How Old is your Church?

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 remarry.

If you are a
Presbyterian, your religion was founded by John Knox in Scotland in the year 1560. The Scottish Protestant John
Knox studied with John Calvin in Geneva.  John Calvin (1509-1564), called the father of Presbyterianism, converted to
Protestantism in 1533 after he disassociated himself with the Roman Catholic Church.

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 a
Methodist, your religion was launched by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1744.

If you are a
Unitarian, Theophilus Lindley founded your church in London in 1774.

If you are a
Mormon (Latter Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your religion in Palmyra, N.Y., in 1829.

If you are a
Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who launched it in Amsterdam in 1605.

If you are of the
Dutch Reformed church, you recognize Michaelis Jones as founder, because he originated your religion in New
York in 1628.

If you worship with the
Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865.

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 you belong to one of the religious organizations known as '
Church of the Nazarene," "Pentecostal Gospel." "Holiness
Church
," "Pilgrim Holiness Church," "Jehovah's Witnesses," your religion is one of the hundreds of new sects founded by
men within the past century.

If you are
Catholic, you know that your religion was founded in the year 33 by Jesus Christ the Son of God, and it is still the
same Church today.