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Samuel Van Alstine Susana Falcon ENC 1101 TR 8-9:20 10/16/2017 Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches The Catholic (Universal) Church are divided into three sects, The Holy Roman Catholic Church, The Orthodox Church and the Protestant Church. The Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant Church were once a single sect, which collectively was called the Holy Roman Catholic Church. It was unified until a reformation split it in 1517. The main differences, which caused the split of the Church were Authority, Theology, and Glory. These differences have kept the two churches separate since the Reformation of 1517, with little hope of the two combining again. The first difference between the Roman Catholic and the Protestant Church is where the authority of the Church lies. The Roman Catholic places its authority in the church itself, the Pope, the Clergy, the Priest, and the Scriptures as they interpret them. While the Protestant Church says that authority belongs scripture alone, which was labeled “Sola Scriptura” which translated means scripture alone in Latin. Even though both churches use scripture, the Roman

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