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Foundation of Christian Religions

If you belong to any non-denominational, independent Christian group or fellowship, you belong to a religious group founded within the last hundred years or so.

If you are a Pentecostal, your religion was started in the United States in 1901.

If you are a Jehovah's Witness, your religion was founded by Charles Taze Russell in Pennsylvania in the 1870s.

If you are a Christian Scientist, you look to 1879 as the year your religion was founded by Mary Baker Eddy.

If you are with the Salvation Army, your sect began with William Booth in London in 1865.

If you are a Mormon (Latter-Day Saints), Joseph Smith started your church in Palmyra, N.Y. in 1830.

If you are an Episcopalian, your religion came from England to America and made a separate religion founded by Samuel Seabury in 1789.

If you are a Methodist, your religion was founded by John and Charles Wesley in England in 1744.

If you are a Baptist, you owe the tenets of your religion to John Smyth, who began it in Amsterdam in 1607.

If you are a Unitarian, your religious group developed in Europe in the 1500s.

If you are a Presbyterian, your religion was founded when John Knox brought the teachings of John Calvin to Scotland in the year 1560.

If you are a Calvinist, your religion was started by John Calvin in they year 1533.

If you belong to the Church of England (Anglican), your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the year 1534.

If you are a Lutheran, Martin Luther is the legitimate founder of your church in the year 1517.

If you are a Roman Catholic, Jesus Christ began your religion in the year 33 and made Peter the first Pope.

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