"We do not become righteous by doing righteous deeds but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds."
Protestant Theocracy (ProtTheo) is mostly an authoritarian, traditionalist, and economically variable ideology that believes that a theocracy should be established that's based on the beliefs of Protestantism.
The reformation is said to have began in 1517, when Martin Luther (allegedly) nailed his 95 theses to the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg. He began to become more extreme in his faith. He started preaching the 5 soles and questioning the supremacy of the papacy. After his excommunication more and more protestant theologians started to pop up, preaching their sect of Protestantism. Many kingdoms in the Holy Roman Empire started to convert to Protestantism. The Nordic countries and England also converted to Protestantism.
Between 1533 and 1535 the Protestant leaders Jan Matthys and John of Leiden erected a short-living theocratic kingdom in the city of Münster. They set up some type of Medieval Anabaptist Communism. Money was abolished and the property was redistributed. Any violation of the 10 commandments was punishable by death. This all ended in 1535 when Münster was recaptured by Franz von Waldeck after a long siege.
Geneva and Zurich
Even though Calvin called for the separation of church and state, some historians say that Geneva, Switzerland, under John Calvin was a theocracy. He and other pastors held power over Geneva. The consistory tried moral and religious offenders. Many examples are: no work or pleasure on a Sunday, no extravagance in dress, if you were excommunicated you were banished from the city, blasphemy could be punished by death, and lewd singing could be punished by your tongue being pierced. One time a rebellion led by the Libertines attempted a take-over of Geneva which was a disaster. The ringleaders were caught and executed. It is also debated if Zurich under Huldrych Zwingli was a theocracy. Some say that it was a theocracy while others say it wasn't really a theocracy.
After Henry VIII was excommunicated, he set up the Church of England where he was the head. The head of the church and the king were one. This was reversed when the Catholic Queen Mary I reversed the First Act of Supremacy. It was brought back by Queen Elizabeth I with the Second Act of Supremacy. The title was changed from the "Supreme Head of the Church of England" to the "Supreme Governor of the Church of England" which is still enacted to this day.
The Holy Experiment was an attempt by the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, to establish a community for themselves and other persecuted religious minorities in what would become the modern state of Pennsylvania. The colony was founded by William Penn between 1681 and 1683 after he was able to obtain a 29 million-acre land grant from King Charles II. Penn was named "Absolute Proprietor" of the newly established colony of Pennsylvania however he drafted a constitution that limited his own power. Penn wanted the colony to adhere to his Quaker principals of pacifism, tolerance, and non-coercion. To that end his constitution guaranteed freedom of religion, education, and voting rights to all men. The colony had no standing military and sought to trade peacefully with Native Americans. Penn had also established the colony in order to make money. He had advertised the colony throughout England and Europe in order to get more people to buy land and move to Pennsylvania. Despite the enlightened ideals of the colony, slavery was widespread in Pennsylvania, in fact, Pennsylvania had the highest number of slaves of any northern colony. This led to some of the earliest abolitionist groups in the thirteen colonies forming as some Quakers thought that slavery was contradictory to their faith. The Holy Experiment would last beyond Penn's death in 1718 until ultimately, tensions between the Quaker population and the growing population of non-Quakers within Pennsylvania resulted in the secularization of the colony's government and the end of the Quaker-led government. Despite The Holy Experiment ending, the Pennsylvania Constitution would go on to heavily influence the United States Constitution.
There are many states who identify that a protestant religion is their state or official religion. Going by religion, these states are:
- Anglicanism: England, and the Isle of Man.
- Presbyterianism: Scotland
- Calvinism: Netherlands and Tuvalu.
- Lutheranism: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway,
BörkSweden, Greenland, the Faroe Islands.
- Methodism: Tonga.
