Services Commemorative of the One Hundredth Anniversary of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, Pa; November 10-11, 1895

Services Commemorative of the One Hundredth Anniversary of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, Pa; November 10-11, 1895

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...those who constituted that congregation have been transferred to the general assembly and Church of the first born, who are enrolled in heaven, where, ere long, those of their number who yet remain, we trust, shall greet them and enjoy their fellowship forever. I have but one other thought to express. We are reminded that this day on which we celebrate the Centennial anniversary of this congregation is the birth day of the great reformer, who in the providence of God was one of the chosen instruments who restored the Christian Church to the purity of the faith of Apostolic times when the reformers were compelled to separate from the Church of which the Pope was the recognized head. Luther desired to call the Church to which they belonged the Evangelical Church; but the Protestants, who agreed in their opposition to the fundamental errors of the Papacy, differed among themselves, as they do to this day, on doctrines which touched other aspects of revealed truth, and it therefore became necessary to designate the adherents of the views of Luther by some definite name that would identify them and the doctrines which they confess. In order to avoid any misapprehension of the doctrines which she holds and teaches as distinct from the Roman Church and all other Churches which she believes obscure the grace of the Gospel, or do not confess its doctrines in all their fullness or purity, she consents to be known as the Evangelical Lutheran Church, and by that name, if it is the will of God, she will testify to the end of time to those doctrines and usages which identify her faith, her organization and her history. God has been her refuge and strength, and he has in a most signal manner bestowed upon her his divine blessing. I trust that it may not...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846680
  • 9781236846686