Monday, June 19, 2006

What Exactly Am I Protesting?

I have never been one given to identifying myself as a "label," whether that label be conservative, evangelical, mainline, fundamentalist, charismatic, whatever . . . and I have a little in common with all of those labels and many more.

I called myself a Christian, that's for sure, but the only other label I accepted was "Protestant." But now I am re-thinking that one, too.

Luther and the reformers were Protestant, because they were protesting the catholic Church as the spiritual and temporal power of the day. They protested, so they were Protestant. Made sense.

But I didn't protest indulgences, or any other corruption of taht day. That is not my battle, and I am just beginning to realize that.

I am not a Protestant.

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