Do you know why Calvin left Rome? I mean, obviously we view as being extremely corrupt in its doctrine, but did he leave a list of reasons anywhere?
Remember, Rome took up the Council of Trent in which only 1/3 of the delegates were from somewhere OTHER than Italy. Then they conveniently decided that the only way to deal with us Protestants was with the sword.
With their Counter-Reformation came the Military response as well, with their non-negotiating attitudes. The papacy allied itself with militant Catholic kings, which benefited both the papacy and the king. The papacy could take souls, the king could take the land.
So who played the part of the true schismatic? The church who initially desired reform or the church who sought to destroy the reformers?
McIlwain Memorial Presbyterian, PCA, Pensacola FL (member)
Covenant Presbyterian Church, PCA, Auburn AL
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