The Almost Christian Discovered; or, the False Professor

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John Knox is regarded as the leader of the Scottish reformation. So we claim to be catholic, one element of the broken Church, other pieces of which include the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Churches, the Oriental Orthodox Churches, the Lutheran Churches of Sweden, Finland, and ELCA, and the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht. The individual must accept the grace and have faith, and keep the faith.
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The Case For Calvinism

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We were not known for constantly coming up with really lame arguments to show how a bunch of passages don’t have any real weight for doing theology. Simplicity is the keynote of the interior of a Reformed Church. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (Jehovah's Witness) do not believe in the Trinity, therefore they are not Protestant either. Smaller groups have concluded that they can be more effective in their ministry by uniting forces with others. A book of nearly 300 pages bristling with strong opinion gives ample occasion for cavil.
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Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal Introduction

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Would you say there was a ‘spirit’ that moves it? Eventually, in 1546, open war between the emperor and the league broke out. LEO THE GREAT, SERMON LXXXII, ON THE FEAST OF THE APOSTLES PETER AND PAUL (5th century): "III. According to the Swiss historian Bonnivard: "The enemies of Calvin, who were then governors of the city, by means of the bastard of Geneva, who was the jailer, and was at the same time one of Purrin's partisans, stirred up Servetus against Calvin, giving him the hope of their support, and in this way they persuaded him to not only dispute with Calvin, but to insult him when the magistrates took him into the prison with them" (3 p. 179-180). "I am led to believe that these people favour this profane good-for-nothing, because of their hatred to Calvin" (3 p. 180).
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Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 54: 1908

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At creation, God ordained the structure of marriage to be a lifelong union between a fit man and a fit woman of the age of consent. Calvinism developed into a popular movement in NW Rhineland and Westphalia – both neighbours of the Netherlands. In 1516 the Concordat of Bologna confirmed François Ier's right to make appointments to benefices, but gave the Pope the right to veto unqualified candidates and to collect a year's revenue from each post. And the pope at the time was, I think, Alexander or John XXII.
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An Exposition Of Psalm 119

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In a sense, Tocqueville effectively anticipated these oppressive “dumb” laws by registering “repressive and fantastic” Puritan laws, judicial institutions and punishments in New England. Augustine, and many other great thinkers. 67. Ezekiel says the cause for Israel's blindness is her own rebellion. Those phenomena have existed for decades. Many orders were nonetheless faithful to their purposes and vows and used this wealth to tend the sick, help the poor, and lift prayers to heaven.
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Infant Baptism of Christ's Appointment

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The corrupt Scottish clergy also resisted Reform. Over the centuries, the church, particularly in the office of the papacy, had become deeply involved in the political life of Western Europe. Judith with the Head of Holofernes, an inspiring oil on panel by Cranach, impacted society in multiple ways that would remain influential even after his death. If they had searched diligently for the truth and acted conscientiously, they were guilty of no sin. In effect, Keller has publicly repudiated the Reformation and the blood of the martyrs, such as Cranmer, Ridley, Lattimer, who gave their lives for the truth of the Reformed Faith of Luther, Calvin, and the other reformers.
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Lectures to My Students Volume 3

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Per this view, if we don't like what's in there, we can say "that part isn't God's word" and we get to make God in our image! The member bodies of the French Protestant Federation adhere to a chart, which states their conviction that they are called and bound together by the gospel as expressed in the scriptures, and recognize the centrality of the proclamation of salvation by grace, received by faith alone. At the last meeting of the Consistory of the old Catskill congregation, on March 9, 1833, the following action was taken: �Resolved, That the committee on the parsonage be authorized at their discretion, to take back the old parsonage or purchase another, without further reference to Consistory & that Br.
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The Guard of the Tree of Life, a Discourse on the Sacraments

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And they said, "Well then, come aboard, because you're one of them." MACCABE (1862); JANSSEN, Hist. of the German People at the close of the Middle Ages, tr. Since the Reformed tradition adamantly teaches Infant Baptism is a necessary and orthodox Christian teaching, if Infant Baptism is incompatible with other points of Reformed Theology, it means the Calvinist system is self-refuting and thus false. This, therefore, becomes the purpose for the existence of Church structure and discipline -- they serve for the edification of the elect, who are predestined to good works.
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Hypocrites Deficient in the Duty of Prayer

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The book contains about 250 pages, some 70 of which are blank. There is nothing wrong with serving out of godly fear. In general, however, Sherman did not get what he wanted from the Convention. Secondly, a Homosexual who is not practicing is, per-definition, not "Self-Avowed and Practicing" and, hence, is considered to be fit for ordination and/or appointment. The Protestant churches that came out of the Reformation are not considered schismatic. They will always let you down sooner or later, but Jesus Christ will never let you down.
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Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland: Essays on Scottish Theology

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Remonstrants believed in the supremacy of civil authorities over church matters. However, Calvin seems to be unaware of or he ignores Eusebius’ Church History in which mention is made of colored portraits that were made of Christ and his apostles (7:18). By downplaying the distinction between the visible and invisible church, he is led to ascribe to the visible church certain kinds of unity which only the mystical body possesses, and here, his doctrine of the church approximates that of the Anabaptists or Roman Catholics.
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