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I have a scholarly book on Martin Luther, and when it comes to the subject of ‘The Church’, there are three chapters on this, respectively entitled, “The Church Territorial”, “The Church Tutorial” and “The Church Ministerial”. You are wise to check what Luther meant by ‘the Christian church’ in context of saying there is no greater sinner than it. At the ...


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Did John Calvin say “the worst of plagues is human reason”? Although I drew a blank on John Calvin, I pursued the matter by searching through quotes attributed to Martin Luther. There were 950 of them, but many were repeated or were variations with only slight differences. https://www.azquotes.com/author/9142-Martin_Luther Allow me to share with you two ...


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Though I cannot give you chapter and verse from Luther's writings that prove that he rejected sacerdotalism and accepted the "priesthood of all believers" in its place, I can (and will) refer you to key verses in both Testaments that may have been influential in Luther's rejection of sacerdotalism. First, the idea of the priesthood of all believers ...


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I've been able to do some more research which sheds a bit more light on this. There are several references that give the original source of this as Martin Luther's sermon for Easter Day 1531. While I haven't been able to find the text of this sermon to confirm, formal references to it would suggest it is legitimate. In terms of what Luther meant by this, it'...


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Luther seems to have recognized that a mind not given humbly to God will find things to be "reasonable" that are completely outside of God's will and wisdom. Paul concurs along these lines: And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, (Rom 1:28) And ...


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Like the other answers, I also can not find an earlier usage of "holy Christian Church" before Luther. Therefore the rest of this answer tries to answer the sub-question Was the Apostles Creed something that the Reformers tried to reform? First, it seems that the word switch happens only within the Lutheran churches. A quick survey of other ...


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Here is what Luther said on the matter, a number of years prior to the polygamous marriage of Philip: I confess that I cannot forbid a person to marry several wives, for it does not contradict the Scripture. If a man wishes to marry more than one wife he should be asked whether he is satisfied in his conscience that he may do so in accordance with the Word ...


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