Incarnation and Inspiration: John Owen and the Coherence of

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The first element in Luther’s Protestant family ethic was a broad celebration not simply of marriage but of procreation. Calvinist predestination can be compared to the Baptist idea that once a person is baptised by a pastor and saved, that person is forever saved. It was this rationalization which gave the Reformed faith its peculiar ascetic tendency, and is the basis both of its relationship to and its conflict with Catholicism. Is Catholic dogma on the papal authority doctrinally orthodox?

Objections to Calvinism

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Just as Protestants can make justification the whole (rather than the beginning) of the gospel, so the Orthodox tend to make sanctification (which they call “theosis” or deification) the whole gospel. The evangelical/revivalist groups agree with that aspect of Calvinism, but they also work the back end of the system, salvaging the souls of the incarcerated so that whether or not they leave prison, they will be born again as properly behaved citizens heading to Heaven. Our Lord perfectly formed and sanctified His Church with His life.

License to sin, or, Eternal security under the searchlight:

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They seem vastly more problematic than they did a century ago, when the German sociologist Max Weber asserted a causal connection between Calvinist self-discipline, which he called "other-worldly asceticism," and economic success. He was mainly a pastor, not a politician. Lutherans "refer to justification as 'the chief doctrine upon which the church stands or falls'." 3 The "classical reformed view of Calvin and Luther" teaches that there are two steps to salvation: 2 Each individual is hopelessly lost in sin.

The history and character of Calvinism (A Galaxy book, GB

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Yet the Protestant reformers, despite making the most drastic changes to the Catholic Church since its founding, have never shown a miracle or any other sign to prove their mission, as would have occurred elsewhere in Scripture with such a drastic change to the faith. In het zuiden van Slowakije wonen volgens de volkstelling in dat land 110.000 etnisch Hongaarse gereformeerden. Some Western, non-Catholic, Christian groups are labeled as Protestant, even if the sect acknowledges no historical connection to Luther, Calvin, or the Anabaptists.

Calvinist Rhetoric in Nineteenth-Century America The Bartlet

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Bij de volkstelling van 2000 bekenden 2,4 miljoen Zwitsers zich tot een van de evangelisch-reformierte kerken, hetgeen overeenkomt met 33% van de totale Zwitserse bevolking. The close union of Church and State, begun with Constantine and continued under his successors, the Roman emperors of East and West, led to much good, but probably to more evil. Our elder Nick Thomas gave the sermon and Peggy Krol led the Prayers of Intercession. Modern concerns about reprobation in Romans 9-11 break down into three issues: Is reprobation individual or corporate?

The Humor of Huldrych Zwingli: The Lighter Side of the

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The first relates to the internal unity of the movement. Was I really sure the thread had held even that far? Consequently, we begin to see that Reformed Christians who seem so prudish and proper were actually a people of passionate desire. When was a person no longer obliged to adhere to a contract? This didn't happen and it didn't happen for one reason: David left the city of his own freewill, thus avoiding what would have happened had he stayed. Becoming a monk, he subjected himself to rigorous asceticism, but he felt that this effort would not enable a sinner like him to stand before the inexorable justice and majesty of God.

The Gospel of the Grace of God

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The flames from the burning book rose against Servetus' face as he screamed in agony. Calvinism has undergone a renaissance in North America in recent years, [15] and its adherents are often Baptist and continuationist (i.e., they believe that spiritual gifts like tongues and prophecy continue today). Roman Catholics, however, used it for all who claimed to be Christian but opposed Catholicism (except the Eastern churches).

Practical Religion

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They indeed spurned the authority of the Old Church, but soon transferred it to their own persons and institutions, if not to secular princes. T-U-L-I-P is the gospel according to John Calvin and his followers. But he was much less interested in dialogue with Catholics and Lutherans than Bucer, and he signed an agreement on the Eucharist not with Wittenberg but with Bullinger's Zurich. Such 'little' mercies from the 'reformer in chief' have long caused his disciples shame and pain.

John Calvin's Treatise on Relics

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That the objects of final wrath had themselves a hand in the matter may be seen from 1 Thess. 2:15-16." England was known as "Mary's Dowry" prior to the Reformation Era, due to its staunch defence of Catholicism and long history of profound Catholic devotion. Of course, you will have to prove this in any number of ways in order to make this argument compelling. 2A) Help them to see that the ancient traditions of Orthodoxy (or whatever else they might convert to) are now outmoded and outdated; that the ancient Church fathers who helped form the theological foundation of our understanding of the Gospel, and who worshipped in the same manner as the Orthodox do (I can’t speak for anyone else in this case), are only to be listened to for their “words” and not for the way in which they worshipped. 2B) Make them see this: just because St John Chrysostom, St Athanasius, St Basil the Great, St Augustine, St Gregory the Theologian, et al, wouldn’t likely recognize what a Protestant church service was and would not (and even more so, *could not*) take communion in such a service does not make that service wrong or bad or negative.

The Glory of Christ (Vintage Puritan)

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Arthur Pink says that if the sinner could yield to or resist Christ, "then the Christian would have ground for boasting and self-glorying over his co-operation with the Spirit..." (p. 128). The light and love of God is omnipresent; it pervades the universe, much like the Divine Light of God in the Burning Bush—the bush burned but was not consumed. It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects, thus exemplified in our domestic, as well as in foreign annals, that it was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject.