John Calvin and Roman Catholicism: Critique and Engagement,

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He insisted on reforms including: the congregational singing of the Psalms as part of church worship, the teaching of a catechism and confession of faith to children, and the enforcement of a strict moral discipline in the community by the pastors and members of the church. Other leaders stepped up to lead the reform, and concurrently, the rebellion known as the Peasants’ War was making its way across Germany.

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Dogmatic Theology

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The Pilgrims of New England from 1659 to 1681. Andreas Karlstadt disagreed theologically with Huldrych Zwingli and Martin Luther, teaching nonviolence and refusing to baptize infants while not rebaptizing adult believers. [50] Kaspar Schwenkfeld and Sebastian Franck were influenced by German mysticism and spiritualism. Many had four or more parts, with the tune in the soprano or tenor. It is because we hope to acquire rather than achieve—in the old language of religion, to receive rather than give—that the good we imagine can truly be taken from our hands.” In both her fiction and nonfiction Robinson seeks—and to a large extent succeeds, for the attentive reader—in dismantling the negative stereotypes of John Calvin, Calvinism, and Calvinism’s Puritan progeny and reasserting the value of his theology in a contemporary context.

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Specimens of Preaching

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Such efforts, however, were most significant in preparing for later aggressive action. established governments. To get the right glasses on, you just have to realize that Protestants don't really follow the Bible at all, but rather they follow a completely unbiblical "tradition of men" called Sola Fide, and they accept this as a starting premise and from there proceed to make Scripture fit. Then, with the formation of the Jesuit Order in the sixteenth century, a new and deadly weapon was created to be used against biblical Christianity.

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The Works of John Owen (Volume 3)

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Surely, as we consider the growth of early Christianity and its rapid conquest of the Roman Empire, as proofs of its Divine origin, so we should draw the same conclusion in favour of Protestantism from its rapid spread in Germany and the northern parts of Europe. Frustrated by Protestant disagreement over the Eucharist, Calvin wrote the text in an attempt to unify the movement around one single doctrine. When Christ came to enlighten the world, the light of Roman and Greek culture was shining its brightest, and for at least three centuries longer the new religion added nothing to its lustre.

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The Life of Faith (Arthur Pink Collection Book 38)

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It is merely a symbol of Christ’s Body and Blood, they insist; no “special presence of the Holy Spirit” accompanies it, as Methodists and other more “sacramental” Protestants believe, and it certainly did not become the actual Body and Blood of Christ the way the Roman Catholics believe—even though our Lord said (and we repeated!) “This [bread] is My Body; this [wine] is My Blood.” Regardless, there I sat, with quarter-inch-squared piece of bread in one hand and small, plastic cup of grape juice in the other, and for some reason, I looked at those two elements and a thought paralyzed me: This is my entry into the very Kingdom of Heaven.

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The Great Duty of Resignation to the Divine Will in

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To make these observations is not to propose that modern capitalism was somehow constructed upon a “Catholic ethic.” That would be equally false. This is called “believer’s baptism.” If you think about this in terms of disenchantment and the buffered self, it makes perfect sense. The rich were getting richer, and the poor much poorer: growing numbers of unemployed people became vagrants, beggars, and petty criminals.

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Baptismal Regeneration

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Weber notes that this is not the spirit of enlightenment, but is a pessimistically disillusioned type of individualism. He proposed “Retrieval for the Sake of Renewal,” “Particularity in the Service of Unity,” and “Humility in the Presence of the Holy.” Under “Retrieval,” George highlighted the cantankerous issues of creedalism and Calvinism. Baptism, in particular, was an important differentiation. Be encouraged from the Word of God. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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Unexpected Destinations: An Evangelical Pilgrimage to World

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One hundred years later, in Germany the protests erupted simultaneously, whilst under threat of Islamic Ottoman invasion ¹, which especially distracted the German princes responsible for military defense. Other laws, however, are equally applicable to all nations, and these are binding. At least not in the highest, official expression of her teaching. In light of the previous passages, it is obvious that this verse is not stating the exact order of things.

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The Gospel of Mark

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Is the doctrine of the real presence a mystery? As soon as you start talking about how do we relate to the Church, you know, or how does God open your eyes—then you’re Arminian or a Calvinist. English Jesuit Colleges were established at Reims, Douay, Vallodid and Rome. Protestants think that you have to choose their brand of Christianity or you go to hell, Calvinists think that everything is predetermined so no matter what you do you're basically screwed!

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Saints' Everlasting Rest & The Causes and Danger of

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They will always let you down sooner or later, but Jesus Christ will never let you down. It had gradually been developed, apart from reference to Scripture, from the time of Radbert. The traditional Roman Catholic prohibition of any lending of money at interest as "usury," the monastic glorification of poverty as an ascetic ideal, and the Roman Catholic system of holidays as times when no work was to be done were all seen by the rising merchant class as obstacles to financial development.

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