[quote="Erick_Ybarra, post:1, topic:300207"]
I saw this video and I was can't help but notice these baptists teaching that their belief's are historically unbroken from the time of Christ Jesus.
As many of you know who I am I am seeking to find the truth in Catholicism. Would someone watch this video and share thoughts?
The video speaks about certain early christians who believed in the baptist tradition and also something called the waldensians.
Wow. I can't afford to watch 86 minute videos these days. I watched a bit and have these comments:
1) Modern mainstream Protestant theology and doctrine is built upon the shoulders of the Apostles, the early church fathers, and the leaders of the church down through the centuries. Protestants have not reinvented the faith. They have, instead, sought to correct abuses that had crept into the faith. They increased focus on what has always been held by the majority of Christians and on newer theological developments, such as the Trinity, that are based on what the majority of Christians have always believed. There is a lot of false hearsay on CAF and in the world about Protestants. Protestants do, in fact, trace their roots back to Christ himself.
2) I cannot speak for the group that made the video. I am not familiar with their ministry. I am disturbed by the fact that they call themselves "Christian Debaters". That tells me they are ready to fight. That is far different from what the Apostle Peter urged: To always be ready to give a defense for the hope we have. (1 Peter 3:15)
3) The Waldensians were a pre-reformation reform group that rose in response to the many divisions in the Catholic Church in and around the 11th century. They attempted to reunite the Church by addressing some of the same abuses that the Reformers would tackle in the 16th century. The Waldensians were not successful and were declared heretics by the Church. They are representative of the unrest that existed within the church for at least several centuries prior to the Reformation.