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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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What was Samuel Rutherford's view on the role of pastors in wedding ceremonies?

I found five books in my possession that deal with Samuel Rutherford, either entirely, or in parts. Despite spending time searching for any reference Rutherford made to marriage, I could not get even ...
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Did the Reformers accuse the Catholic Church of being "a pagan mixture"?

In a search for the answer, I found no direct evidence for the Reformers making claims against the Catholic church relating to its paganism. The first quote I found was the following, published in ...
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On Bishops Who Refused to Sign Henry VIII's Oath of Succession?

Possible referents of "two others" The Wikipedia article on the 1534 Act Respecting the Oath to the Succession also mentioned only one bishop (Bishop John Fisher) and grouped him with two ...
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The Early Protestant Reformers largely venerated Mary, when did this sentiment change and why?

The Early Protestant Reformers largely venerated Mary, when did this sentiment change and why? It was probably around the 17th - 19th centuries that Protestant theology began to change in this regard, ...
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The Early Protestant Reformers largely venerated Mary, when did this sentiment change and why?

Protesters Why were the Early Protestants still venerating Mary to an extreme? The answer lies in the very word, Protestant. These men were in the main all ex-Catholic priests. They had been steeped ...
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Did the Reformers accuse the Catholic Church of being "a pagan mixture"?

Actually, the charge leveled by the Reformers was not so much that the Roman Catholic Church was too pagan but rather that it was too Jewish! Things like incense or icons of heavenly things (Exodus 25:...
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Did the Reformers accuse the Catholic Church of being "a pagan mixture"?

There are many accusations about Catholics and paganism. Here is one from John Calvin who lived 1509-1564 about the Catholic Church and idols, relics, images, and other superstitions adopted from ...
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Why were Deuterocanonical books rejected in the Reformation?

They were not 'rejected' at the Reformation. Martin Luther included the Deuterocanonical books in his German translation of the Bible, as an Appendix. They underwent a further and greater demotion in ...
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