The Traditions Of Men

                                                          2 Timothy 3:1-5 

But understand this: there will be terrifying times in the last days. People will be self-centered and lovers of money, proud, haughty, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, irreligious, callous, implacable, slanderous, licentious, brutal, hating what is good, traitors, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, as they make a pretense of religion but deny its power. Reject them.

  • 1968-1970, Independent Charismatic Church, Former Denominational Pastors, all around the USA
  • 1914, Assemblies of God, Former Evangelical Pastors, Hot Springs, Ar.
  • 1908, Church of the Nazarene, Phineas F. Bresee, California
  • 1907, Church of God (Pentecostal), Ambrose J. Tomlinson, Cleveland, Tn. 
  • 1901, Pentecostal Churches, Charles Parham & John Seymour, Topeka, Ka.
  • 1879, Christian Science Church, Mary Baker Eddy, Los Angeles
  • 1865, Salvation Army, William Booth, London
  • 1830, Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, New York
  • 1827, Church of Christ, Thomas & Alexander Campbell, Kentucky.
  • 1800, United Brethren Church, Philip Otterbein & Martin Boehm, Maryland
  • 1739, Methodist Episcopal Church, John & Charles Wesley, England
  • 1600, Congregational Church, Robert Brown, England
  • 1600, Baptist Church, John Smyth, England
  • 1560, Presbyterian Church, John Knox, Scotland
  • 1534, Anglican/Episcopal, Henry VIII, England
  • 1524, Lutheran Church, Martin Luther, Germany
  • A.D. 33, Catholic Church, Jesus Christ, Jerusalem

Which man started your “tradition”?

 Who do you trust?

Think about it.


Update:  Nov. 10th, I had to add this quote from this post.

A movement that receives its identity from protesting is likely to prolong its survival by finding smaller and more insignificant things to protest. 

Again….think about it! 


5 thoughts on “The Traditions Of Men

  1. His work entitled the “Institutes of the Christian Religion” (1536 and 1559) influenced the Separatist Puritans, English Congregationalists and Particular Baptist of the 18th century. So, he’s influenced alot of Protestant thought.

  2. Calvin’s teachings very much formed Presbyterian thought, but he’s not considered a founder (according to my sources).

    I will double-check though.

  3. Which church would Calvin fall into? I would have thought Presbyterian; because I associate them with Reformed Theology.

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