History and Genius of the Heidelberg Catechism

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German Reformed Church, 1847 - Catechisms - 162 pages
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Page 107 - tis left to 3 minist'rs lo do it. He is an extraordinary person for sense and learning. We gave him a question to discuss about Justification, and he has answered it, in a whole sheet of paper, in a very notable manner. His name is John Peter Miller, and speaks Latin as readily as we do our vernacular tongue, and so does the other, Mr. Weis.
Page 107 - There is, besides, in this Province, a vast number of Palatines, and they come in still, every year. Those that have come of late years, are, mostly, Presbyt'n, or, as they call themselves, Reformed, the Palatinate, being about three-fifths of that sort of people...
Page 158 - A. Because I am a member of Christ by faith, and thus am partaker of his anointing; that so I may confess his name, and present myself a living sacrifice of thankfulness to him: and also that with a free and good conscience I may fight against sin and Satan in this life and afterwards I reign with him eternally, over all creatures.
Page 107 - ... mostly, Presbyt'n, or, as they call themselves, Reformed, the Palatinate, being about three-fifths of that sort of people; they did use to come to me, for baptism for their children, and many have joined with us, in the other sacram't. They never had a minister, 'till about 9 years ago, who is a bright young man, and a fine scholar.
Page 66 - See above, pp. 288 sqq. him a letter of remonstrance. His fate was to be decided at the Diet of Augsburg, 1566. At this critical juncture the pious Elector boldly defended his Catechism, which, he said, was all taken from the Bible, and so well fortified with marginal proof-texts that it could not be overthrown. He declared himself willing to yield to God's truth, if any one could show him any thing better from the Scripture, which was at hand for the purpose. Altogether he made, at the risk of his...
Page 107 - There is lately come over a Palatine candidate of the ministry, who having applied to us at the Synod, for Ordin'n, 't is left to 3 ministers to do it. He is an extraordinary person for sense and learning. We gave him a question to discuss about Justification, and he has answered it, in a whole sheet of paper, in a very notable manner. His name is John Peter Miller, and speaks Latin as...
Page 19 - Is iu spite of the horrible devastations which it has suffered from time to time by war. one of the most productive parts of Germany. In consequence of the grr.-it changes in Europe, after the first French revolution, the country which formerly constituted the Palatinate on the Rhine.
Page 128 - a great deal of offence." To whom? Not to the Reformed Church. " The evidence of this, we have in the free, full response with which it" (the Catechism) "was met, on the part of the Church, not only in the Palatinate, but also, in other lands. It was, as though the entire Reformed Church heard and joyfully recognized her own voice in the Heidelberg Catechism.
Page 67 - ... and in most other points, he agrees with it ; and further, that they are not willing to exclude Frederick or any one else, in or outside of Germany, from the religious peace. " The Elector, after the Emperor had graciously taken leave of him, returned in peace and safety to his beloved Heidelberg, on the Friday before Whitsuntide. " On the evening before the sacred festival, being present at the preparation for the communion, in the Church of the Holy Ghost, he grasped Olevianus by the hand in...
Page 147 - ... often miss in the exhibitions of later history. The Catechism is no cold workmanship merely of the understanding. It is full of feeling and faith. The joyousness of a fresh, simple, childlike trust appears beautifully, tonchingly interwoven with all its divinity.

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