19 Aug

Exploring the Doctrines: Student Edition Books Three & Four

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Where did the Anabaptist impulse for separatism come from? Why is it so hard to reason that to have only one truth, you must have only one authority? Apart from a one-year master’s degree, we are not yet able to help our Brazilian Bible college professors get higher levels of training here in Brazil. The sale of indulgences (remissions of punishment for sins), the practice of simony (sale of church offices), and the growing wealth and political power of the church set off a reaction among many members of the church.

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19 Aug

When all Hell Breaks Loose

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A text without a context is simply a pretext and nothing more. Both sides made accusations of each other and took their grievances to both churchly and secular courts. To some degree, the protest can be explained by the events of the previous two centuries in Europe and particularly in Bohemia. In 1835 the Quakers petitioned Congress to outlaw the domestic slave trade. What this means for the denomination is an almost inevitable contraction, though to what extent it's impossible to say.

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19 Aug

This Spot of Ground: Spiritual Baptists in Toronto

Carol B. Duncan

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Full acceptance of pasa graphe (each and every Scripture) does not open an escape from the rough road of careful interpretation; it obligates the interpreter to deal, not only with the easy, comforting parts of the Bible, but with the tough and heart-wrenching also. There are also ecumenical bodies at regional, national and local levels across the globe. Lutheranism, founded by Martin Luther, was the earliest expression of Protestantism. Protestantism, in particular, is believed to have considerable social, political and economic implications.

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19 Aug

The Disciples: A Struggle for Reformation

D. Duane Cummins

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Religious upheaval stemmed from changes in religious views and practises. Zwinglians deny that Christ makes himself present to the believer through the elements of the sacrament, but affirm that Christ is united to the believer through the faith toward which the supper is an aid (a view referred to somewhat derisively as memorialism). These mistakes clearly do not indicate failure of the Church. H. — More than a year ago, the West Keene Church of Christ in southwestern New Hampshire advertised nationwide for a mature minister interested in a.

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18 Aug

The Law and the Saint

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Zwingli's ideas quickly became popular in south German cities and in parts of the Swiss Confederation. Along with this it is claimed that Mary remained a virgin and had no other children, though the Scriptures speak of the brothers and sisters of Christ, and of Mary's marriage as a normal one after the birth of Jesus. Recovery from the Black Plague, religious reformation, and newly formed nation-states were on the forefront of these changes. The pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts a vicegerent of God upon earth" Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotheca, art.

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18 Aug

The Apologetic of James P. Boyce

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If you'll look at the doctrines of the Episcopalians, the United Methodist Church, and the Church of Christ, you'll find that they all ADD baptism to faith in Christ. Their members often exhibit an intensely personal religious commitment and may view the church as essentially voluntary association. The divinely-guaranteed unity of the Church can never be destroyed however many may forsake her. In the case of Anabaptists, children depended upon their parents not for Christian instruction that built upon their baptism, but rather for the education in the Christian faith that would one day enable them to choose to be baptized.

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18 Aug

THE NEW DIRECTORY FOR BAPTIST CHURCHES

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We have the commandment of God given to Moses to keep holy the Sabbath Day, that is the 7th day of the week, Saturday. There were some Christians who were not content with the achievements of the mainstream Protestant Reformation. [2] [9] There also were Christians who were disappointed that the Church of England had not made corrections of what some considered to be errors and abuses. Consider these other passages from the Old Testament which have always been believed by the true Church to refer to a place of purgation: We have passed through fire and water, and thou hast brought us out into a refreshment.

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18 Aug

Pastoral Talks for Special Occasions

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By 1841, Michigan Methodists grew uncomfortable with the general unwillingness to act that they withdrew to form the Wesleyan Methodist Church. The protestantism was something it isnt about GMOs origin pre Cromwell in. Romans 15:30 "Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me." We, the women of The Old Black Church, stand together in the name of Christ. ...

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18 Aug

The German Sectarians of Pennsylvania: A Critical and

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We plan to do this eventually, for many of these topics. Yet upon that simple, unquestioning faith the Church was built up and is held together to this day. Baptists adopted an anti-creedal theology in which all authority stems from the Bible. Although the doctrines of Protestant denominations are far from uniform, some beliefs extending across Protestantism are the doctrines of sola scriptura and sola fide. At my Orthodox Presbyterian Church, we read the words of the great Reformers with respect and even veneration.

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17 Aug

A Discourse On The Nature And Design: The Benefits And

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Although there is considerable variation among families and regions, there are generally two groups of loua, the rada and the petro. On their death beds Protestants no longer made provision for the repose of their souls through endowing masses, purchasing indulgences, or providing alms for the poor so as to be remembered by them in their prayers. The Scottish Reformation Parliament of 1560 repudiated the pope's authority by the Papal Jurisdiction Act 1560, forbade the celebration of the Mass and approved a Protestant Confession of Faith.

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