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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter I   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

THE PROTESTANT movement today is on trial. The Protestant Reformation has spawned a veritable Babylon of hundreds of differing denominations. They vary in faith and practice all the way from fundamentalist Quakers to modern Congregationalists, from primitive Methodists to Christian Scientists, from ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter II   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

All scholars agree that the Protestant reformers broke with the historical Catholic Church. Very few laymen realize the history of degeneracy and the utter depravity to which this body had sunk before the call to reform was sounded. A realization of this fact, and a grasp of the historical backgroun ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter III   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

History seems to provide some strange dilemmas. One of two alternatives is often assumed about the existence of the true Church during the Middle ages. One is that the Church of God as a visible, organized body of believers had ceased to exist over a period embracing hundreds of years. The other is ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter IV   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

Many modern Protestants have assumed that the Reformation was purely a religious movement. They see visions of multitudes of sincere men throughout Germany and Europe wholeheartedly seeking a return to Apostolic faith and practice. But this is not a true picture. It is an historical fact that there ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter V   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

As we have seen, on the eve of the Reformation there were many complaints and abuses that called for reform. Those who were responsible for the spiritual and material welfare of the people were content to preserve the status quo, because it served to their own enrichment and religious or political a ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter VI   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

After his final break with Rome, Luther began to cultivate a number of the leading nobles and princes to support his cause. Without proper protection, he was a dead man under the ban of the emperor and the pope. During his disputes with John Eck, and in his preaching, writing, and other reformator ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter VII   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

Divisions and scandals plagued the Protestant camp during Luther's later years. The armies of princes and political power might guarantee that the reformed religion would be outwardly maintained in certain territories. But they had no power to cleanse the faith and morals of subjects, nor were the ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter VIII   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

During the early years of the Lutheran reform, a movement which was similar in many respects began in Switzerland. The guiding force of this movement in its early stages was Ulrich Zwingli. Zwingli was born in 1484 in the mountain village of Wildhaus and was a bright student from his youth. He studi ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter IX   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

John Calvin now enters the Reformation drama. Although influenced by both Luther and Zwingli before him, the powerful impress of his mind and personality shaped the doctrinal system of the reformed congregations for generations to come (Kurtz, p. 304-305). Like Luther and Zwingli before him, Calvin ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter X   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

The third key reformatory movement which needs to be considered as distinct in itself is that which took place in England. It was a reformation by force even more than that under John Calvin. The so-called "reformation" in England was due almost entirely to the actions of one man, Henry VI ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Chapter XI   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

We have examined the basic foundations of the Protestant churches today. We have gone to the source of the "divided Christendom" of our time. If there is any one thing that all religionists agree upon, it is in lamenting the fact that the Protestant reformers have bequeathed to us a religi ...

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The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation The Plain Truth about the Protestant Reformation  -  Bibliography   
Roderick C Meredith  -  Ambassador College Thesis   -  May 1956

THE PROTESTANT movement today is on trial. The Protestant Reformation has spawned a veritable Babylon of hundreds of differing denominations. They vary in faith and practice all the way from fundamentalist Quakers to modern Congregationalists, from primitive Methodists to Christian Scientists, from ...

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The Plain Truth about the PROTESTANT Reformation - Part I The Plain Truth about the PROTESTANT Reformation - Part I
Roderick C Meredith  -  Plain Truth   -  July 1958

THE PROTESTANT movement today is on trial. The Protestant Reformation has spawned a veritable babylon of hundreds of differing denominations. They vary in faith and practice all the way from fundamentalist Quakers to modern Congregationalists, from primitive Methodists to Christian Scientists, from ...

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The Plain Truth about the PROTESTANT Reformation - Part II The Plain Truth about the PROTESTANT Reformation - Part II
Roderick C Meredith  -  Plain Truth   -  August 1958

Was the Protestant movement really a "reformation" of the one true Church which Jesus Christ built? Was it a return to genuine apostolic Christianity? Here are the surprising answers every informed person NEEDS to understand! PART TWO. In the first article of this series, we discussed the ...

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The Plain Truth about the PROTESTANT Reformation - Part IV The Plain Truth about the PROTESTANT Reformation - Part IV
Roderick C Meredith  -  Plain Truth   -  October 1958

Did Martin Luther lead the Protestant reformers to recapture the "faith once delivered"? The answers are SHOCKING! You need to understand the beginnings of modern Protestantism. PART IV. Millions of Protestant books, pamphlets and tracts boldly proclaim as the Protestant foundation: " ...

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