Poll Looks at Differences Among Catholic, Protestant Beliefs

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A new poll takes a look at the issues that split Catholics and Protestants 500 years ago on this Reformation Day. Do they still matter?

Not nearly as much as they did five centuries ago.

Becka Alper with the Pew Research Center says about half of US Protestants say both good deeds and faith in God are needed to get into heaven, which is a historically Catholic position. The other half say faith alone is needed.

“We also see that 46 percent of protestants say the Bible provides all the religious guidance Christians need, which is a traditionally protestant belief, but 52 percent say Christians should look for guidance from church teaching and traditions as well as from the Bible, which is position held by the Catholic Church,” she says.

Reformation Day is when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the Wittenberg Church door in Germany, leading to the split between the Catholic and Protestant church.

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