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1521, Martin Luther started the Lutherans when he broke away from the one true Church that had already existed for 15 centuries. Prior to this time, the false doctrine of "Sola Scriptura", or "Bible only", had not existed, and neither had the false man made doctrine of "Individual Interpretation" of Holy Scripture.

1521, Thomas Munzer started Anabaptists by breaking from Lutheranism in the same year.

1534, King Henry VIII started the Church of England. (Anglican)

1536, John Calvin, teaching predestination, formed the Calvinists.

1560, John Knox, who studied under Luther, started Presbyterians.

1582, Congregationalists started by Rob Brown, as a branch from Puritanism.

1609, John Smyth formed the Baptists. They have severely splintered since then.

1739, John Wesley started the Methodists, in a split from Anglicanism.

1774, Theophilus Lindley started Unitarians.

1789, Samuel Seabury started Episcopalians.

1793-1809, Churches of Christ had four separate founders.

1830, Joseph Smith founded the Mormons in Palmyra New York.

1860, William Miller, a farmer, started the Adventists.

1863, Ellen Gould White started the Seventh-Day Adventists.

1865, William Booth started the Salvation Army.

1875, New Age was started by Helena Blavatsky.

1879, Mary Baker Eddy started Christian Scientists.

1879, Charles Russell started the Jehovah's Witnesses.

1895, French Abbe, Alfred Loisy and English Jesuit, George Tyrrell started Modernism.

1900-1920, conservative Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians, and Methodists,

formed a consortium, and started Fundamentalism.

1901, Pentecostalism was started in the United States. It has since split into many independents.

1914, Felix Manalo started Iglesia ni Cristo.

1930, Independent Churches of America (IFCA), was formed by a consortium of churches.

1952, L. Ron Hubbard started the Church of Scientology.

1965, Chuck Smith began Calvary Chapel.

1968, Disciples of Christ, started as a splinter of Churches of Christ.

1974, Ken Gullickson started the Vineyard Christian Fellowship.

20th century. Assemblies of GOD, and other splinter Pentecostal groups, are some of hundreds of new sects founded by mere men.

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