Philip Melanchthon: The Protestant Preceptor of Germany 1497-1560

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1898 - 399 pages

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Page 333 - I I am with you always even to the end of the world.' He will preserve the people that maintain the doctrines of the gospel and that truly call upon his name; and I pray with the utmost fervour and importunity of soul that he would preserve his church in these regions. " This brief reply to the clamours of Flacius, I have written, not so much on my own account as for the sake of our churches in general, among whom many pious minds are deeply wounded by his writings. Let them be consoled by this assurance,...
Page 294 - Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Page 370 - Prophets and Apostles, it is not to be imagined that that language is as ambiguous as the leaves of the Sibyl, which, when disturbed, fly away, the sport of the winds. Some, by no means evil-minded persons, have complained that Luther displayed too much severity. I will not deny this. But I answer in the language of Erasmus: 'Because of the magnitude of the disorders God gave this age a violent physician.' When God raised up this instrument against the proud and impudent enemies of the truth, he...
Page 173 - And although we are not at this time agreed, as to whether the true Body and Blood of Christ are bodily present in the bread and wine...
Page 263 - Grace should at length resolve to take another wife, we think that this should be kept secret, as was said above of the dispensation; namely, that your Grace, and the Lady, with some confidential persons, should know your Grace's mind and conscience through confession. From this no particular rumour or scandal would arise ; for it is not unusual for princes to have concubines ; and although all the people would not know what the circumstances were, the intelligent would be able to guess them, and...
Page 258 - God called and received the very greatest sinners that ever were on earth, Adam and Eve, again into favour, much less will he reject thee, my Philip, or let thee perish in sin and despair. Therefore give no place to the spirit of sorrow, and be not thine own murderer ; but trust in the Lord, who can slay and make alive again, can wound and bind up, can smite and heal again.
Page 375 - Son, from amongst the human race, and dost maintain the ministry of the gospel, and hast now reformed thy church by means of Luther; we present our ardent supplications that thou wouldst henceforth preserve, fix, and impress upon our hearts the doctrines of truth, as Isaiah prayed for his disciples; and that by thy Holy Spirit thou wouldst enflame our minds with a pure devotion, and direct our feet into the paths of holy obedience...
Page 271 - Supper they teach that the body and blood of Christ are truly present, and are distributed to those who eat in the Lord's Supper; and they disapprove of those who teach otherwise.
Page 258 - Then he turned his face straight upon Luther, and began to beg him for God's sake not to detain him any longer ; that he was now on a good journey ; that he should let him go ; that nothing better could befall him. By no means, Philip, said Luther ; thou must serve our Lord God yet longer.
Page 173 - Further, that the Sacrament of the altar is a sacrament of the true body and blood of Jesus Christ, and that the spiritual manducation of this body and blood is specially necessary to every true Christian.

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