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Ruth the Maiden from Moab: Studies in the Book of Ruth

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McGrath, Christian Theology: An Introduction, 2nd ed., (Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 1997), 219–222.
  • The Apostles’ Creed is a good example of the common beliefs held by all Christians. But by that reasoning, biblical theology would be a very limited enterprise. And if he will not hear the church, let him be to thee as the heathen and publican" Matt 18:17. "Take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock, wherein the Holy Ghost hath placed you bishops, to rule the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood."
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    Mothers Great and Small

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    I am a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion. The Hyper-Calvinist emphasizes the sovereignty of God to such an extent that man's human responsibility is denied. He also drew upon the anti-iconist Libri Carolini. The phrase "wash away the filth" is to be understood of the purgation necessary. In the state education sector, religion and religious matters are frequently considered taboo subjects; however, in recent years this sidelining of religion has been questioned in the face of the increasing number of Muslims in modern France.

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    Christian Meditations: Or, the Believer's Companion in

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    But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. Church attendance in France is among the lowest in the world, with surveys showing that only about 5% of the total population, i.e. less than 10% of those who are nominally Catholics, now attend weekly mass.... Now when you compare all of what was said about Jesus in the Quran above, this starts to make a lot of sense! And, if even the reader is tempted to believe that a worldly ascetic would make a good capitalist, there is virtually no evidence that would show that good capitalists had to have any sort of religious motivation to learn good habits.

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    John Calvin, Reformer for the 21st Century

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    Brett McCracken kindly wrote out the 20 points Leithart made about his ideal church of the future. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Leithart’s essay, from the position of a broad and broadly representative evangelical churchmanship, so he made perfect sense. Some conservative, evangelical Lutheran denominations that are not sectarian or fundamentalist that may be open to Arminians include The American Association of Lutheran Churches, The Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, Church of the Lutheran Brethren of America.

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    Divine Breathings!
 A Pious Soul Thirsting after Christ

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    Rather, the Lord's supper is a remembrance of Christ's suffering and a reminder of his power to overcome sin and death. As the regulative principle is reflected in Calvin's own thought, it is driven by his evident antipathy toward the Roman Catholic Church and her worship, and it associates musical instruments with icons, which he considered violations of the Ten Commandments ' prohibition of graven images. [9] On this basis, many early Calvinists also eschewed musical instruments and advocated exclusive psalmody in worship, [10] though Calvin himself allowed other scriptural songs as well as psalms, [9] and this practice typified presbyterian worship and the worship of other Reformed churches for some time.

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    John Calvin: His Roots and Fruits (International Library of

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    In addition to maintaining a Calvinist soteriology, one of the more important and distinctive features of this system is the regulative principle of worship, which in principle rejects any form of worship not explicitly instituted for the church in the Bible and which sets Reformed theology apart from Lutheranism, which holds to the normative principle of worship (the principle that teaches that worship in the Church can include those elements that are not prohibited by Scripture).

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    Miscellaneous Observations On Important Theological Subjects

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    This is because, they say, humans are free to do only evil, and good acts are inspired by God. We also read from John 6 that many chose to reject Him of their own free will. But, frankly, I am not convinced this conflicts with the Reformation view of justification. McLaren fulfills his statement regarding he purpose of the book - i.e., that he is writing "to try to help us realign our religion and our lives at least a little This book was my introduction to the writing of Brian McLaren and, I must admit, it was not what I expected.

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    The Bondage of the Will (Annotated)

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    This means that, ever since its founding, the Society has been totally dedicated, first and foremost, not to the pope, but to the Jesuit General. A danger that is at least as damaging to evangelism as Calvinism is the "Easy Believism" or "Quick Prayerism" that is so prevalent among fundamental Baptists and many other groups. Philippism Rare. the doctrines of Philip Melanchthon, 16th-century German Protestant reformer, especially his rebuttals to the allegations of the Flacians that his attitude toward certain teachings of Martin Luther was adiaphoristic. —Philippist, n. —Philippistic, adj. pietism 1. a movement, begun in the 17th-century German Lutheran Church, exalting the practice of personal piety over religious orthodoxy and ritual. 2. the principles and practices of the Pietists.

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    The Scots Confession

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    There are several problems however with the above summary, but I will only list two of them. Although this gave the Pope many rights, it gave the king more. King Henry decided to remove the Church of England from the authority of Rome. For Edwards the struggling pastor, they are proof that his ministry is being used by God, and thus that his professional life is worthwhile. Augustine in his dispute with the British monk Pelagius. One thinks of how some Anglo-Catholics and High Church Lutherans will view this and ask: "if Brother Roger could, why not us?"

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    The Canons of Dort: The Decision of the Synod of Dordt on

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    In a discussion on New Calvinism with Kevin De Young and Ligon Duncan, Dr Mohler says: ‘If you are a theological minded, deeply convictional young evangelical, if you’re committed to the gospel and want to see the nations rejoice in the name of Christ, if you want to see gospel-built and structured, committed churches, your theology is just going end up basically being Reformed, basically something like this new Calvinism…’ Here we have clear evidence of the fault line that runs through New Calvinism—its failure to separate from false teaching.

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