Renewing the Vision: Reformed Faith for the 21st Century

Renewing the Vision: Reformed Faith for the 21st Century

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With the help of God, I will not permit a single letter of all that we have said to be torn from us. "The issue of this affair torments you, because you cannot understand it. This verse doesn’t specifically say that Scripture is all we need; it’s simply all that’s mentioned in that particular verse. While specific denominations vary widely in practice and beliefs, a common doctrinal groundwork exists among them. As a matter of history, public morality did at once deteriorate to an appalling degree wherever Protestantism was introduced.

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Remarks on the Rise, Use, and Unlawfulness of Creeds and

Remarks on the Rise, Use, and Unlawfulness of Creeds and

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Never in this church have I caught one accent of intolerance. The church could lead the way in setting forth a religious and moral vision worthy of a global world, in which all live under a universally recognizable rule of law, and every individual’s gifts are nourished for the good of all. He dwelt especially upon the numerous wider passages in the Scriptures in which the sign is put for the thing signified, and maintained that we have Christ's authority in the sixth chapter of St.

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The Life and Letters of James Henley Thornwell Ex-President

The Life and Letters of James Henley Thornwell Ex-President

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Some other Christian traditions also get their names from their leadership structures—the Congregational (led by the congregation) and Episcopal (led by the bishop, which, in Greek, is episkopos) denominations being good examples of this. Who said to him: Why asketh thou me concerning good? Reed $12.00 Whatsoever Things Are True: Discourses on Truth by J. The Christian Reformed Church in Myanmar is a Reformed church of Myanmar, and was founded in 1985 by Pastor Chan Thleng who was former ordained in the Presbyterian Church in Myanmar.

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Women, Presbyterianism and Patriarchy: Religious Experience

Women, Presbyterianism and Patriarchy: Religious Experience

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In the Catholic Church, Lent ends whenever the Holy Thursday service begins in any given parish. Here the grip of Protestantism on the masses was much tighter than in Germany, the Wesleyan revival and the High Church party among Anglicans did much to keep some faith alive, and the deleterious teaching of English Deists and Rationalists did not penetrate into the heart of the people. S. and a Sunday school teacher with the Southern Baptists since the age of 18, severed ties with his denomination.

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The Christian's duty and kindred sermons

The Christian's duty and kindred sermons

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Nay, the disastrous consequences of the Reformer's imprisonment or death would have extended far beyond his native land. They are known for their rejection of modern lifestyles and reject the use of cars, electricity and other modern conveniencies. Its aim has been to point the way back to the health and vigor of historic Reformed Protestantism. Another elder, Georges Boisvert, was ordained in September at Sainte-Croix de Lotbinière. A loud wail was raised by the priests over the destruction of so much beautiful architecture, and the echoes of that lamentation have come down to our day.

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Her walls stand (Sermons from Old First pulpit)

Her walls stand (Sermons from Old First pulpit)

Lloyd George Schell

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Commissioners vote, adopt legislation, make rules, and then return home with no continuing responsibility for the actions they have taken. Again we have an unmistakable equation of Our Lord's flesh and bread, and Our Lord's blood and the wine. They doubt whether the Word is relevant for modern man. These stem cell lines had only been discovered through destroying embryos. The two men on whom Clarendon's eye had lighted were not only richly endowed with all the vile qualities that could fit them for the base task to which he destined them, but they were equally distinguished by the happy absence of any noble and generous endowment which might have enfeebled the working and impaired the success of those opposite qualities, the possession of which had led to their selection.

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Presbyterianism in North Louisiana to 1929

Presbyterianism in North Louisiana to 1929

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In all seriousness, ministerial burnout can be lurking in the pulpit or present in the pew more often than we realize. After the Eighty Years' War in the Low Countries and the French Wars of Religion, the confessional division of the states of the Holy Roman Empire eventually erupted in the Thirty Years' War between 1618 and 1648. The Presbyterian denominatin takes its name from its form of church government (Greek for "council").

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Sermons to the Natural Man

Sermons to the Natural Man

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Sizoo tells us: "When Cornwallis was driven back to ultimate retreat and surrender at Yorktown, all of the colonels of the Colonial Army but one were Presbyterian elders. Even more absurd is the belief of Luther, Zwingle, and Calvin that the whole Church may have erred for a thousand or so years in understanding the Word of God, yet these reformers can each guarantee they understand it right! "If the salt lose its savor, wherewith shall it be salted?"

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Telling Secrets

Telling Secrets

Frederick Buechner

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A mainline Protestant denomination and the largest of the Congregationalist denominations. We have, therefore, the same authority for Purgatory as we have for Sunday." Are mathematicians indifferent in the outcome of their equations? 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.

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Working for God (iBelieve: 40 Daily Readings for the

Working for God (iBelieve: 40 Daily Readings for the

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Jelen, "In Defense of Religious Minimalism," in Mary C. Biblical texts were no longer seen as the immutable word of God, but instead the product of the times, places and cultures in which they were composed. In short, the current consensus is that Anglicanism was a socially conservative tradition that nonetheless commanded a broad base of support by virtue of its spiritual appeal to the laity. Some are offended, as though I were rejecting everything I’d been taught to believe as a good Protestant; others react with genuine, open curiosity, since the Orthodox Church is still relatively unknown to many Americans; still others react with dismay, convinced that I’ve traded in biblical, relationship-based Christianity for the rules and regulations of the Pharisees, the exotic “smells and bells” of Orthodoxy’s “foreignness,” and the off-base traditions of men that only serve to take a soul away from a true, unadulterated relationship with Jesus Christ.

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