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
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the other 13 entries are embarrassingly inaccurate.
protestant means to protest the truth of holy scripture, and to reject all doctrines not based on the teachings of the bible (gods word revealed to man).
puritans were people who wanted to ''purify'' the church of 'popish' doctrines. henry V111 although he had a dispute with the pope was never a protestant. luther was a reformer of the papacy but he never denied the mass and ergo was never 100% protestant.
protestants reject doctrines such as the papacy, the priesthood, the 'petrine' (rock) theory, mary worship, wafer worship (the mass/transubstantiation), genuflection, crucifixes, candles, scapulars, holy water, indulgences, purgatory, etc. etc. because they are inventions of man and are not based on the bible.
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Protestant means a group of christians who are neither catholic or orthodox.Today they number around 800 million,compared to 1.2billion catholics and 200 million orthodox.General uniting feature of this group which seperate them from both catholicism and orthodox church is that they reject the practice of 'intercession of saints'.

Protestant revolution of 16th century was not the origin of protestantism as catholics try to claim.The first protestant church was the apostolic church. (the church depicted in new testament do not pray to "saints" or use statues\images in prayer worship.) Thus it was protestant in essence.
catholics massacred many true christian groups like manichaens.paulicians,bogomils,waldensians,cathars who showed boldeness to protest against their idolatrous practice of 'intercession of saints',before the coming of protestant revolution.
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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 April 09, 2016
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