not occur without human sin:
Where there are sins, there are also divisions, schisms, heresies, and disputes. Where there is virtue, however, there also are harmony and unity, from which arise the one heart and one soul of all believers.[Origen, Hom. in Ezech. 9, 1: PG 13, 732.]”

818. “‘However, one cannot charge with the sin of the separation those who at present are born into these communities (that resulted from such separation) and in them are brought up in the faith of Christ, and the Catholic Church accepts them with respect and affection as brothers …. All who have been justified by faith in Baptism are incorporated into Christ; they therefore have a right to be called Christians, and with good reason are accepted as brothers in the Lord by the children of the Catholic Church.'[UR 3 # 1.]”

Toward Unity
820. “‘Christ bestowed unity on his Church from the beginning. This unity, we believe, subsists in the Catholic Church as something she can never lose, and we hope that it will continue to increase until the end of time.'[UR 4 # 3.] Christ always gives his Church the gift of unity, but the Church must always pray and work to maintain, reinforce, and perfect the unity that Christ wills for her. This is why Jesus himself prayed at the hour of his Passion, and does not cease praying to his Father, for the unity of his disciples: ‘That they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, . . . so that the world may know that you have sent me.'[Jn 17:21 ; cf. Heb 7:25 .] The desire to recover the unity of all Christians is a gift of Christ and a call of the Holy Spirit.[Cf. UR 1.]”

821. “Certain things are required in order to respond adequately to this call:
– a permanent renewal of the Church in greater fidelity to her vocation; such renewal is the driving-force of the movement toward unity;[Cf. UR 6.]
– conversion of heart as the faithful ‘try to live holier lives according to the Gospel’;[UR 7 # 3.] for it is the unfaithfulness of the members to Christ’s gift which causes divisions;
– prayer in common, because ‘change of heart and holiness of life, along with public and private prayer for the unity of Christians, should be regarded as the soul of the whole ecumenical movement, and merits the name ‘spiritual ecumenism;”[UR 8 # 1.]
-fraternal knowledge of each other;[Cf. UR 9.]
– ecumenical formation of the faithful and especially of priests;[Cf. UR 10.]
– dialogue among theologians and meetings among Christians of the different churches and communities;[Cf. UR 4; 9; 11.]
– collaboration among Christians in various areas of service to mankind.[Cf. UR 12.] ‘Human service’ is the idiomatic phrase.”

822. “Concern for achieving unity ‘involves the whole Church, faithful and clergy alike.'[UR 5.] But we must realize ‘that this holy objective – the reconciliation of all Christians in the unity of the one and only Church of Christ – transcends human powers and gifts.’ That is why we place all our hope ‘in the prayer of Christ for the Church, in the love of the Father for us, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.'[UR 24 # 2.]”

Gospel of John Chapter 17
John 17:1-26  When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee,  (2)  since thou hast given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom thou hast given him.  (3)  And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.  (4)  I glorified thee on earth, having accomplished the work which thou gavest me to do;  (5)  and now, Father, glorify thou me in thy own presence with the glory which I had with thee before the world was made.  (6)  “I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou gavest me out of the world; thine they were, and thou gavest them to me, and they have kept thy word.  (7)  Now they know that everything that thou hast given me is from thee;  (8)  for I have given them the words which thou gavest me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from thee; and they have believed that thou didst send me.  (9)  I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, for they are thine;  (10)  all mine are thine, and thine are mine, and I am glorified in them.  (11)  And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee. Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.  (12)  While I was with them, I kept them in thy name, which thou hast given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled.  (13)  But now I am coming to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  (14)  I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  (15)  I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one.  (16)  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.  (17)  Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth.  (18)  As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.  (19)  And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.  (20)  “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word,  (21)  that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.  (22)  The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,  (23)  I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.  (24)  Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.  (25)  O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me.  (26)  I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

Christian Denominations, Year Founded, Founder
Charismatic Episcopal Church, 1992, Chicago Hall
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church, 1992, Austin Randolf Adler

