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Koreshanity the doctrines and beliefs of an American communal religious society founded in 1886, especially its goal of reforming both church and state and their mutual relationship to God. —Koreshan, adj. He is a co-author of the new book, Living Your Strengths, written to help members discover and use their talents and strengths in their congregations. Luke 10:16 "He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me."

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Go read the Catechism from cover to cover, the Documents of Trent, and Aqinas and come back. Although its strongly conservative views on theology and ethics might seem to make the LCMS politically compatible with other Evangelicals in the U. The Middle Ages were another matter.) Whatever else can be said about the intellectually leveling Protestant sects, they are correct in claiming to hew closer to the letter of the gospels than do other Christian sects.

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The word Gospel means “good news.” The good news was this: Penance and holy living could never remove sin, but they didn’t have to. One should also be critical about the link between conversion and "capitalist spirit." The Peace established the principle Cuius regio, eius religio, which allowed Holy Roman Empire's states' princes to select either Lutheranism or Catholicism within the domains they controlled, ultimately reaffirming the independence they had over their states.

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In a nutshell, "those who believe� are in the church, and those believers are followed by miracles, therefore in the Church there are miracles. It is also the reason why, though you asked me what “I” believe, I can answer you by describing what “we” believe: all ~400,000 of us in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), and especially the ~1,000 pastors who serve us in various capacities, enjoy a unity of belief, publicly confessing the same doctrine and striving to represent that doctrine in our public practice.

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The Bible is the sole infallible authority, said the men of Wittemberg. The Popish politicians on the Continent foresaw, of course, that James VI would mount the throne of England; and there is reason to think that the mission of the polished and insinuating but unprincipled Esme Stuart had reference to that expectation. And dew is well used as a sign, since by it all vital seeds of the earth are raised to growth. The controversial concept of merit is explained thus: “When Catholics affirm the ‘meritorious’ character of good works, they wish to say that, according to the biblical witness, a reward in heaven is promised to these works.

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There are many Episcopal scholarships available, although many of the larger churches sponsor their own programs. Once they arrived, they began to separate into their own religious groups and constructed various societies based off their own beliefs and values. This is the second death. (Revelation 20:11-14) Humans are basically appointed to die physically, but face the second death if they commit the unpardonable sin (see What is the Unpardonable Sin? ).

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The treatment of Sunday as festival or Sabbath similarly separates the groups, as does the role of the sermon in worship. When a distinction is made between evangelical and mainline churches, it's not a hard and fast distinction. Wright would affirm a lot of what his good friend Dr. The reformers believed that human beings—even saints canonized by the Roman Catholic Church, the popes, and the ecclesiastical hierarchy—are not worthy of the glory that was accorded them.

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Some of the more prominent ones being a former Catholic priest and teacher Jan Hus, as well as an English theologian John Wyckliffe. This militancy irritated and alarmed Bismarck, who considered it a threat to the national unity he had just achieved. Though from time to time they were accepted into the Church in a manner such as that applied to Arians, it is to be noted that for many centuries and even in our time the Greek Churches accepted them by Baptism.

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No explanation is needed for these verses. It is not always fully realised that Luther had not merely a great influence on political and social life (apart from the purely religious aspect), but that he was a political and social figure in his own times. “Luther was more of a politician than a theologian,” says Houston Stewart Chamberlain, one of his greatest admirers. The famous "seven sacraments" include baptism, eucharist, marriage, ordination, confirmation, confession, and last rites.

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Nevertheless, Henry never ceased to trust his reform-minded archbishop Thomas Cranmer, and even suggested to a bemused ambassador in 1546 that he and the French king might together abolish the mass. The Protestant Reformation is the name given to a religious and political development in the early 16th century. While this is partially true, it ignores that Jesus taught it would be more tolerable for some than others at this time (Matthew 11:23-24; Luke 10:13).

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