Chemnitz's Works: Examination of the Council of Trent I: 1

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The entire story of Christian missions to the indigenous peoples of North America is a complex one, with both cultural resistance and religious conversion visible on the Native American side, and both arrogant high-handedness and cultural sensitivity, as well as some cases of courageous missionary solidarity with native peoples, visible on the missions' side. The gates of destruction were, in God's marvelous mercy, changed into the gates of Paradise.

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A New Song: I Have Set My King on Zion

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The UPCUSA was formed by the merger (1958) of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, descending from the Philadelphia presbytery of 1706, and the United Presbyterian Church of North America, which had been constituted (1858) by a union of two older churches. Pope Leo X dispatched the learned Cardinal Cajetan to handle the case. Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.

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God Glorified in Man's Dependence

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The idea was to give in, for the time being, to the “weak-sentimental” attitude of Germany's former opponents. Ihr habt gehortt, das zu den alten gesagt ist, du sollt nit todten, wer aber todtet, der soll des gerichts schuldig seyn. After he tore the waters and called earth to fruitfulness, he said that was good too. Making the world better, one answer at a time. Because the five solas are the main tenets of the Protestant faith, non-denominational groups and organizations are also considered Protestant.

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Foretastes of Heaven in Lutheran Church Music Tradition:

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But if there is only one, the warning directly applies to both (as opposed to only indirectly applicable to both). 4. Published by The Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1965. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. They are well aware that their church is corrupting the truth, or forsaking it; and they are concerned about it. By the end, Europe is divided religiously, and strong monarchs fill the leadership void left as a result of a weakened Catholic Church.

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American Lutheranism - Volume II

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Though Ethiopia is one of the poorest nations in Africa, the church here exists largely within its own capacity at the local level and reaches out into the community with various ministries. They took care of their friends in the distribution of these good things, nor did they forget when enriching others to enrich also themselves. Also, though one should not have to clarify this, in these days of "ecumeni-speak" and "political correctness" I felt it was important to say that at times it is entirely proper and necessary to call a person's beliefs "heretical."

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Sasse's Letters to Pastors

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Having stated this, the reformers highlighted specific abuses that they felt needed immediate attention, among them the state of religious orders and episcopal residency. Politics, Religion, and the Common Good: Advancing a Distinctly American Conversation about Religion’s Role in Our Shared Life. Historically, Protestant movements have been identified closely with a number of the West's most significant cultural achievements: the music of Bach, the artistry of Rembrandt, the science of Johannes Kepler and the British Royal Society, the promotion of capitalism (formulated forcibly, but also controversially, by Max Weber), the individualistic democracy of the United States (described memorably by Alexis de Tocqueville).

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Grab the Blessing: A Festschrift Honoring the Ministry of

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The dictionary defines sacrament as, "a formal religious act conferring a specific grace on those who receive it." Most do not believe that humanity inherited original sin from Adam and Eve or that Satan actually exists. In fact, the Joint Declaration contains three sections stating exactly this. A few years later, long prayer and study led him to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. The Enlightenment had great influence upon the external development of Protestantism; it created the idea of tolerance and changed the position of the State churches.

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Christian Dogmatics, Two Volumes

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Scholars continue to debate the effectiveness of these efforts at education and indoctrination in different parts of Europe. And finally consider the verse, "Wherefore, brethren, labor the more, that by good works you may make sure your calling and election." 2 Peter 1:10 In summary, justification by faith alone has overwhelming opposition in Scripture. Johnston, Cupar-Moor, the Craigs of Edinburgh" (names that recalled past perils and terrors) "are yet fresh in my heart; yea, that dark and dolorous night wherein all ye, my lords, with shame and fear left this town, is yet in my mind, and God forbid that ever I forget it.

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Gospel Talks for Kids: Series C

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Is this not to place him as responsible for all? It has also been described as opening one’s heart to God or even as conversation with God. “Prayer understood both as dialogue with God, that is, as loving conversation with the One who has invited us into His embrace; and as consecration, prayer as the priestly offering to God of parts of ourselves that we have not previously believed God wants” (Dysinger). Originally, "protestant" meant "to be a witness for something" rather than "to be against something", as the current popular interpretation of the word seems to imply.

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Selected Writings of C.F.W. Walther Volume 2 Selected

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For a few seconds there was a conflict between the kingly authority of the sovereign and the moral majesty of the patriot. The success of Protestantism, therefore, must itself be tested before it can be used as a test of intrinsic goodness. On October 31, 1517, he posted his 95 Theses on the door of All Saint's Church in Wittenberg, which was the accepted practice for anyone at the university who wanted to engage in theological debate. Amen.” God did not allow Luther to be burned.

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