Christ Ascending

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Liberal Protestantism, and evangelicalism increasingly, have accepted "higher critical" methods of biblical interpretation which lead to the destruction of the traditional Christian reverence for the Bible, and demote it to the status of largely a human, fallible document, to the detriment of its divine, infallible essence. 60. One other verse that should be mentioned would be Titus 1:11: What about the Great Commission? "The population of heaven after the end of the world will not be determined by those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ, but by those whom the Lord Jesus Christ accepted before the beginning." "If Election guarantees the salvation of all that are predestinated to be saved, why should we bother with evangelism, personal or missionary?
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The Gospel of the Grace of God

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Through it all the church grew in numbers and prosperity. Thus, people's natural actions and affections, whether viewed by man as bad or good, are never pleasing to God. Although Zwingli agreed with the removal of the images, he spoke out against using any kind of force. Protestants are in the awkward position of saving, ‘All of Christendom c. 1516 and before, you all misunderstand Christianity!'” (Joe Heschmeyer at Shameless Popery ) Leaving aside the ridiculous claim that Protestantism has to make such an assertion, there is simply no connection between that assertion and relativism.
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The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination Stated and Asserted

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Many Protestant Evangelicals assume that their theological foundations are poles apart from that of Roman Catholicism. Both in the case of modern Orthodoxy (which has created its own religion from the language of mission by which Orthodoxy has been preached in the West) and a phantom "Protestant" Patriarch, we are dealing with false creations of theological nomenclature that are separated from true experience. We are helpless sinners who are in need of God to intervene in our lives to bring us to Himself.
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The Lord's Prayer (Arthur Pink Collection Book 39)

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Though the law cannot change the heart, it can to some extent inhibit lawlessness by its threats of judgement, especially when backed by a civil code that administers punishment for proven offenses (Deut. 13:6-11; 19:16-21; Rom. 13:3, 4). It is a bit naïve for Hall to think that correcting the record will influence justices’ opinions. The same is true of Martin Luther. "They [the Reformers] never doubted the validity of the Catholic ordinances, and rejected the idea of re-baptism" (Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Vol. 8, p. 313).
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The Sovereignty Of God &The Attributes Of God (Double

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It is a reckless analyst who risks reopening sixteenth-century disputes between Roman Catholics and the Protestant Reformers. Under these circumstances it was not surprising that the Puritans’ ecclesiastical and secular rule became almost one and the same, with measures enacted to assure strict adherence to their Calvinist doctrines and practices. In their view, the growth of commercial capitalism in New England and the spread of “enlightened” learning had yielded, by the opening decades of the eighteenth century, a far more secular, competitive, litigious, and materialistic society—one in which “Puritan” piety was rapidly being eroded by “Yankee” worldliness. (The best treatment of this thesis is Richard Bushman, From Puritan to Yankee [1967].) But more recently, in the 1980s and 1990s, other scholars have argued that Puritanism’s influence held sway even among the cosmopolitan merchants of bustling New England seaports well into the eighteenth century and that all inhabitants of the region as a whole long remained steeped in Puritan values and spirituality.
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The God Who Commands

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Calvin ensured that one who was not in the graces of the church could not for long be a member of the community. The ministers and the magistrates with differentiated functions were both the servants of God in the erection of this new Israel; and the comparison with ancient Israel was the more striking and the inner cohesion the more intensified because Geneva also was begirt by foes, the duke of Savoy and the duke of Alba, like the old Canaanites and Philistines.
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The Feet of Jesus in Life, Death, Resurrection and Glory

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It's a sad commentary that Protestantism (if there is such a thing) is the view of most, at least in the US, when they think of Christianity. May I also share with the reader this sad and ridiculous quote from Calvinist, Lorraine Boettner: "We can never know that we are elected of God to eternal life except by manifesting in our lives the fruits of election - faith and virtue, knowledge and temperance, patience and godliness, love of the brethren. As a result surrounding rulers and people from all over Europe adopted his beliefs and Calvin had made his change during the reformation and also had created a footstep in the sand of history.
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Light and Truth: Bible Thoughts and Themes- The Acts and

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It is my hope that Evangelicals and Reformed Christians will not cavalierly dismiss the icons, but take up the challenge to meet and dialogue with Orthodox Christians. Also Quakerdom, Quakery. (Terms made from quake are never used to or between members of the Society, who prefer Friend or thee.) —Quaker, n., adj. reformation the 16th-century religious movement in Europe that resulted in the formation of Protestantism. —Reformational, adj. restorationism the belief in a temporary future punishment and a final restoration of all sinners to the favor of God.
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Cordials in Temporal Troubles

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The "humanism" of the Renaissance period stimulated unprecedented academic ferment, and a concern for academic freedom. As was typical of Americans, Sherman disliked speculation. The website hosts the live broadcast of Crete’s sermons twice each Sunday. We would not be surprised from the Bible that when a prince, a king, as in Israel or perhaps a representative of the old Roman Empire as we have in the New Testament, that when they believe in something that is false and persist in it, that the Lord will bring a debacle or a disaster upon not only him, but upon his people.
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A Defense of Calvinism

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But early or late, “Amsdorf’s doctrine of double predestination is a dead end in Lutheran dogmatic history: one of several approaches made by Luther’s followers to the crux theologorum, but a decidedly unpopular one within Lutheranism.” [41] Of the Reformed theologians, Bullinger and Bucer shared Melanchthon’s denial that God could have issued a decree of reprobation. Human society without communal bodies is not human society. For Calvin there were three tests: the profession of faith, as with Zwingli; a rigorously disciplined Christian deportment, as with the Anabaptists; and a love of the sacraments, which meant the Lord’s Supper, since infant baptism was not to be repeated.
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