History Of The Reformation Of The Sixteenth Century Volume 4 by Jean Henri Merle D'aubignéHistory Of The Reformation Of The Sixteenth Century Volume 4 by Jean Henri Merle D'aubigné

History Of The Reformation Of The Sixteenth Century Volume 4

byJean Henri Merle D'aubigné

Paperback | July 9, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...idea of something meritorious in every good work; the third, the utility of private masses. " Ah!" quickly replied Cam-peggio to Charles the Fifth, " I would rather be cut in pieces than concede anything about masses." " What!" replied the politicians, " when you agree on all the great doctrines of salvation, will you for ever rend the unity of the Church for three such trivial articles? Let the theologians make a last effort, and we shall see the two parties unite, and Rome embrace Wittemberg." It was not so: under these three points was concealed a whole system. On the Roman side, they entertained the idea that certain works gain the Divine favour, independently of the disposition of him who performs them, and by virtue of the will of the Church. On the evangelical side, on the contrary, they felt a conviction that these external ordinances were mere human traditions, and that the only thing which procured man the Divine favour was the work that God accomplished by Christ on the cross; while the only thing that put him in possession of this favour was the work of regeneration that Christ accomplishes by his Spirit in the heart of the sinner. The Romanists, by maintaining their three articles, said: " The Church saves," which is the essential doctrine of Rome; the evangelicals, by rejecting them, said: " Jesus Christ alone saves," which is Christianity itself. This is the great antithesis which then existed, and which still separates the two Churches. With these three points, which placed souls under her dependence, Rome justly expected to recover everything; and she showed by her perseverance that she understood her position. But the evangelicals were not disposed to abandon theirs. The Christian principle was maintained against the...
Title:History Of The Reformation Of The Sixteenth Century Volume 4Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217933157

ISBN - 13:9780217933155