Christian Worship; Its Principles and Forms
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...observe, brings the sermon to its proper place as the principal factor in evangelical divine worship. 'The translation now given has been made from the Er-langen Edition (Vol. 22, p. 226, et. seq"), of Luther's Works. The Leipsic Edition was consulted. Der Christliche Cultus, p. 243. t Corpus Ref., I., 540, 554. 1 De Wette, III., 36, 78. 5 De Wctte, III., 36. Seckendorf, II., 6, VIII., XX. Preface. Before all things I kindly beseech, even for God's sake, all those who desire to see or follow this our order in divine service, that they, by no means, make a necessary law out of it, nor entangle or bind any one's conscience therewith; but that in accordance with Christian freedom they use their pleasure, how, where and when, and how long the circumstances suit or demand it. For we also do not publish it with the intention to control any one therein, or to rule with laws, but because everywhere the German Mass and divine service are insisted upon, and great complaint and scandal exist concerning the manifold forms of the new Masses. Every one makes his own, some with good intention, some also from forwardness, that they also may bring something new into vogue, and shine among others, and not be bad workmen. Thus it everywhere turns out with Christian liberty, that few use it otherwise than to their own pleasure or advantage, and not to the glory of God and the good of his neighbor. But although it rests upon every one's conscience how he uses such liberty (and no one is to hinder or forbid the same), yet it should be seen to, that this liberty is and shall be the servant of charity and of one's neighbor. Wherever it, therefore, happens that men take offense or go astray because of such various usage, we are truly bound to restrict liberty, and as far...
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- 11 Jul 2012
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