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Is there a name for the idea that the seven churches of Revelation represent periods in church history? How common is this belief in Protestantism?

Technically, the OP's presented view of the seven church representing seven period's of Christian history is called, "Historicism". It is widely held but I am unaware of any demographics. ...
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Is the bread really Jesus body - Transubstantiation?

OP: Is the bread really Jesus' body? The Septuagint version explains it this way. But I as an innocent lamb led to the slaughter, knew not: against me they devised an evil device, saying, Come and ...
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Is there a name for the idea that the seven churches of Revelation represent periods in church history? How common is this belief in Protestantism?

One Christian friend I know has spoken of this era being "the Laodicean dispensation". He referred to the previous churches also in terms of being particular times of "dispensation"...
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Is there a name for the idea that the seven churches of Revelation represent periods in church history? How common is this belief in Protestantism?

Church History The historicist approach to Revelation was popular among the Reformers, often referring to the Muslims, Catholics, etc. But the application of the Seven Churches to a time-line of ...
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Can the forensic justication doctrine be characterized as false justification contrary to fact and truth?

Michael, would you actually like to know what Luther taught about justification? Distinctions As one of the commentators pointed out, Luther started out as a monk and his theology changed over time. ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

The KJV obscures something here, by translating both διδάσκω and μαθητεύω as “teach”. Jesus is speaking to the “eleven disciples” (ἕνδεκα μαθηταὶ), and commands them to “disciple” or “make disciples ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20 go make disciple…..teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. The primary thing Jesus had commanded them to do was make disciples. So all those that ...
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Were only the eleven instructed to 'teach and baptise' or was there a 'Great Commission' made to the entire Church?

While it is certain that teaching, preaching, pastoring, evangelizing, etc., in an 'ordained' ongoing fashion are gifts of the Spirit within individuals particularly called from within local bodies of ...
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How central is the claim the pope is the antichrist to Protestant theology?

Because you ask, "How central IS the claim...", this answer will be confined to current views on the matter within Protestantism generally speaking. It simply is not possible to do justice ...
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How did the early church understand the priesthood?

“See that ye all follow the bishop, even as Christ Jesus does the Father, and the presbytery as ye would the apostles. Do ye also reverence the deacons, as those that carry out[through their office] ...
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According to Protestantism, how does God manifest and interact with Christians?

If there is any sort of repeated, personal experience for an individual Christian beyond what Nigel J. has outlined above it is this: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the ...
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According to Protestantism, how does God manifest and interact with Christians?

1. Manifestation The Bible League Trust, a Protestant Organisation, states in regard to their own heading 'God Manifested' that : “God was manifest in the flesh.” 1 Timothy 3:16 [TR/KJV] This is ...
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