In the 16th century the Protestant Reformation divided the Roman Catholic
Church. This reform was led by Martin Luther whose original intentions
were to reform the church, but resulted in a split between Protestant and
Catholic. Soon the Protestant Church itself divided resulting in two more
churches, one Protestant, and the other reformed church. The Reformed
Church is better known as Presbyterian, whose conspicuous leader was John
John Calvin had many beliefs which had been adopted by the
Presbyterian Church. His ideas were modified from those in the Catholic
Church. Presbyterians do believe in the Trinity as Catholics do but
differ from Catholicism when dealing ...view middle of the document...
sacrament is a testimony of God’s grace. Presbyterians acknowledge two
sacraments. One is Baptism, and the other Eucharist. Baptism is a symbol
of cleansing, forgiveness of original sin permanetly, and makes us all
share in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It makes us one with
God. The sacrament of the Eucharist is a memory of Christ’s death and a
confession of faith. Through the Eucharist the community is united to God
and one another.
Presbyterians feel very strong about God being in their community.
Everyone is very close and loving. The church service is very relaxed and
laid back. There is not a lot of order or tradition. Current issues
that the churches are having to deal with are homosexuals in the clergy
and also the rights of women. Presbyterians are similar to Catholics in
many ways, but different in others.
Voting is when a group of people makes a decision on a subject that
concerns them as a whole. In many countries, people vote to choose their
leaders and to decide public issues. People also vote to make decisions
in such groups as juries, labor unions, corporations, and social clubs.
There are many different ways of voting and counting votes. No single
voting method is either universally applicable or the best overall. Some
major voting methods are majority rules, plurality wins, elimination and
runoffs, sequential pairwise comparisons, various weighted or scoring
schemes, approval voting, and a host of various other partitioning schemes
that choose successively between subsets of potential outcomes. The three
ways of counting votes are Plurality, Condorcet, and Borda count.