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March 21st, 2014 by Joel Watts

I am Roman Catholic!

Well, not officially, but because a quiz told me so:

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If you take it, tell me what you got.

Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

Comments

18 Responses to “I am Roman Catholic!”
  1. You need to regard the Catholic Scriptures as fabrications even of the Pharisees killing all the prophets by handing them to the enemy
    You need the Real Scriptures of God edited by James platter

  2. I scored as an Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan.

  3. With a tie breaker, classic liberal, beating out emergent postmodern, whatever that means. I am thankful my fundamentalist score was zero. Except, I think the software guy needs to ask your zip code, then link it to the nearest church that fits, including directions on google maps. Too bad Wicans, Valentinians, etc are not included. They shut out the UU’s. Or include a non-classical liberal. Or maybe that’s what emergent postmodern means. Emergent postmodern is a rather strange group of words. After modern? Just coming out? Very strange. The words don’t mean anything, I’m too lazy and dont care enough to google it.

    • Know More Than I Should says

      Don’t use Google; use duckduckgo.com and make people wonder what you’re up to!

  4. Know More Than I Should says

    Decidedly postmodern with a(n un)healthy dose of classical liberalism. Although I could have probably come close to telling you the former without bothering to answer the questions, I suspect the quiz’s author and I would disagree on the definition of the latter. In either case, as in life, I am typically perceived as an iconoclast threatening a smug status quo.

  5. Scott Fritzsche says

    I was an evangelical holiness/Wesleyan with a healthy dose of emergent. A fairly accurate description.

  6. Milton Almeida says

    “You are a Reformed Evangelical. You take the Bible very seriously because it is God’s Word. You most likely hold to TULIP and are sceptical about the possibilities of universal atonement or resistible grace. The most important thing the Church can do is make sure people hear how they can go to heaven when they die.”

    Not surprisingly I got Reformed Evangelical but I want to abolish the word “Evangelical”… It also tells me that I am “skeptical about Irresistible Grace, which I am not; I wouldn’t hold to TULIP if I had any doubts that Grace is irresistible. I also do not agree on the role of the Church as the “sole role” of the Church as I am a defender as the Church as commanded to promote social justice among its members and if the opportunity is available even with outsiders. (Galatians 6:10).
    So, I hope no one goes on changing the denominations (or demon minations) because of this quiz 😉

  7. Milton Almeida says

    ooops… it says that I am skeptical of resistible grace… so the here the assessment is correct. 😉

  8. Just Sayin' says

    I’m 86% Catholic.

  9. I got Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan!

  10. I flunked 🙁

  11. I got the following:

    You Scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan
    You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God’s grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan
    79%
    Emergent/Postmodern
    75%
    Reformed Evangelical
    68%
    Neo orthodox
    61%
    Fundamentalist
    39%
    Roman Catholic
    39%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal
    36%
    Classical Liberal
    29%
    Modern Liberal
    14%

    The problem is that the basis of their conclusion is also a Reformed belief. The idea that we can choose to believe in Christ despite our being totally depraved because of God’s grace is Reformed. The idea that we can choose not to believe as well as choose to believe having received God’s grace is not Reformed.

    Except for the practical theology side of me, I am Reformed Evangelical. I reject Wesley’s 2nd experience theology and part of his holiness emphasis. But what can you do?

    • you can get right with God, Curt – that’s what you can do 😉

      I believe the emphasis should be on “choose.” For Wesleyan’s, it is a pure choice, so you can reject it.

  12. Know More Than I Should says

    Just for the record, not to mention my not being overly trusting of these classification quizzes, completely neutral responses to all questions yields the following results if the tie-breaker questions are ignored:
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 50%
    Fundamentalist 50%
    Modern Liberal 50%
    Roman Catholic 50%
    Reformed Evangelical 50%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 50%
    Classical Liberal 50%
    Emergent/Postmodern 50%
    Neo orthodox 50%

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