This coming October 31 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This attempt to reform the Catholic Church eventually found itself in the creation of the Protestant Church. This was a massive upheaval in the religious, social, political world that forever changed Europe and the world.
A new survey by Pew Research Center finds that the advances made all those centuries ago have now reversed, causing both the Catholic and Protestant faiths to reunite in similar belief.
“The theological differences that split Western Christianity in the 1500s have diminished to a degree that might have shocked Christians in past centuries” states the Pew survey.
The Pew survey findings continues with, “surveys show that many Protestants today say instead that eternal salvation is attained through a combination of faith and good works – which is the traditional Catholic position.”
Read the fascinating survey results by Pew here: “After 500 Years, Reformation-Era Divisions Have Lost Much of Their Potency”