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When the queen regent arrived before Perth at the head of 8,000 men, she found the Reformers so well prepared to receive her that, instead of offering them battle as she had intended, she agreeably surprised them with overtures of peace. Taking God to be a hard task-master, who would admit no one into heaven unless he paid a great price, Christendom had groaned for ages under penances and expiatory works of self-righteousness.

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It should also not be forgotten that conflict with the Papacy over various issues had been unusually frequent in the English Church since long before the Reformation. The Roman Catholic Church enjoyed both religious hegemony and considerable political influence in the West throughout the Middle Ages, but by the fifteenth century various reformers began to agitate for change. Today, Calvin remains widely credited as the most important figure in the second generation of the Protestant Reformation.

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Martin's Press, 1996. © The Oxford Companion to British History 2002, originally published by Oxford University Press 2002. protestantism. This applied even to the mightiest of them all, the Spanish Habsburg Charles V, who became emperor in 1519, two years after the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation. The Canons are the judgment of the Synod against this Remonstrance. As a recent convert to Orthodox Presbyterianism, it was explained to me that we neither promote monarchy nor anarchy, but balance.

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Answer: The Lutheran Church is actually many different bodies, all of which base their teachings and practice to some degree on the work of Martin Luther. It is, he says, by the grace and invocation of the Holy Spirit, which operates and consummates the change, and by our sacred prayers and by the Lord's own words that the bread and wine are transformed and transmuted into the very flesh and blood of Christ. Why would bestowing such a special privilege as priestly ordination be suddenly discarded as a Sacrament by the reformers?

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There were cries for the restructuring of the Catholic Church. For example, we know large congregations are more likely to be growing than small congregations. There were also experimental Lutheran colonies in Venezuela. In the only popular revolt of Germany, the Peasant Uprising of 1525, Luther advised the princes to adopt the most ruthless measures against the "mad dogs" as he described the German peasants. Acts 20:28 "But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth" 1 Tim 3:15 "And sending from Miletus to Ephesus, he called the ancients of the church" Acts 20:17 "And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received by the church, and by the apostles and ancients, declaring how great things God had done with them" Acts 15:4 "And when they had ordained to them priests in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in whom they believed" Acts 14:22 "And when they were come, and had assembled the church, they related what great things God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles" Acts 14:26 "And going down to Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem, and saluted the church, and so came down to Antioch" Acts 18:22 It is illogical to think that Jesus would establish His Church then make it invisible and inaccessible to us.

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They were an attempt to minister to workers and to management in the industrial plant itself. Such blessedness is exquisite, beyond all joy and goods, just as gold is the most valuable, most precious and best metal. The LCMS has helped equip Polish leaders and laity for proclamation of the Gospel. The success of the Counter-Reformation on the Continent and the growth of a Puritan party dedicated to further Protestant reform polarised the Elizabethan Age. These two verses talk (A) about DEEDS of the body, not the body itself, and (B) our members, when they produce sins.

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His influence was immediate and enormous. With this view they marched round the eastern extremity of the Pentlands � a range of hills about four miles south of Edinburgh with the intent of pursuing their way along the south side of the chain to their homes. It was the German candidate who was eventually elected, and thus an affair which in its progress had masked the preparations of the Prince of Orange, in its issue extended protection to an undertaking which otherwise would have been attended with far greater difficulty. [ 4 ] Early in September, however, it began to be strongly suspected that these great preparations in Holland both by sea and land pointed to England.

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If the Lord Returned Right Now Would you Be With Him for Eternity? Under a canopy of state sat Lichtenstein, the Governor of Prague. "Vast numbers of spectators," says Comenius, "crowded the market-place, the streets, and all the houses." In some parts Romanism almost entirely disappeared. How slowly the terms Protestant, Papist, Romanist, Nonconformist, and others are losing their old unsavoury connotation. In spite of orthodox opposition, the new Copernican system steadily won more and more the adherence of thinking minds, and the new science even invaded the domain of religion with the so-called physico-theological argument for the existence of God.

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Marcion expected the majority of mankind to be lost...he denied the validity of the Old Testament and its Law... This spread discontent through the nation, and made Charles be distrusted by all his future Parliaments. And if the church from which the reformers came were NOT true, then that church could not have given the reformers true mission to reform the Catholic Church. 2. A revealed religion based on a written text cannot stray far from its roots without being dangerously weakened in the contest with other modes of thought. (At least not in a literate society.

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Whence this change of behaviour, notwithstanding the identity of positions? Jefferson, the third President of the United States, when it was still in its fledgling infancy, wrote: "I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." Please log in or subscribe to view the slideshow. This position eventually prevailed and was explained by St. Also a member of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

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