Traditional Episcopal Church, 1992, Richard G. Melli

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, 1991

Evangelical Friends International, 1990

EvangelicalLutheranChurch in America, The, 1988, Lots o Groups

Alliance of Baptist Churches, 1987

American Association of Lutheran Churches, 1987,

Presbyterian Church (USA), 1983,

Vineyard CHurches International, 1983, John Wimber

Full Gospel Evangelistic Association, 1982, Clarence Robinson

Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1981, Some Presbyterian Pastors and Elders

Conservative Lutheran Association, 1980, Lutheran Pastors and laymen

Association of Vineyard Churches, 1978, John Wimber

MalankaraOrthodoxSyrianChurch and mar ThomaOrthodoxSyrianChurch (Indian Orthodox), 1978

Anglican Catholic Church, 1977

PDI, 1977, TAG

CatholicTridenlineChurch, 1976

InternationalPentecostalChurch of Christ, 1976,

Korean-American Presbyterian Church, 1976

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, 1975

Salvation and DeliveranceChurch, 1975, William Brown

Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, 1974, Moses T Weir

IndependentChristianChurches, International, 1973, Donald Ned Hicks

Presbyterian Church in America, The, 1973,

Bible Methodist Connection of Churches, 1970,

Church of God (O’Beirn), The, 1970, Carl O’Beirn

Church of God International, 1970, Garner Ted Armstrond

Orthodox Church in America, 1970

Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, 1970, Troy D. Perry

Liberal Catholic Church, Order ofSt Germain, 1969

MissionaryChurch, 1969,

Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference), 1968,

Anglican Orthodox Church: D Pakistan, 1968

Eglise Apostolique de Madagascar, 1968

EvangelicalChurch of North America, 1968

Iglesia Catolica Americana Ortodoxa, 1968

United MethodistChurch, 1968,

National Association of Holiness Churches, 1967, Some Citizens of Indiana?

Assemblies ofYahweh, 1966, Jacob O. Meyer

CMS Anglican Church of India, 1966

Association of Independent Methodists, 1965,

Christ Catholic Ch of America & Europe: D Boston, 1965

Old Catholic Church in Bosnia & Herzegovina, 1965

Old Roman Catholic Apostolic Church, 1965

American Orthodox Catholic Church (AD N&S America), 1964

Lutheran Churches of the Reformation, 1964,

Orthodox Old Catholic Church, 1964

United Old Catholic Church, 1964

Vrai Eglise Catholique, 1964

Alexandrian Orthodox Church in America, 1963

Anglican Orthodox Church, 1963, James Parker Dees

Anglican Orthodox Church of North America, 1963

Episcopal Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America, 1963, James Parker Dees

Holy Apostolic Catholic Church, 1963

Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, The, 1962,

Church of the East, 1962

Full gospel FellowshipChurches and Ministers, International, 1962, Gordon Lindsey

Southern Episcopal Church, 1962, B.H. Webster and others

A’lmoner.” Generale Indep Mixle Orient-Occident, 1961

American Orthodox Catholic Church, 1961

Igreja Brasileira, 1961

Orthodox Church of Sardinia, 1961

Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., 1961, Martin Luther King Jr (in a way)

Santa Iglesia Catolica Aposioiica Oriodoxa de PR, 1961

St ThomasEvangelicalChurch of India, 1961

Unitarian Universalist Association, 1961, Many Reformers

Church of the Lutheran Confession, 1960, Clergy and Laypeople

Eglise Vieille Catholique Romaine en France, 1960

Gnostic Catholic Church, 1960

Old Roman Catholic Church (Orthodox Orders), 1960

Reformed BaptistChurch, 1960,

Brotherhood oflhe Blessed Sacrament, 1959

Christ Orthodox Cath Exarchate ofAmericas & Europe, 1959

Eglise Catholique Gallicane Aulocephale, 1959

Pentecostal Free Will baptist Church, Inc., 1959

United Episcopal Ch (Christian Cath/Church Universal), 1959

Hochkirche in Osterreich, 1958

North American (Old Roman) Catholic Church, 1958

Old Roman Catholic Church in North America, 1958

BibleWayChurch of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Worldwide, Inc, 1957, Smallwood Edmond Williams

Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch (Archdiocese of the USA and Canada), 1957

United Church of Christ, 1957,

Eglise Calh Apost Primitive d’Antioche Orthodoxe, 1956

Indian Orthodox Church; Patriarchate of India, 1956

Saintc Eglise Apostolique Orth Celtique en Bretagne, 1956

True Orthodox Christian Wanderers, 1956

BibleMissionaryChurch, 1955, Glen Griffith

CongrationalChristianChurches (National Association), 1955

IndianNationalChurch, 1955

National Association of Congregational ChristianChurches, 1955,

Old Holy Catholic Church (Church of the One Life), 1955

Saintc Eglise Apostofiquc, 1955

Sainte Eglise Catholique Gallicane Aurocephale, 1955

Universal Apostolic Church of Life, 1955

Reformed or Soereign Grace Baptists, 1954

Sovereign Grace Believers, 1954,

UnificationChurch, 1954, Sun Myung Moon

Eglise Gnostique Apostolique, 1953

United Orthodox Catholicate, 1953

Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ, 1952

Eglise Orthodoxe Gallicane Autocephale, 1952

Free Holy Catholic Church o(” England (D Mcrcia), 1952

Old Roman Catholic Church (D Niagara Falls), 1952

Prc-Nicene Gnostic Catholic Church, 1952

Ancient Aposiofic Catholic Church, 1951

Apostolic Catholic Church, 1951

Eglise Catholique Apostolique de France, 1951

Eglise Catholique de France, 1951

Eglise du Christ-Roi Renovee, 1951

PrimitiveChurch ofAntioch, 1951

All Nations Reformed Orthodox Catholic Church, 1950

Apostolic Polish Catholic Church of Canada, 1950

Baptist Bible Fellowship, International, 1950, 100 Baptist Ministers

Baptist Missionary Association of America, 1950,

Deliverance Evangelistic Centers, Inc., 1950, Arturo Skinner

Egfise Cathoiique Apostolique et Gallicane Autocephafe, 1950

English Onhododo^ Church, 1950

Evangelical Free Church of America, The, 1950, Some Immigrants

Free CitiholicChurch in Germany, 1950

General Council Churches of God (7th Day), 1950,

International Council of Community Churches, 1950

Liberal Christian Episcopal Church, 1950

New Catholic and Free Church, 1950

Old Roman Catholic Church (English Rite), 1950

Orthodox Ecclesia, 1950

Reformed Catholic Church (Utrecht Confession), 1950

South African Episcopal Church, 1950

Altromisch-Kaiholische Kirche von Deutschland, 1949

Christian Church of North America, The General Council, 1948, Luigi Francescon

Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, 1948, HB Sandine

English (Old Roman Catholic) Rite, 1948

Lutheran Episcopal Church of England, 1948

BereanFundamentalChurch, 1947, Dr. Ivan E. Olsen

Conservative Baptist of America (CBAmerica), 1947, Active Fundamental Fellowshipers

