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  • Lift High This Cross: The Theology of Martin Luther

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    Popularity is calculated by comparing this book's number of editions to the book with the largest number of editions. The end of the Thirty Years War in the Peace of Westphalia (see Westphalia, Peace of ) in 1648 brought some stabilization, but the force of the Reformation did not end then. The Germans preferred to imitate Luther's practical example and to ignore his teachings. All true Christians know that we have but ONE "Holy Father" -- and He dwells in Heaven, not in Rome!
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  • The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious

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    The pulpit was first whipped, next sprinkled with holy water, then a priest was made to enter it, and speaking for the pulpit to say, "I have sinned." The practice of penance and the belief that good works could balance the punishment of sin or lead to salvation were particularly common among the monks living in monasteries. WATCH YE THEREFORE, and PRAY ALWAYS, that ye may be accounted worthy to ESCAPE all these things that shall come to pass, and to STAND before the Son of man" (Luke 21:34-36).
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  • Selected Writings of C.F.W. Walther Volume 3 Editorials from

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    Protestant beachheads were established on many Asian and African shores but not until recently in Catholic Latin America. Many French Huguenots however, still contributed to the Protestant movement, including many who emigrated to the English colonies. Over and over Jesus and His apostles urge His people to turn together to the word as the ultimate authority and source of grace and faith. ("As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby. 1 Peter 2.2; "If you continue in My word. .. ."
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  • Lutheranism: an Introductory Survey (Christian Theological

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    He likewise came to the conclusion that justification abides, while grace is ever ready for the acceptance of faith without need of any intermediary. Though martin Luther gets significant credit for starting the alternative choice for Catholic belief, his real intention was simply to fix the problems with the existing Catholic Church with his 95 Theses. They reject the claims of papal supremacy, at least as so far practised and expressed, and also the seven sacraments of Catholicism, adhering to the two which have dominical (i.e. from the Lord) warrant, baptism and the Lord's Supper.
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  • The Legacy of Luther

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    He was followed by those we would call Pope. Together we hear the gospel that "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life" (Jn 3:16). I pray that the protest ends one day soon. You can only upload a photo (png, jpg, jpeg) or a video (3gp, 3gpp, mp4, mov, avi, mpg, mpeg, rm). The Duchy of Prussia, which was a Polish fief, emerged as key center of the movement, with numerous publishing houses issuing not only Bibles, but also catechisms, in German, Polish and Lithuanian.
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  • Martin Luther: Roman Catholic Prophet (Marquette Studies in

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    This would be not meekness, but indifference about things to which all others ought to be postponed ( The Necessity of Reforming the Church ). As it name implies Anglican Protestantism is distinctively English. In other words, the PE comes to symbolize a collection of action orientations that only occasionally, if ever, coalesce in concrete cases. Although innocent, Savonarola was hanged and burned for heresy in 1498. If the Church did err and the Protestant reformers started churches of their own as they did, then how can we explain this verse from Scripture: "And he hath subjected all things under his feet, and hath made him head over all the church" (Ephesians 1:22).
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  • Till the Night Be Past

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    It is impossible, of course, to settle that question simply on the apparent merits of the case itself. The two great parties into which Scotland was divided stood frowning at each other: the crime of burning Mill on the one side, and "the oath to the Majesty of Heaven" on the other, rendered conciliation hopeless, and nothing remained but to bring the controversy between the two to a final issue. But such trust in one's own light is not faith. The Protestants were forbidden to print a single line except with the approbation of the chancellor, while their opponents were circulating without let or hindrance, far and near, pamphlets filled with the most slanderous accusations.
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  • Justification and Rome

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    Its religious aspects were supplemented by ambitious political rulers who wanted to extend their power and control at the expense of the Church. Many of these Saints have died for Christ as did St. C., and looked upon the inscription which carried his immortal words for all humanity to read. In Evangelical Is Not Enough, Howard claims that evangelicalism has terribly missed out on something special by rejecting liturgy. [30] Neocatholics pick up this ball and run with it, contending that Protestantism has missed out on the fullness and richness of high church liturgy, and in particular, the glory of the Mass and the Eucharist.
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  • Piety, Politics, and Power: Lutherans Encountering Islam in

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    They especially objected to the teaching and the sale of indulgences, and the abuses thereof, and to simony, the selling and buying of clerical offices. In that respect, he writes of the Catholic Church as one writes about a parent from whom one is estranged, waiting to be joyfully reconciled. Here Jesus tells us to perform this same process as He. "If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world" John 6:52.
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  • Kenisha: The Roots and Development of the Evangelical Church

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    In 1613, the Moroccan Ambassador Al-Hajari discussed in La Hague with the Dutch Prince Maurice of Orange the possibility of an alliance between the Dutch Republic, the Ottoman Empire, Morocco and the Moriscos, against the common enemy Spain. [40] His book mentions the discussion for a combined offensive on Spain, [41] as well as the religious reasons for the good relations between Islam and Protestantism at the time: Their teachers [Luther and Calvin] warned them [Protestants] against the Pope and the worshippers of Idols; they also told them not to hate the Muslims because they are the sword of God in the world against the idol-worshippers.