a form of christianity. split from roman catholic church after people realized that the pope was NOT NEEDED and not even mentioned in the Bible, and that they didnt need to be paganistic by worshiping statues and holy places and rituals and junt.
martin luther accidently got a revolution going on and some german princes,sweden,england,and even catholic france proceeded to kick the shit out of the catholic armies.

protestants choose to bielieve (or should) that we all have the right to talk to God one on one and not have to tell some old guy our sins.
unlike catholics and other paganistic religions, rosary beads,worship to statues and holy places are not needed to glorify God.
most catholics dont realize that most of thier religion's "tradition" is from their pre christian ancestor's pagan tendencys.

Glorify God the way you feel is best.
Pope: Peasants must pay for the great cathedral in rome, for the saints wish it to be.
Enlightened Person: Ah,Pope, you are a wise man and strong in your faith of Christ, but your the leader of a large and twisted cult, and i shall now proceed to kick your ass.

protestants defeated rome in the reformation.
that might just mean...maybe...God was on thier side?
by rufus walabee August 29, 2006
Someone who doesn't follow the Popes rulings, and wishes to understand processions, instead of hearing them in latin!
They also stand up for themselves, who wants to be ruled by ROME?
Majority of England
by ? April 07, 2004
The word Protestant originated at the 1529 Diet of Speyer, when the Lutheran Princes issued a "PROTESTATIO" i.e. a 'declaration' of their principles. They became the people of the declaration.

The word Protestant has had a number of interpretations over time, as the reformation itself evolved.

For instance some now would not class Luther as Protestant because he never denied the mass.

Esssentially the RC Church preaches that salvation is only for those who adhere totally to their teachings and doctrines, they interpret the Bible and RC's have to accept their word.

The Protestant Reformation taught that everybody has the right to read and interpret the Bible for themselves. When people began to study Scripture they saw that doctrines such as The Papacy, The Sacerdotal Priesthood, Transubstantiation, The Mass, The Immaculate Conception, Indulgences, Confessions, Holy Water, Rosary Beads, etc., etc., were all totally irrelevant to the simple Scriptural principle of Justification by Faith.
As a Protestant I reject the unscriptural doctrines and practices of the Church of Rome.
by soundprod June 16, 2016
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