Eglise Catholique du Rite Dominicain, 1947

Elim Fellowship, 1947, Ivan and Minnie Spencer

English Episcopal Church, 1947

Liberal Catholic Church (California), 1947

Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church, 1947

Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Democratic), 1947

[glesia Catolica Aposlolica Venezolana, 1946

Ancient Catholic Church, 1946

Canadian Catholic Church, 1946

Eastern Apostolic Episcopal Church, 1946

EvangelicalMethodistChurch, 1946

Evangelical Methodist Conference, 1946, D W.W. Breckbill

IndependentChurch of Filipino Christians, 1946

Independent Episcopal Church of the US & Canada, 1946

Old Catholic Church of Poland, 1946

(greja Catolica Apostolica Brasileira, 1945

Byelorussian Autocephalic Orthodox Church, 1945

Old Catholic Church of Hungary, 1945

United PentecostalChurch International, 1945,

AmericanEvangelicalChristianChurches, 1944,

Catholic Apostolic Church (Catholicate of the West), 1944

Grace Gospel Fellowship, 1944, Some Berean Bible Pastors

American Episcopal Church (ACC), 1943

Ancient Universal Orthodox Catholic Church, 1943

ProtestantOrthodoxWesternChurch, 1943

American National Catholic Church, 1942

ByzantineAmericanChurch, 1942

Coptic Orthodox Church Apostolic, 1942

Reformed Church in the United States, 1942,

Egiises Catholiques Apostoliques Orthodoxes d’Occideni, 1940

Old Catholic Archdiocese for Americas & Europe, 1940

Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, 1939,

Southern MethodistChurch, The, 1939,

African Orthodox Ch of New York & Massachusetts, 1938

Afro-American Catholic Church, 1938

American Carpatho-Russian Orthodoc Greek Catholic Church, 1938

Bible Presbyterian Church, 1938, J. Gresham Machen (influence)

Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church, 1938

Eglise Chrisnque Primitive, 1938

AncientBritishChurch (Agnostic), 1937

Eglise Primitive Catholique et Apostoliqiie, 1937

Igreja Caiolica Livre no Brasil, 1936

MariaviteChurch of Ancient Cathofic Rite, 1936

Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1936, J. Gresham Machen (influence)

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Toledo, 1935

Apostolic Church of St Peter, 1935

AUL o’nomous AfricanUniversalChurch, 1935

Autonomous British Eastern Church, 1935

British Orthodox Catholic Church, 1935

Eglise Catholique Apostolique Gallicane, 1935

Iglesia Catolica Romana Antigua, 1935

National Association of Free Will Baptists, Inc., 1935, Paul Palmer(1727), Benjamin Randal (1780)

Open Bible Standard Churches, Inc., 1935, Fred Hornshuh, John Richey

Orthodox-KelticChurch of British Commonwealth of N, 1935

Association of Seventh Day Pentecostal Assemblies, 1934,

Catholic Christian Church, 1933

Church of God (7th Day), The, 1933,

God’s MissionaryChurch, 1933, William Staub and Daniel Dubendorf

Hungarian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, 1933

Orthodox Caiholic Patriarchate of America, 1933

Worldwide Church of God, 1933, Herbert W. Armstrong

American Holy Orthodox Catholic Apostolic Eastern Ch, 1932

General Association of General Baptists, 1932, Benoni Stinson

General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, 1932,

Universal Christian Communion, 1931

Branch Davidians, 1930, Victor T Houteff

Catholic Church of America, 1930

Communion Evangelica Caiholica Eucharistica, 1930

Free Catholic Church, 1930

Independent Fundamental Churches of America, 1930, Reps of various independent churches

National Catholic Apostolic Church of the Philippines, 1930

Holy Catholic Church of the Apostles in D Louisiana, 1929

Orthodox Catholic Church in England, 1929

Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, 1929

American Catholic Church (Archdiocese of New York), 1927

American Old Catholic Church, 1927

Beachy Amish Mennonite Churches, 1927, Moses M. Beachy

Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church in America, 1927

Evangelical Catholic Church or Mew York, 1927

Holy Eastern Orthodox and Apostolic Church in North America, Inc., 1927

True Orthodox Church, 1927

Holy Orth Ch in America (Eastern Catholic & Apostolic), 1926

Iglesia Ortodoxa Catolica Apostolica Mexicana, 1926

Protestant Reformed Churches, 1926, Herman Hoeksema and some other deposed pastors

Apostolic Episcopal Church, 1925

Holy Orthodox Church in America, 1925

Old Catholic Orthodox Church, 1925

Old Catholic Orthodox Church (Apostolic Service Ch), 1925

Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement, 1925,

Authenlic Old Calendar Greek Orthodox Church, 1924

Eglise Cathotique Orthodoxe de France, 1924

Hungarian reformed Church in America, 1924

InternationalEvangelicalChurch of the Soldiers of the Cross of Christ, 1924, Ernest Williams Sellers

