Crumbs from the Lord's Table

The various Christian denominations and their evolution

Sola Scriptura or Bible alone revisited
Sola Fide or Faith alone revisited
The One Church built by Christ
Peter the Rock / Stone misconception revisited
What the Bible says of Jesus' Only Church
1. Church is the Pillar of Truth, Manifold of Wisdom
2. A Church Witnessing unto all nations, so undoubtedly one Visible to all
3. One Single Visible Church in succession till His return
4. Revelation 12 - Church in the wilderness - not an invisible church
5. No separate invisible on earth ; One General Assembly: Visible on Earth with invisible in Heaven
6. An Imperfect Kingdom with Good & Bad Co-existing
7. The Vineyard appointed to new imperfect servants with successive authority till His return
Church Fathers say their church is Catholic
What the founder of Sola Scriptura & Sola Fide said of the Catholic Church
Did Luther or any other have the authority from the Lord or His Church
Who then is the Whore of Babylon?
The Catechism of the Catholic church on the separated communities and their Salvation
The various Christian denominations and their evolution
Catholic Apologetics Links

All of the protestant or Pentecostal churches in the present world are not more that 400 years old, while the Catholic church is more than 2010 years old.



Waldensians as the name suggests, started with Peter Waldo, a Catholic lay preacher who began to preach on the streets of Lyon in the 12th century.



 Lutheran church founded by Martin Luther, an ex- monk of the Catholic Church, in the 16th century.



Church of England; Anglicans, was founded by King Henry VIII in the 16th century because the Pope would not grant him a divorce with the right to remarry.



Presbyterian, was founded by John Calvin in Switzerland. in the 16th century.



Congregationalist, was originated by Robert Brown in Holland in the 16th century.



Baptists founded by John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in the beginning of the 17th century.



Dutch Reformed church, has Michaelis Jones as founder, originated it in New York in the 17th century.



Mennonite (Amish): Menno Simons, in Holland in the 17th century.


Friends (Quakers): George Fox,  England in the 17th century.



Protestant Episcopalian, an offshoot of the Church of England founded by Samuel Seabury in the American colonies in the 17th century.



 Methodist, was launched by John and Charles Wesley in England in the 18th century.



Shakers: Ann Lee, in the 18th century, England



Unitarian, Theophilus Lindley founded it in London in the 18th century.



Church of Christ ; Christian Churches/Disciples of Christ. (Campbellities, Disciples): They all emerged from the same roots. The Stone-Campbell movement began as two separate threads, each without knowledge of the other, during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century. The first, led by Barton W. Stone began at Cane Ridge, Bourbon County, Kentucky. The group called themselves simply Christians. The second, began in western Pennsylvania and Virginia (now West Virginia), led by Thomas Campbell and his son, Alexander Campbell. Because the founders wanted to abandon all denominational labels, they used the biblical names for the followers of Jesus that they found in the Bible.



Mormon (Latter Day Saints), by Joseph Smith in Palmyra, N.Y., in the 19th century.



Adventists (Seventh Day Adventists, Branch Davidians): William Miller, 19th century, United States



Salvation Army, began with William Booth in London in the 19th century.



Christian Scientist, Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy as its founder in the 19th century.



Jehovah's Witnesses: Charles Taze Russell, in the 19th century, United States



Pentecostal (Assembly of God): Charles Parham, 19th century, United States



Unification (Moonies): Sun Myung Moon, 1954, Korea



Roman Catholic, year 33 by Jesus Christ the Son of God, and it is still the same Church.