How Old is Your Church?
If you belong to the Roman Catholic Church
your church was founded in the year 610 AD.
If you belong to the Orthodox Church your church was started in 1054
after a split off the Roman Catholic church.
If you are a Lutheran, your church was founded by Martin Luther,
an ex-monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517.
If you belong to the Church of England, your religion was founded
by King Henry VIII in the year 1534 because the Pope
would not grant him a divorce with the right to re-marry.
If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded
by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560.
If you are a Protestant Episcopalian, your religion was an offshoot
of the Church of England founded by Samuel Seabury
in the American colonies in the 17th century.
If you are a Congregationalist, your religion was originated
by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582.
If you are the Dutch Reformed church, you recognize
Michaelis Jones as founder, because he originated
your religion in New York in 1628.
If you are a Methodist, your religion was launched by
John and Charles Wesley in England in 1744
and, in America 1760 under the leadership
of Coke and Asbury.
If you are a Mormon (LatterDay Saints),
Joseph Smith Jr. started your religion
in Palmyra, NY, in 1829.
If you belong to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),
your church was founded in 1837.
If you are a Seventh Day Adventist, your religion was founded
by William Miller, about 1840.
If you worship with the Salvation Army, your sect began
with William Booth in London in 1865.
If you are a Jehovah Witness, your religion was
originated by Taze Russell in 1874.
If you are a Christian Scientist, you look to 1879
as the year in which your religion was born
and to Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy as its founder.
If your church is the Nazarene Church your religion
was founded by Phineas Bresee in 1908.
If you belong to a Pentecostal Group (too numerous to separate)
the movement began about 1914.