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Is Lutheran and Protestant same thing?

Discussion in 'Theologia Crucis - Lutherans' started by CanIHunt, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. CanIHunt

    CanIHunt Newbie

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    Sorry for the dumb question, is Lutheran and Protestant the same thing?
     
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  4. Arcangl86

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    The term Protestant came from the action of some Lutheran princes and free cities, though it was never meant to be a title. Most Lutherans consider ourselves to be catholics, though most other Christians call us Protestants. There is something to that though because a lot of the beliefs popularized by Luther have become cornerstones of the generic "Protestant" form of Christianity, though not all of them of course.
     
  5. CanIHunt

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    thank you
     
  6. Kalevalatar

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    Lutheran and Protestant are not the same thing. Lutherans are not Roman Catholics, therefore Lutherans do belong to the Protestant branch of Christianity, which diverged from the Roman Catholic Christianity during the Protestant Reformation. Lutherans are Protestants but not all Protestants are Lutherans, in the same way that all Finns are Europeans but most Europeans are not Finns, however.
     
  7. CanIHunt

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    Thank you for the responses. I will stop reviewing this thread now.
     
  8. GracetotheHumble

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    Protestants are those who are protesting the Roman Catholic Church. As has been said Lutherans are Protestant but not all Protestants are Lutherans. Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, and other denominations are also considered Protestants.
     
  9. Arcangl86

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    A lot of it though depends on how you define the word Protestant, and if your definition of that is "Not Roman or Eastern", then yeah we Lutherans are Protestant. Then again, it also matters what you consider the word "Catholic" to mean as well. That's the problem with labels.
     
  10. GracetotheHumble

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    Martin Luther was protesting the RCC. He was a Protestant. Yes we Lutherans are catholic but we are not Roman Catholic.
     
  11. GracetotheHumble

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    Do a search on the question, "Are Lutherans Protestant" and I am sure you will find your answer.
     
  12. GracetotheHumble

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    I did a search and this is the first quote that came up: "Martin Luther initiated the Protestant Reformation in 1517. Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the theology of Martin Luther—a German friar, ecclesiastical reformer, and theologian."
     
  13. MarkRohfrietsch

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    No need to. Unfrotunately, some people sometimes act like there is no such thing as common decency; the rest of us can be nice.
     
  14. MarkRohfrietsch

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    This thread has undergone a cleanup. If your post is gone, you were either flaming and goading or you replied to a post that was.

    BTW, to our visitors; Lutherans are good Christians and most of us are nice people!

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  15. RC1970

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    I know that most Lutherans are nice people, but do they "generally" consider themselves to be Protestants? Most Protestant denominations consider themselves to be catholic (lowercase 'c').
     
  16. Tangible

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    It really depends on what you mean by the word Protestant. In one sense, Lutherans are not only Protestants, but they are the only group who can legitimately claim the term. This sense relates to the Protestation at Speyer, where the term protestant originated. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestation_at_Speyer

    In the sense of "not Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox" then yes, Lutherans are protestants, although this is an extremely sloppy way of categorizing Christian churches.

    Otherwise, the term protestant, at least in America, has come to mean the Reformed and the churches historically traceable to the Reformed, such as Anglicans/Episcopalians, Baptists and their non-denominational progeny, Methodists and their Pentecostal progeny, Restorationist, and all the other blends, mixes and iterations of these churches. This is the group and the meaning that Lutherans deny being a part of, and when asked will consider themselves separate from.
     
  17. RC1970

    RC1970 post tenebras lux

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    Okay Thanks. I understand.
     
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