The Vanishing Protestants

Apparently the definition of the word Protestant has been changing a bit.

In a recent AP article, (excerpt below) we learn that the number of those who consider themselves to be Protestant has dropped below 50% for the first time in U.S. history.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 10/9/12 12:12 AM EDT

For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study. One reason: The number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on the rise.

The percentage of Protestant adults in the United States has reached a low of 48 percent, the first time that Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has reported with certainty that the number has fallen below 50 percent. The drop has long been anticipated and comes at a time when no Protestants are on the U.S. Supreme Court and the Republicans have their first presidential ticket with no Protestant nominees.

At first, this statistic might look bad for conservatives.

I don’t see it that way.

In the olden days, you know, the 1960’s, etc…any Christian who was not Catholic was a Protestant–period.

That would include Mormons.

The big enemy all “Protestants” opposed was the tyrant of all tyrants known as the Pope.

The growth in non-denominational churches, who don’t want to be called Protestants, means they no longer want to be defined by their angst against the Chair of Peter.

I see that as a good thing.

Catholic apologists like myself (an apologist is one who argues doctrine) remember well the Words of Christ when He said to Peter, the first Pope, “the gates of Hell will not prevail against you.”

That included unfounded criticism.

As we draw closer to this election, those who love God and Christ, and the idea that The Church is one in Him, are finding strength in Catholic’s showing courage and standing up for Truth.

Christ prayed in John 17, “that we would all be one.”

Nothing brings Holy Spirit filled people together more than attacks on religious liberty.

Obama, you really might be the great uniter after all.

This video below has been embraced by most Protestants…wait…I meant non-denominational Christians.

Old ways are hard to change.

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