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Monday, May 19, 2008

D'aubigne On the Reformation


I found this interesting comment on the Reformation while reading "The Protector".

"None perhaps compromise true Protestantism so much as those who, forgetful of the spiritual nature of the movement of the sixteenth century, reduce it to a mere political system. The Protestantism of the reformers is the evangelism of the apostles, neither more nor less. Let us beware of making it into a mongrel existence, half-spiritual and half-secular.....The ancient religious life of the Reformation was lost: it had been replaced by an attachment to forms. Men carefully inquired whether there was or was not apostolical succession; they examined whether the prayers, the sacraments, and the worship were in conformity with the canons and with the liturgy; they placed their hands everywhere to try all things- everywhere except on their own heart- to feel if it still beat. They were earnestly occupied with conformities; but they forgot one,- that which renders man conformable to Jesus Christ."

photo courtesy of The J. Merle D'aubigne Resource

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3 Comments:

Blogger Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

D'Aubigne! I bought all his books on the Reformation from VF. Expensive, but well worth it. If only I had the time to read them.... *sigh*

Spencer

P.S. AWESOME blog.

May 20, 2008 at 12:24 AM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

I have really enjoyed "The Protector". I did not know that Vision Forum sold any of his books. I hope to do a longer post on him in the future.

Thanks for the compliment and the link.

May 20, 2008 at 5:43 AM  
Blogger Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

You're welcome. ;-D

June 6, 2008 at 7:57 PM  

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