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.

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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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