The Lutheran Witness Volume 6-8

The Lutheran Witness Volume 6-8

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...and not allowed to spread their Gospel, this messenger would fly at liberty, spreading the truth throughout all Christianity; and finally, that he would not be such a reformer who would bring anything new, but the old Gospel that is from everlasting to everlasting. Now, I ask any one acquainted with the history of Christianity: Who was that messenger of God, in the midst of..what then was the Christian church--in central Europe--; coming when the Gospel was almost forgotten; spreading without hindrance, although hated by Pope and emperor, the old truth; that man who could accomplish his end only as a messenger of Almighty God, being but a poor solitary monk with no power save the power of the word of God; that man who would have nothing taught but the pure Gospel, proving himself firm---stubborn, if you please-when friend or foe would deviate in but a single item from the word of the Gospel; who over against superstition declared: "Except I be persuaded by Holy VVrit, I shall rccant nothing, so help me God," and over against human wisdom made bold to say: "I would rather err with Christ, than be right with the whole world; " that man from whom the old truth in a few years spread all over Christendom? Vho is that one genuine angel of the Reformation, having the everlasting Gospel?--You know that it is--and all Protestantism, by placing him at the head of the list of reformers, admits that it is--Martin Luther. He is the angel the prophet saw flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel. The Gospel of Luther is our Gospel. The doctrine that Luther taught is our doctrine. The genuine Lutheran church will allow no other teaching from its pulpits than the everlasting Gospel of the angel of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 730 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,279g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236760891
  • 9781236760890