Mount SinaiHolyChurch of America, Inc, 1924, Bishop Ida Robinson

OldCatholicEvangelicalChurch of God, 1924

Ukranian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A., 1924

Church of God of Prophecy, 1923, AJ Tomlinson

Creation Old Catholic Church, 1923

Assemblies of God International Fellowship, 1922, BM Johnson, AA Holmgren

Christian Community (Anthroposophical Society), 1922

E’.angelic>il Church ol England, 1922

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, 1922

Independent Assemblies of God International, 1922,

Independent Catholic Church, 1922

RussianOrthodoxLivingChurch, 1922

Turkish Orthodox Church: P Istanbul, 1922

African Orthodox Church, 1921, George Alexander McGuire

Church of God General Conference (Abrahamic Faith), 1921,

Congregational HolinessChurch, 1921,

Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church, 1921

Bruderhof Communities, 1920, Eberhard Arnold

Bruderhof Communities, Inc., 1920, Eberhard Arnold

Church of God of the Union Assembly, The, 1920, C.T. Pratt

Church(es) of Christ, The, 1920,

CzechoslovakHussiteChurch, 1920

Episcopal Orthodox Church (Greek Communion), 1920

Polish Catholic Church, 1920

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, 1920

Albanian Orthodox Church, 1919

Church Catholic, The (The Sanctuary), 1919

Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, 1919, Robert C. Lawson

Pentecostal Church of God, Inc., 1919, Charles Fox (roots)

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, 1919

Evangelical Lutheran Synod, 1918, Some Immigrants

Old Catholic Church In Portugal, 1918

UkrainianGreek-OrthodoxChurch of Canada, 1918

EstonianEvangelicalLutheranChurch, 1917,

InternationalChurch of the Foursquare Gospel, 1917, Aimee Semple McPherson

Liberal Catholic Church, 1917

Old Catholic Ch in America (Catholic Ch of North A), 1917

Apostolic Overcoming HolyChurch of God, 1916, W.T. Philips

Free Gospel Church, Inc., 1916,

Old Catholic Church in Ireland, 1916

AmericanCaihoficChurch (Syro-Antiochian), 1915

Old Roman Catholic Church (Pro-Uniate Rite), 1915

American Catholic Church (Wesiern Orthodox), 1914

Assemblies of God International, 1914

Church of God by Faith, Inc., 1914, Crawford Bright, John Bright, Aaron Matthews, Nathaniel Scrippes.

Church of God of the Apostolic Faith, 1914,

Eglisc Gnostique de France, 1914

General Council of the Assemblies of God, The, 1914, Former pastors of evangelical persuasion

American Rescue Workers, 1913,

Church of God (Evening Light), 1913, Daniel Warner

North American Old Roman Catholic Church, 1912

InternationalPentecostalHolinessChurch, 1911, GB Cashwell

Conservative Mennonite Conference, 1910, Five Amish Ministers

Regular (Old Line) Primitive Baptists, 1910,

Church of Christ in Christian Union, 1909, 5 Ministers and Several lay Christian Union members

Churches of Christ in Christian Union, 1909, A Group of Ministers

Church of the Nazarene, 1908, Phineas F. Bresee

Old Roman Catholic Church, 1908

Apostolic FaithChurch, 1907, Florence L. Crawford

National Primitive Baptist Convention, 1907

Netherlands Reformed Congregations in North America, 1907, GH Kersten

Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., 1907, GT Haywood, Sam Grimes

Church of Christ, 1906

OldCatholicMariaviteChurch of Poland, 1906

American Baptist Association, 1905,

Church of God, The, 1903, A.J. Tomlinson

Church of the Living God, The Pillar and Ground of the Truth, Inc., 1903, Mary Lena Lewis-Tate

