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Were the reformers able to ordain other people to be elders, deacons, and bishops?

Two factors about the Reformed Protestant position back then need to be understood. (1) They believed in "the priesthood of all believers" - the Bible describes every Christian as part of &...
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According to Luther, does guilt consciousness or guilt feeling comes from Satan?

Many words are attributed to Martin Luther and not all were, actually, his. As to these words, under review, I cannot say particularly as I have not the resource to fully investigate them. I would say ...
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What is the earliest known work in which the phrase "priesthood of all believers" is used?

To look for an exact translation of the German phrase for "priesthood of all believers" used by Martin Luther seems like looking for a needle in a haystack. What if he put it differently, ...
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What is the earliest known work in which the phrase "priesthood of all believers" is used?

Priesthood of believer is mentioned by Philip Schaff in his comments on Montanism related by Eusebius. They [Montanists] taught a rigid asceticism over against the growing worldliness of the Church, ...
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According to Luther, does guilt consciousness or guilt feeling comes from Satan?

Martin Luther did write quite a lot about the Devil. We also know that he was prone to severe depressions, with a particularly fearful anfechtung in 1527. He even wrote: "If I live longer, I ...
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Why didn't Martin Luther like St. Jerome?

Why didn't Martin Luther like St. Jerome? For Martin Luther this seems to be a personal matter. No one really knows for sure. St. Jerome was suspected of being a heretic by others? He had a terrible ...
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Why didn't Martin Luther like St. Jerome?

Way back, on 22 November 2011, you asked a question here that resulted in some answers about St. Jerome and Martin Luther. The link is Why were Deuterocanonical books rejected in the Reformation? You ...
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