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Many new religions were formed due to the decline of the Catholic Church. If you are not Catholic, you are Protestant. The religions that were formed were the Calvinists, Anglicans, and Lutheranism. Their views are based on the interpretation of the two kingdoms doctrine, the spiritual and secular. Lutherans believe that the state should not be involved with religious matters, and the church should not be involved with state matters. Lutherans think if you are a true Christian, members will practice piety and follow the gospel to get into heaven. If you are not a Christian the state will keep you in line to keep the peace. According to the Protestant doctrine and specifically Luther’s belief the Church laws do not apply to the state laws and vice versa. Calvinists think the church and state should be separate but there’s a consistory that links the church and state together. Christians and non-Christians have to follow the church laws even though they are not religious. The consistory try’s people if they do something wrong or evil against the church and you will be extremely punished for your crime. They tried anybody who did follow these laws, if it was Christians or non-Christians. Calvinism was very strict, you had to be disciplined and it controlled many people’s lives. No one liked it, this was like John Knox. He bands all happiness, no laughing, no dancing, and no color. John Calvin does say that you can drink and do other stuff as long as you practice the beliefs at the same time. The Anglican Church still has the same religious traditions and tolerations. The only reason why it got separated was because Henry the 8th did not get what he wanted from the pope of Roman Catholic Church. Henry the 8th decided to make the Church of England, this movement actually took most of the followers from the Catholic Church. The views of the Church are the same as it were before it split up, Henry the 8th just left the Catholic Church and formed a new Church with the same beliefs as before. The views from these Protestant religions are based off of the spiritual and secular kingdom. They have the same kingdoms, but each religion interprets these kingdoms in a different way.

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