Priesthood And Clergy Unknown To Christianity; Or, The Church A Community Of Co-equal Brethren. A…

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byGeorge Bush

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. Luther's Letter to the Bohemian brethren contains also the following passages, disclosing the same anti-clerical drift: " A fine invention of the Papists truly, that a priest is invested with an indellible character, of which no fault can deprive him! The priest of the Gospel ought to be chosen, elected, by the votes of the people, and then confirmed by the bishop; that is to say, the first, the most venerable of the electors, places his hand on him that has been chosen. I should like to know whether Christ, the first priest of the New Testament, stood in need of all the mummeries of episcopal ordination? or whether his apostles and disciples thought these things requisite? All Christians are priests; all may teach the word of God, administer baptism,consecrate bread and wine, for Christ has said,' Do ye this in memory of me.' All of us who are Christians have the power of the keys. Christ said to his apostles, who, after him, represented humanity entire,' Verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall loose upon earth shall be loosed in heaven.' But, to bind and loose, is nothing else than to preach and apply the Gospel. To loose, is to announce that God has remitted the faults of the sinner; to bind, is to announce that sins are retained. The names which priests ought to have, are' Ministers, Deacons, Superintendents, Disposers.' If a minister is no longer faithful in his charge, he ought to be deposed. His brethren can excommunicate him, and place another minister in his place. Preaching is the first office in the church. Jesus Christ and Paul preached, but they did not baptize." This is a blow at the root indeed. Luther here declares, that all believers are priests; that all may preach; and all administer the sacraments; and that preaching is t...

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. Luther's Letter to the Bohemian brethren contains also the following passages, disclosing the same anti-clerical dri...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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