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I have nine years experience as an evangelist and eight as an assistant pastor and youth counselor. I've spent a little over thirteen years investigating various religions - Protestantism included - by speaking to leading officials therein and discussing the basis of their beliefs.

I have experience answering questions dealing with Protestantism in general, ranging from the history and origins of the movement to the specific doctrines and beliefs of many denominations therein.

I can answer questions regarding the differences in various denominations, religious liberty, religious history, and Biblical prophecy. I have spent several years studying and answering questions on doctrine and theology, using the Word of God as the basis for what is true and false.

I greatly to answer questions based on fact - what does the Word of God say, what does history say, and what does it not say. Beyond that, please don't ask for or expect my mere opinions, because I am not in the habit of giving them.

Experience in the area

My specialty is in Seventh-day Adventist theology and history, however I have studied the Reformation and virtually every Christian denomination I have encountered in order to have a more complete and unbiased understanding of their beliefs and how they came to be.

I have been active in documenting and questioning the beliefs of Christian denominations for over thirteen years, ranging from discussions with leading individuals within the organizations to reading the books and materials provided by such groups.

I have had an abiding interest in Protestantism in general, from the time of Wycliffe on, for approximately fifteen years, and have gathered a reasonable amount of knowledge of the topic in that time.


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High school graduate, student teacher of Creation SDA Christian Academy private school. Assistant Pastor eight years, youth counselor eight years, evangelist nine years.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Oh, there's always more to learn.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Surprisingly, the actual concept of "Protestantism." A Protestant is someone who rejects the Church's word over the Bible, and rejects the state's authority over the conscience. Sadly few "Protestants" understand "Protestantism" in a practical sense.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

It's been controversial since the Reformation - are you kidding? :)

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Leah01/02/13101010Excellent, there are some very beautiful scriptures .....
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Recent Answers from Lucan Chartier

2013-12-07 General:

Hello Phil,     Generally my Scripture quotations are copied directly from an online KJV, where the brackets are already in place; I simply don't remove them. If you look up the references in a printed

2012-12-31 the dead:

Hello Leah,          Certainly, here are a few for your consideration:    "For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion. For the living know

2012-11-23 salvation:

Dear Mr. McNeill,         It sounds as though you have an opinion already formed on the matter, which causes me to wonder why you've written with a request for mine. Regarding your question as to how it

2012-11-23 salvation:

Dear Mr. McNeill,     That's not a question that any person can answer with certainty, much less over the internet and for someone not in the conversation. If your mother is still of a sharp mind, the

2012-02-13 about Jesus:

Hi Katrina,          Thanks for writing. To be perfectly blunt, this is probably one of the most absurd things I've ever read. The author goes back and forth between trying to show from the Bible that


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