The Amish believe that the Bible instructs them to care for church members who have special needs, including the elderly (to rely on commercial or government insurance would contradict their belief that God will care for them through the church) and are taught to respect and pray for governing authorities according to biblical admonitions. However, when caught in a conflict between their conscience and civic law, they cite the scripture verse “Obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). They believe that Jesus’s followers are to be nonviolent, and they forbid self-defense as well as entering the armed forces. The Amish emphasize the separation of church and state. They prefer not to receive subsidies from government programs. They will typically not serve in government committees or commissions, but will often consult and cooperate with local officials. The Amish generally avoid holding public office and engaging in political activism. They are, however, permitted to vote. The rate of voting is typically low unless a local issue is on the ballot. In recent years, numerous conflicts have pitted the Amish against the growing regulatory power of the state. The points of friction have included military service, education, Social Security, health care, property zoning, child labor, photo identification, and the use of slow-moving-vehicle signs. To cope with these various conflicts, the Amish have formed a national steering committee with representatives in various states to work with public legislators when issues arise. In general, however, the Amish have fared rather well in a political system that respects and protects their freedom of religious expression.
- Total Depravity, the belief that humans are completely sinful and corrupted, or depraved. Calvinists teach that only through faith in Christ and God's Grace can our sins be forgiven.
- Unconditional Election, the belief that God chooses who is and who is not elected, and that humans have no say in the matter. Those who are saved are chosen by God and God alone.
- Limited Atonement, the belief that Jesus died only for the elect, and not for everyone's sin.
- Irresistible Grace, the belief that the Lord's Calling is so great it is irresistible to all that is called and therefore saved.
- Perseverance of the Saints, the belief that once you have been chosen by God, you cannot lose your salvation.
Those opposed to Calvinism argue if Calvinism is true, God is cruel, however the Calvinist replies by saying that God is not necessarily fair or equal, but he is just and loving. Predestination is arguably one of the most controversial parts of Calvinism, as the idea of not being able to choose your own salvation is off-putting to many, however, Calvinists reply by saying that A) if you are hardworking and sincere in your belief in Christ, you are most likely elect, and B) all those who take the Lord's Supper, a ritual where you consume bread, the body of Christ, and wine, the Blood of his Covenant, are most definitely elect.
A common misconception about Calvinists is that Calvinists don't believe in Free Will. This is false. Calvinists believe that people have Free Will in the sense that they choose their own paths, however, all choices made by humanity are bound by its sin.
Calvinists believe in the Sola Scriptura. They practice infant baptism.
Presbyterianism is a denomination of Calvinism with prominent belief in a different polity. Presbyterian Gatherings are held by Pastors or Elders. These Elders meet up in what are called Presbyters for several reasons. Presbyterianism is historically a confessional tradition. This has two implications. The obvious one is that confessional churches express their faith in the form of "confessions of faith," which have some level of authoritative status. However this is based on a more subtle point: In confessional churches, theology is not solely an individual matter. While individuals are encouraged to understand Scripture, and may challenge the current institutional understanding, theology is carried out by the community as a whole. It is this community understanding of theology that is expressed in confessions.
Presbyterians believe in the Sola Scriptura. They also practice infant baptism.
Anglicanism follows similar traditions to Roman Catholicism with the noted exception that Anglicans do not believe that the Pope is the sole religious Authority, instead believing in Prima Scriptura. Unlike most Protestant Denominations, Anglicans may worship the saints, however, the practice has died down in recent days. Its closeness to Catholicism has given Anglicans the nickname of "Anglo-Catholics."
Anglicans believe in the Prima Scripture, in contrast to the Sola Scriptura. They practice infant baptism and are Arminian.
Methodism (also commonly known as Wesleyanism) is similar to Anglicanism, but without much of the Catholic tradition. Methodists differentiate from Anglicans, as they are more informal than Anglicans, and believe that individuals capable of spreading the word of God should be able to. Methodists are staunchly Arminian, believing that all can attain salvation simply through following Jesus Christ. Methodists also teach the Entire Sanctification, a belief that one can be forgiven of all their sins, including that of Original Sin. However, most believe this is only attainable after ones passing.
Methodists believe in the Prima Scripture, also practice infant baptism, and are also Arminian.
Lutherans are the original Protestants, originating from the Teachings of the German Theologian, Martin Luther. Lutherans believe that Salvation is not a one-time thing, and put a large emphasis on the Five Solas of the Reformation (or the Five Solae).
