The Countdown Begins- #’s 16 through 20

As we move closer to the book launch, we will be posting weekly updates and some of our exclusive rankings/findings of the Most Influential Christians, since the Apostles.  More info on these persons, and on our system/ methodology of the “rankings” themselves will be detailed in our book.

Without further adieu-

#20-  Charles Spurgeon.  Called by many “the prince of preachers”, the famous Baptist preacher of 1800’s England.

#19-  Pope Pius 9th.  Mid 1800’s Pope, who was the longest reigning Pope since the Apostle Peter.

#18-  Joseph Smith.  Founded the Mormons in the 1820’s; alleges to have had a new “revelation” from God.  *We understand Smith is not a Christian, but his name was allowed in our survey because he was a “self-professed” Christian.  It is clear that he has had a significant effect on the U.S. universal church- be it a detriment to Christianity.

#17-  Arius.  A major figure in the 4th Century, who divided many in the Church with his views that Jesus was less than the Father.  The Nicene Creed is a direct response to his incorrect views.

#16-  C.F.W. Walther.  Introduced and led the Lutheran movement in the U.S. in the mid- 1800’s.  President of its seminary for 37 years.


These are our findings, and they are not the direct opinions of book authors Abby Matzke or Ken Lambert.  We are reporting the findings, after our analysis.  We hope that a discussion of these important persons will lead many to explore various aspects and details of the Christian faith.

Let the “debate” begin!

God Bless,

Ken L.


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