The Reformed Reformation (Google eBook)

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Heidelberg Press, 1916 - Reformation - 143 pages
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Page 10 - There is a righteousness of works, there is a righteousness of grace ; the one cometh from man, the other from God : one is earthly and passeth away, the other is heavenly and eternal ; one is the shadow and the sign, the other the light and the truth ; one makes sin known to us that we may escape death, the other reveals grace that we may obtain life."}:
Page 15 - Lcfcvre put forward this doctrine than Farel embraced it with all the ardour of his soul. .He had undergone labour and conflicts enough to be aware that he could not save himself. Accordingly, immediately he saw in the Word that God saves freely, he believed.
Page 9 - ... of a teacher of the Word is a lofty station ; and he exercised it with unshaken fidelity. The corruption of the times, and particularly that of the clergy, excited his indignation, and became the subject of severe rebuke.
Page 14 - I have read our Erasmus, and my opinion of him grows daily worse. I am indeed pleased that he refutes stoutly and learnedly both the monks and the priests, and condemns their inveterate ignorance. But I fear that he does not advance sufficiently the cause of Christ and the grace of God, in which he is more ignorant than Lefevre.
Page 10 - It is almost profane to talk of the merit of works, especially before God. For a merit does not seem to ask for grace but to exact what is due; to attribute merit to works is to have the opinion of those who think that we can be justified by works, an error for which the Jews were particularly condemned. Therefore let us not speak of the merit of our works, which is little or none, but let us celebrate the grace of God, which is everything.
Page 9 - God in his great mercy will soon revive the expiring spark in the hearts of men, so that faith and love, and a purer worship, may return again.
Page 15 - Pfferkorn published Reuchlin's opinion with abusive comments, denounced him as a heretic and had him brought before the bishop of Spires for trial.

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