Category: Lutheran

HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN GERMANY. VOLUME I

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Still wider shone the light, and more numerous every day were the eyes that turned towards the spot where it was rising. His chief work is the commentary on the Old Testament (1866), which he undertook with Franz Delitzsch. The early churches of the Reformation believed in a critical, yet serious, reading of Scripture and holding the Bible as a source of authority higher than that of Church Tradition. We should fear and love God that we may not craftily seek to get our neighbor's inheritance or house, and obtain it by a show of [justice and] right, etc., but help and be of service to him in keeping it.

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Reforming Mary: Changing Images of the Virgin Mary in

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You must believe Jesus is the only son of God, confess your sins, must have a relationship with Jesus. They did hold to many of the catholic ways but adjusted to their thinking those which they disagreed. Although Catholics do technically pray to saints, they are not praying for the saints to help them directly but to intervene on their behalf. Interestingly, alcohol is, I think, still banned from Methodist chapels (used to be banned in the manse as well, but that was changed a few years ago when it was obvious that the rule wasn't being followed).

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Gathered Guests: A Guide to Worship in the Lutheran Church

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Dennis Costella, "The One world Church is Coming Together," essay at the web site of The Fundamental Evangelistic Association at: http://www.tcsn.net/fbchurch/fbconewo.htm ILWF Press Release, "Council Unanimously Approves Joint Declaration with Roman Catholics; Document Ends 400-year Dispute on Doctrine of Justification," issued 1998-JUN-16. "Rector et judex super omnia genera doctrinarum," Weimar Edition of Luther's Works (WA), 39, 1, 205. "Lutherans and Catholics to sign joint declaration," Evangelical Press News Service, quoted in Maranatha Christian Journal at: http://www.mcjonline.com/news/news3328.htm "An Evaluation of 'Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification 1997'," The Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, 1997-SEP-17, at: http://www.wordalone.org/archives/ "Methodists join Catholic-Lutheran statement on justification," Catholic World News, 2006-JUL-27, at: http://www.cwnews.com/

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The Comeback God: A Theological Primer for a Life of Faith

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While their values and beliefs differ in many ways between the sub-denominations there are some similarities. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the State became continually more and more secularized under the influence of the new school of jurists (Grotius, Hobbes, Pufendorf, Thomasius, Pfaff, etc.), who found its basis in the consent of the governed rather than in divine right, and made its aim the welfare of the citizens, at the same time limiting welfare to the things of this world.

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We Condemn

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Also consider the verse, "Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood." This is strengthened by the fact that in the Deuteronomy 5 version these imperatives are in the same order as the Words against adultery and theft, strengthening the parallelism. 3. The same man who had endeavored to stamp out the infant constitutional liberties of Scotland began to plot the overthrow of the more ancient franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of England.

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Reading the Psalms with Luther

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Dotted all over the West, the monks formed model societies, well-organized, justly ruled, and prospering by the work of their hands, true ideals of a superior civilization. The Church rests secure in the faith that God has more truth and light yet to break forth from his Holy Word and produce ever more exciting experiments and attempts to make it meaningful for modern man. The customary ceremonies over, a pause ensued. The first-named school was under the direction of Frankendorf, one of the most eminent of Melancthon's pupils; Konigsberg, a creation of Albert, Duke of Prussia, was already fulfilling its founder's intention, which was the diffusion of scriptural knowledge.

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Commentary on Luther's Catechisms: Creed

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King James ordered the King James Version translation of the English Bible to be printed in order to rid the church of Calvin's marginal notes. It doubled the working powers of each for both to draw in the same yoke. When evangelical thinkers in the early 1500s called for radical changes in the church, they too described their project as a "reformation," as did those who sought to improve the church from within. Consider this quote from a 2009 article, “The economics profession appears to have been unaware of the long build-up to the current worldwide financial crisis and to have significantly underestimated its dimensions once it started to unfold. … We trace the deeper roots of this failure to the profession’s focus on models that, by design, disregard key elements driving outcomes in real-world markets.“ Mainline Protestantism was/is paternalism without the honesty that the Catholics and Orthodox clergy had/have: “We’re the hierarchy-this is our job.” When they wanted to pretend they were doing this for the people but had virtually not of “the people involved in leadership, they lost credibility.

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Martin Luther 1521-1532: Shaping and Defining the

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No, and if there was such power among us wouldn’t a better use of that power to be restoring raped children to their previous state? Hence the Scottish arrangement more nearly resembles that which obtained in France than that which was set up in Geneva; besides, Mary Stuart was Romish, and Knox could not give to a Popish sovereign the power which Calvin had given to the Protestant senate of Geneva. Nontrinitarian movements reject the doctrine of the trinity. Until, therefore, it can be shown that the whole moral law has been repealed, the Sabbath will stand. .. .

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Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther

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As the political concept of the English commonwealth was revolutionized and democratized in the seventeenth century, however, so was the English commonwealth model of marriage. Olivera, Bernardo, “Bernardo Olivera on Lectio Divina,”The Order of St. All This Lutheran hatred for the Jews should not be shocking for did not Luther preach this same hatred? Before her last hour came the glory of the House of Hamilton had been tarnished, and the member of that house who fired the shot that deprived Scotland of her "Good Regent" had to seek asylum in France.

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N F S Gruntvig: An Introduction to his Life and Work

A M Allchin

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The transition from the use of German to English caused splits in many congregations, the German party bitterly opposing the introduction of English in the church services. Instead it must argue that equity or reason or the public good says so. As a matter of history, public morality did at once deteriorate to an appalling degree wherever Protestantism was introduced. The Beauty of This Path: For me, the beauty of the Lutheran path is that it focuses on "I AM" (you are loved because God has created you) instead of "TO DO" (you must do something to get love) or "TO BE" (you must be/act a certain way to get love). "For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from the works of law" (Romans 3:28) is the biblical passage that inspired Luther to focus on this essential truth of the universe.

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