Congregational History

Congregational History

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...with the Angustinians of Antwerp. The two young monks of whom Luther wrote in his song, had suffered martyrdom in that city a few months beforeJohn Esch, and Henry Voes. Such was the state of affairs when Francis Lambert directed his steps to Metz, in March, 1524-, L,, be, t accompanied by his noble wife, Christine. Mm' 152 He thought it prudent to conceal his name, and it was only known that he had been a monk, and came from the neighbourhood of Luther. The governor of the city was entirely under the influence of the priests who were at that time nine hundred in number. An edict was put forth, that all the books of Luther and all heretical priests should be given over to the inquisition. Many of the burghers had been persecuted. The magistrates, in whose councilchamber many disputations had been held, were afraid any longer to extend-protection to the preachers. They refused Lambert permission to afiix one hundred and sixteen theses, which he offered to defend by Holy Scripture against all opposers. The ferment in the city increased, and the monks and canons demanded his death. Yielding to the prudent counsels of the magistrates, he withdrew t-o Strasburg, where he was received with the utmost cordiality. The visit of 'Lambert to the persecuted Christians at Metz, was not without instruction to himself. He found, in these simple believers, a more distinct and practical recognition of the Word of God, as the only rule of faith and practice in their church organization, than at Wittenbe1g. Lefevre, in his address to the Christians from Meaux, 1522, says: --i "Oh, you who truly love God, and are particularly dear to me in Christ Jesus, know that those alone are Christians who love our Lord Jesus Christ and his Word more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867882
  • 9781236867889