PROTESTANTS TAKE THE
CAN YOU NAME 2 PERSONS IN EACH CENTURY, FROM THE 1st CENTURY TO THE 16th CENTURY THAT BELIEVED IN THESE GOSPELS AND DOCTRINES, AS THE PROTESTANTS AND THE UN-PROTESTANT PROTESTANTS DO. SUCH AS:
- THE 5 SOLAS
- TOTAL DEPRAVITY
- EXTRA NOS IMPUTATION
- PENAL SUBSTITUTION
- DOUBLE PREDESTINATION
- ONCE SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED
- UNCONDITIONAL ELECTION
- ETERNAL SECURITY
- LIMITED ATONEMENT
I can trace each of these doctrines only as far back as the Reformation and no further. If you cannot name 2 person in each century, then I can only conclude that these Gospels and Doctrines are indeed inventions not contained in Holy Spirit inspired sacred scripture. The reason you were given the Zell test is so that you can demonstrate the following…
- your beliefs were held as true by the early Church
- Christ promises that he would be with this Church to the end of time… meaning that this church must hold these doctrinal beliefs in perpetuity
- The Church must be a visible entity to all like the light from a city on a hill… it should be well known to have existed as a beacon to all.
If you can’t provide a single one, proving that the Reformation was a hodge podge of invented doctrines found nowhere prior, then we can only conclude that your whole theology is built on the constantly shifting sands of time with no foundation. While ours is built on a rock – how firm a foundation.