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Zwingli’s Discussion on Images and the Mass — CrossTheBorder.org

 



Christ’s Death — Zwingli’ s Fundamental Position — Iconoclasts — Hottinger — Zwingli on Image-worship — Conference of all Switzerland summoned — 900 Members Assemble — Preliminary Question — The Church — Discussion on Images — Books that Teach Nothing — The Mass Discussed — It is Overthrown — Joy of Zwingli — Relics Interred. […]

“The images were still retained in the churches, and mass still formed part of the public worship. Zwingli now began to prepare the public mind for a reform in both particulars — to lead men from the idol to the one true God; from the mass which the Church had invented to the Supper which Christ had instituted. . .”

via Zwingli’s Discussion on Images and the Mass — CrossTheBorder.org


 

The Mass and Occasional Hearing

The truth in no uncertain terms. Thank you, Meg!

The Antipas Chronicles

Calvin on being present for the Mass (from The Unlawful Rites of the Ungodly) and the sin of occasional hearing:

Come now and consider with me, in regard to a pretended observance of the Mass, with what kind of conscience you can be present at the performance of its mysteries. Immediately on your entrance, the altar offers itself to your view, differing little from a common table, but proclaiming, by its very name, that it is to be used for sacrificing ! This itself assuredly is not free from blasphemy. You see the Priest coming forward, who boasts that, by the anointing of four fingers, he has been appointed mediator between God and man, who, carrying off from the faithful of the Church, and from -the Supper itself, that promise in which Christ gives his Body and Blood to his servants, to be eaten under the symbols of Bread and…

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Worst Book I read in 2018

It is a good thing – something the Lord asks of us at times – to warn others. Thank you, Pastor Jim!

The Domain for Truth

I guess I forgot to write a review for this book (sorta)…

Rachel Held Evans. Inspired.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing Company, June 12th 2018.  236 pp.

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While I struggled to pick the best book I read in 2018 since there were so many runner up yet it was easy for me to decide what was the worst book I read in 2018.  Rachel Held Evan’s Inspired was the worst.  Probably not just for 2018 but it would be among the worst book I have ever read.  I’m not a downer who review all books negatively; my reviews and ratings bear that out.  But this was a really badly argued book.  The titled should have been uninspired.  It would make for a great text book of what logical fallacies one ought not commit.  I’m writing this review out a desire to warn others since I see…

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Calvin’s Response To Being Forced To Observe Christmas

This deserves a careful reading. Thank you, Sherry!

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Now, I see here today more people that I am accustomed to having at the sermon. Why is that? It is Christmas day. And who told you this? You poor beasts. That is a fitting euphemism for all of you who have come here today to honor Noel. Did you think you would be honoring God? Consider what sort of obedience to God your coming displays. In your mind, you are celebrating a holiday for God, or turning today into one but so much for that. In truth, as you have often been admonished, it is good to set aside one day out of the year in which we are reminded of all the good that has occurred because of Christ’s birth in the world, and in which we hear the story of his birth retold, which will be done Sunday. But if you think that Jesus Christ was born…

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