Evangelical Catholic Church, 1903

House of God Which Is the Church of the Living God the Pillar and Ground of Truth Without Controversy, Inc. Keith Dominion, The, 1903, Mary Magdalena Tate and her sons Walter Curtis and Felix Lewis

Unity of the Brethren, 1903

Friends United Meeting, 1902,

Triumph the Church and Kingdom of God in Christ, International, 1902, Elias Dempsey Smith

Philippine Church (Adarnista), 1901

Pillar of Fire, 1901, Alma White

Chiesa Episcopale Nazionale Itaiiana, 1900

Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America, 1900, 5 Independent Lutheran Congregations

National Missionary Baptist Convention of America, 1899

Amended Christadelphians (Brethren in Christ), 1898, John Thomas

Divine Science, 1898, The 4 Brooks Sisters

Church of Christ (No Sunday School), 1897,

Church of God in Christ, 1897, Charles Mason, Charles Jones

Free Protestant Episcopal Church, 1897

PilgrimHolinessChurch of New York, Inc., 1897,

Christian Catholic Church, 1896, John Alexander Dowie

Church of God and Saints of Christ, 1896, William Saunders Crowdy

Volunteers of America, Inc., 1896, Ballington and Maud Booth

National Baptist Convention of America, Inc., 1895

National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc., 1895

Church of Christ (Holiness) of the United   States of America, 1894, C.P. Jones

Evangelical Congregational Church, 1894, Jacob Albright (sort of)

Old Catholic Church (Vilaite), 1892

BibleHolinessChurch, 1890,

ChristianPilgrimChurch, 1890,

Egfise Universelle Gnostique en France, 1890

Philippine IndependentChurch, 1890

United Armenian Catholic Church in the British Isles, 1890

Church of the Living God, Christian Workers for Fellowship, 1889

Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches, 1889, Some Immigrants

Christ’s SanctifiedHolyChurch, 1887, Joseph Lynch and Sarah Collins and 50 others

Christian and Missionary Alliance, 1887, A.B. Simpson

Christian Congregation, Inc., 1887, Barton Stone

Church of God, 1886, Former Methodists

Church of God (Cleveland. TN), 1886, Richard Spurling

United HolyChurch of America, 1886

UnitySchool of Christainity and Asociation of Unity Churches, 1886, Charles Fillmore

EvangelicalCovenantChurch, 1885, Some Immigrants

General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day), 1884,

Eglise Catholique Francaise (Eglise Gallicane), 1883

Missionary Church, Inc, 1883,

BrethrenChurch (Ashland, OH), The, 1882, Alexander Mack (roots)

Chiesa Catiolica Nazionale d’ltalia, 1882

Chiesa Catiolica Riformata d’llalia, 1881

Church of God (Anderson, IN), The, 1881,

Old German Baptist Brethren (Old Order Dunkers), 1881, Alexander Mack

Igjesia Espanola Reformada Episcopal, 1880

Salvation Army, 1880, William Booth

Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science), 1879, Mary Baker Eddy

Jehovah Witness, 1874, Charles Taze Russell

Nazarene Episcopal Ecclcsia, 1873

Reformed Episcopal Church, 1873, George Cummins

Reformed Episcopal Church in America, 1873, George Cummins

Apostolic LutheranChurch of America, 1872, Solomon Korteneimi

Old order (Wisler) Mennonite Churches, 1872, Jacob Wisler

Igreja Lusitana Catolica Apostolica Evangelica, 1871

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, The, 1870,

Hutterian Brethren of North America, 1870,

Church of Christ (TempleLot), 1867, Granville Hedrick

Independent Catholic Church of Ceylon. Goa & India, 1866

Evangelical Mennonite Church, Inc., 1865, Henry Egly

North American Baptist Conference, 1865,

Church of God (7th Day) Salem, WV, 1863, Gilbert Cranner

National Organization of the New Apostolic Church of North America, 1862, Edwin Irving after the fact

