Protestant reformers were at pains to argue that all they sought to do was restore the church to purity which had become corrupted in medieval times. They wanted to ensure that their teachings were not just in line with Scripture but with many of the church fathers e.g. Augustine. You will find that the writings of the reformers are full of quotes to many ...
Who are these people in this Catholic Reformation meme that are considered more influential than Martin Luther?
They are as follows:
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Francis De Sales
St. John of the Cross
St. Theresa of Avila
Pope Paul III
St. Philip Neri
St. Charles Borromeo
Gian Lorenzo (or Gianlorenzo) ...
Bernini (Counter-reformation painter)
St. Ignatius of Loyola (founder of Jesuits, counter-reformation order)
St. Francis De Sales (Counter-reformation preacher)
St. John of the Cross (Reformed Carmelite order with St. Theresa)
St. Theresa of Avila (Reformed Carmelite order with St. John)
Pope Paul III (Presided over the opening of the Council ...
(Disclaimer: this answer, as should be obvious, is from a Lutheran perspective, with emphasis on the beliefs of Luther himself, circa 1530 or so. Accordingly, while only a few sentences are prefaced with "according to Lutherans..." or the like, that qualification should be assumed to apply to all claims in this answer.)
Christ Himself said, "...
Michael Servetus denied the deity of Christ and the Trinity doctrine, as well as many other points of orthodox Christian belief. But his challenge to the city Council of Geneva was handled horribly.
Prior to that, in May 1532 the Spanish Inquisition initially took action against Servetus because of his heretical views regarding the Trinity. Servetus ...
To answer, we have to understand "apostolic succession"; what it meant very early on and what it subsequently came to mean.
The early form of apostolic succession was the biblical idea that faithful men would teach the same to other faithful men.
Paul taught Timothy and Titus (among others directly and via the written word) and ...
I'll give you a substantive Lutheran response. Theologically speaking, you were not saved when you asked Jesus into your heart. Rather, you were saved close to 2000 years ago outside a hill in Jerusalem.
What happened in your life, as described in your above testimony, is that you had a renewal experience where the Holy Spirit brought you into a point of ...
A major book would be "The Reformers and their Stepchildren" by Leonard Verduin. The "Reformers" would be Luther, Zwingli, Melanchthon, Calvin, etc. The "Stepchildren" would be the anabaptists, baptists and all who are today non-conformists, such as Pentecostals, Free church, essentially all who neither have nor seek any ...
There is a good section on the Glory of God in the Catholic book I quote from below. First, examination is made of some of the Hebrew and Greek biblical texts that speak of God's glory. Then quotes are given from centuries before the Reformation, and as you specifically ask for such ancient quotes, I will give them. Note that the comments following (by ...
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 ...
First off, I completely understand (and I understood before I posted this) that Baptists have nothing to do with Anabaptists, historically speaking. I am conversantly familiar with the history involved, I was just seeking some personal clarification through a debate about the theological reasoning behind baptizing infants. I think I am more unsure about ...
That is a very important point – that the Reformation was not new revelation, but a return to what Christianity had been when the apostle John had emphasised the need to hold to that from the beginning, “That which we have seen and heard” (i.e. Jesus Christ). Christianity needs to hold fast to biblical truth, declaring and living it, while waiting for Christ ...