Lutherans believe in the Sola Scriptura. They also practice infant baptism, and are neither Arminian nor Calvinist.
Pietism is a (...)
Baptists believe in Sola Scriptura, and they do not practice infant baptism. 30% of Baptist Pastors are Arminian, another 30% are Calvinist, while many follow a mixture of both beliefs.
Pentecostalism is a heavily Evangelical denomination, with a large emphasis on the Born Again Experience, before having a second experience with the Holy Spirit Baptism. They also believe that all the spiritual gifts in The Bible are available to use.
Pentecostals believe in Sola Scriptura. They do not practice infant baptism, and are mostly Arminian.
Quakers are a very big tent denomination, with a mixture of Conservatives and Liberal Christians, Evangelicals and Mainline Protestants, among others. Quakers hold a firm belief of non-violence and are rather informal during times, most services don't have a preset plan and members of the church are free to stand and speak regardless of if they are a pastor or not. Many do not practice baptism or the communion, and most Quaker Churches allow the Women Ordination.
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Personality and Behavior
ProtTheo is often seen preaching his religion to people. He likes to look for new converts and sometimes gets himself into weird situations trying to convert people. He absolutely despises Catholic Theocracy and are seen debating each other, yelling at each other, insulting each other, or even fighting each other. He also likes to hanging out with ideologies that support Protestantism, such as Bismarckism and Nordic Model.
How to Draw
- Draw a ball
- Draw a Nordic cross with grey in the middle and orange on the sides, with black outside of the orange
- Add a circle (yellow outline, blue in the middle) at the cross-section of the Nordic cross
- Draw the Lutheran flower (white for the petals, green leaves, a red heart and grey for the cross)
- Draw Luther's hat (Tudor Bonnet, colored grey and red),
- Add the two eyes
You are finished!
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|Orange||#FF7800||255, 120, 0|
|Yellow||#F4C00E||244, 192, 14|
|Blue||#2274BB||34, 116, 187|
|White||#FFFFFF||255, 255, 255|
|Green||#018002||1, 128, 2|
|Red||#F92B3A||249, 43, 58|
- Christian Theocracy - Jesus was a protestant, right?
- Reformism - Gotta reform the Church!
- Orthodox Theocracy - He thinks the way I preach is weird, but we're still for Jesus.
- MLK Jr. Thought - Wrong Martin Luther, but you were a based Baptist minister.
- Counter-Enlightenment - My son who fights against heretical modernism.
- Traditionalism - We must protect our Christian traditions.
- Absolute Monarchism - Yes, I'll allow you to have more power than the c*tholics do.
- Paleoconservatism - WASP ethics sound great.
- Bismarckism - A fellow protestant who helps the poor and conserves traditions.
- Reactionary Socialism - A good guy who cares about the poor, but loves the Catholic church a bit too much.
- Christian Anarchism - I don't know, son.
- Christian Libertarianism - Libertarianism? I'm not sure about that...
- Christian Democracy - Successful in many protestant countries, but CDU compromises with C*tholics.
- Protestant Fascism - Son, what is this?
- Nordic Model - Greetings, fellow protestants. It is too bad that the nordic churches have fallen into heresy and that their nations have become so secular.
- State Shinto - You're non-christian, but I supported you against catholic rebels in Shimabara.
- Catholic Theocracy - That's bullshit, this whole thing is bullshit, that's a scam, fuck the church. Here's 95 reasons why.
- Satanic Theocracy - Get away from me, Satan!
- Kleptocracy - The corruption of the catholic church ends today!
Ignore that Anglicans were founded by the corrupt Henry VIII
- Plutocracy - The selling of indulgences only leads to greed and avarice! We are saved by faith alone!
- Jewish Theocracy - You reject the salvation of Christ!
- State Atheism - Godless scum!
- Positive Christianity - ...on a second thought, maybe I should let that papist burn me. At least this abomination is no longer a thing.
Oh wait, it still is.
- Irish Republicanism - Ulster will always remain British. No surrender.
Comics and Artwork
- Ulster loyalist groups which committed acts of terrorism includes the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), which is designated as a terrorist organisation by the British government.