Eglise Orthodoxe Apostolique Haitienne, 1861

Advent Christian Church, 1860, George Storrs, Charles Hudsen

Advent Christian General Conference, 1860, William Miller

Free MethodistChurch of North America, 1860, B.T. Roberts

Old Ritualist Ancient Orthodox Christians, 1860

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite, 1859, John Holeman

BibleFellowshipChurch, 1858, Some Mennonite Leaders

Christian Reformed Church in North America, 1857,

Minnesota Baptist, 1857,

Baptist General Conference, 1852, Gustaf Palmquist

Congregational MethodistChurch, 1852,

Chiesa Canohca Nazionale, 1850

Plymouth Brethren (Tunbridge Wells), 1850,

Unamended Christadelphians, 1850, John Thomas

Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, 1850, Some German Immigrants

New England Evangelical Baptist Fellowship, 1849,

Free Anglo-CatholicChurch, 1848

Apostolic Christian Church of America, 1847, Benedict Weyeneth

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS), The, 1847, Some German Immigrants

American Baptist ChurchesUSA, 1845,

Katholische Kirche in Deutschland, 1845

Religious Society of Friends (conservative), 1845, Joseph Gurney and John Wilbur

Seventh-dayAdventistChurch, 1845, Joseph Bates and others

Southern Baptist Convention, 1845,

Christadelphians, 1844, John Thomas

Free Church or England, 1844

MarThomaSyrianChurch of Malabar, 1843

WesleyanChurch, The, 1843, Orange Scott

PrimitiveMethodistChurch, 1840, Hugh Borne, William Clowes

Eglise Vintrassicnne, 1839

Eglise Catholique Frani;aise (Mgr Chatel), 1831

ChristianChurches and Churches of Christ, 1830, Barton Stone and Thomas Cambel

Mormans, 1830, Joseph Smith

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1827, Alexander Campbell

Primitive Baptist, 1827,

Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren), 1820

Friends General Conference, 1820, Elias Hicks

African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1814, Richard Allen

EvangelicalFriendsChurch, The, 1813, George Fox (roots)

Cumberland  Presbyterian Church, 1810, Finis Ewing, Sam King, Sam McAdow

Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, 1809

Eglise Johannite des Chretiens Primitifs, 1803

Seventh Day Baptist General Conferences, 1802, Stephen and Ann Mumford

Petite Eglise (Vendeenne), 1801

African Methodist Episcopal ZionChurch, 1796, James Varick

Reformed Church in America, 1792,

Eglise Constitulionnelle de France, 1790

General Association of Separate Baptists, The, 1790,

Episcopal Church, The, 1789,

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1782, John Knox (Roots)

SchwenkfelderChurch, 1782,

Brethren in ChristChurch, 1778, Phillip Otterbein and Martin Boehm (influence)

IndependentSyrianChurch of Malabar, 1771

Church of the United Brethren in Christ, 1767, Phillip Otterbein and Martin Boehm (influence)

Old Order Amish Churches, 1720, NULL

Church of the Brethren, 1708, 5 men and 3 women

Seperate Baptists in Christ, 1700, NULL

Amish, 1693,

OldRitualistChurch of Belokrinitsa Concord, 1666, NULL

Quakers, 1647, George Fox

Congregational, 1582, Robert Brown

Presbyterian, 1560, John Knox

Calvinists, 1555, John Calvin

GeneralConferenceMennoniteChurch, 1535,

Anglican, 1534, King Henry VIII

General Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, The, 1530, Menno Simons

Hutterian BrethrenChurch (Lehrerleut), 1530, Jacob Hunter

MennoniteChurch, 1525, Menno Simons

Anabaptists, 1522, Conrad Grebel

Lutheran, 1517, Martin Luther

MoravianChurch in, 1457, John Hus

AncientBritishChurch, 1074, NULL

Armenian Church, The, 1054, Patriarchs

Orthodox, 1054, Patriarch

Catholic Church, 33, Jesus Christ

 

 

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