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How will your church celebrate the Reformation?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by evangelist6589, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. evangelist6589

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    Its Reformation Sunday tomorrow and my church plans to go all out. Will your church do the same or will your church just passively mention the event but not celebrate it? Or will your church ignore it?
     
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    We celebrate Christ and His works, not men and their works.
     
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  3. evangelist6589

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    So you wont be celebrating the Reformation tomorrow in church?
     
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    We celebrate Christ and His works, not men and their works.
     
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    And this church claims to be Calvinist?
     
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    My church is not reformed baptist, so will just mention it in passing!
     
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    Well, Calvin and Luther would have both been prouder of what Jesus did at Calvary than what either of them did!
     
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    No. It is Christian.
     
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    My hubby will be preaching a message titled "Re-Formed" - Being Shaped by the Gospel. He will mention the Reformation in his intro.
     
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    Good. We have a video tomorrow and a message on the Reformation.
     
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    I think his church claims to be Christian, not Calvinist.

    I wonder what Calvin would have thought about the Church celebrating the Reformation.
     
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    Are you saying the reformation was not a work of God? You will find the reformation in Revelation 10
     
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    Yeah, right. The "mighty angel coming down out of the sky, clothed with a cloud with a rainbow on his head and with a face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire" was Jean Cauvin. Uh huh. Yep. :rolleyes:
     
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    No it was not Cauvin, it is the angel of God bringing the gospel preaching back to the church. The gospel was opened up by the Angel through Luther, not Calvin. After he left Rome, Luther disowned his RC titles and claimed only the title of Evangelist.

    I thought you said you were an historicist.
     
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    And the angel took back the book and the spectacles Luther had used to read it. I know this story!!
     
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    True Baptist's Faith and Practice was in place and viable 1600 years before Luther or Calvin were born.

    The so-called Protestant Reformation was a failed attempt to reform Catholicism from within. There was a counter refomation which is recorded in the Council of Trent. True Baptists were not involved.

    New Testament Churches, among whom are many called Baptist, have been persecuted by the so-called reformers, some say even more than the Papists. The bone of contention: authority to baptize and baptismal regeneration. This is an issue which has yet to be resolved. They cannot be resolved: one view is apostate.

    This is a bit of a dilemma in the world of Christendom. If the Vatican has God given authority to be Church, she has not delegated this autholrity to anyone. If the Vatican is a usurper, all those who came out from her are without authority as well.

    Just who the real heretics might be is an interesting study. No one celebrating protestantism here. Do not celebrate Mass of Christ or Goddess of Estrus either.

    Luther and Calvin were paedobaptists with state owned religions, completely contrary to Baptistic doctrine. Why would we want to celebrate that?

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    So, the gospel brought by the Angel to Luther was baptismal regeneration? (By sprinkling, no less.)

    "What benefits does Baptism give?"
    "It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this." "Born again in baptism." (Luther's Small Catechism.)

    Do you really think that is the Gospel?
     
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    I am an historicist on those things that were historic and a futurist on those things which are yet future.
     
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    He claims lots of things. From what he has demonstrated here he knows a bit of Greek and the original languages. But he has little knowledge of evangelism theology from a Reformed perspective, as well as many other things.
     
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    Why would any church celebrate a man?

    Is not the total focus to be on Christ?
     
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