A Text-book of Church History: A.D. 1517-1648 (The Reformation and its results to the peace of Westphalia)

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Page 344 - I, AB, do swear. That I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical that damnable doctrine and position, that princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or any authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever.
Page 347 - Popish* doctrine, contrary to that which is so established ; nor will I ever give my consent to alter the government of this church by archbishops, bishops, deans, and archdeacons, &c. as it stands now established, and as by right it ought to stand, nor yet ever to subject it to the usurpations and superstitions of the see of Rome.
Page 343 - ... the Pope, neither of himself, nor by any Authority of the Church or See of Rome, or by any other Means, with any other, hath any Power or Authority to depose the King...
Page 115 - The Fifth Article. — In the fifth place we are aggrieved in the matter of wood-cutting, for the noble folk have appropriated all the woods to themselves alone. If a poor man requires wood he must pay double for it (or, perhaps, two pieces of money).
Page 115 - God plainly provides that in giving according to right to God and distributing to his people the services of a pastor are required. We will that for the future our church provost, whomsoever the community may appoint, shall gather and receive this tithe. From this he shall give to the pastor, elected by the whole community, a decent and sufficient maintenance for him and his (im und den seynen), as shall seem right to the whole community [or, with the knowledge of the community].
Page 23 - Christiani, quod papa sicut magis eget, ita magis optat in veniis dandis pro se devotam orationem, quam promptam pecuniam. 49. Docendi sunt Christiani, quod veniae papae sunt utiles, si non in eas confidant, sed nocentissimae, si timorem Dei per eas amittant. 50. Docendi sunt Christiani, quod si papa nosset exactiones venialium praedicatorum, mallet basilicam S. Petri in cineres ire, quam aedificari cute, carne et ossibus ovium suarum.
Page 43 - The Romanists have, with great adroitness, drawn three walls round themselves, with which they have hitherto protected themselves, so that no one could reform them, whereby all Christendom has fallen terribly. Firstly, if pressed by the temporal power, they have affirmed and maintained that the temporal power has no jurisdiction over them, but, on the contrary, that the spiritual power is above the temporal. Secondly, if it were proposed to admonish...
Page 18 - Eevocavit igitur Lutherus hominum mentes ad filium dei, et ut Baptista monstravit agnum dei, qui tulit peccata nostra, ostendit gratis propter filium dei remitti peccata et quidem oportere id beneficium fide accipi.
Page 115 - It has been the custom hitherto for men to hold us as their own property, which is pitiable enough, considering that Christ has delivered and redeemed us all, without exception, by the shedding of His precious blood, the lowly as well as the great. Accordingly, it is consistent with Scripture that we should be free and wish to be so. Not that we would wish to be absolutely free and under no authority. God does not teach us that we should lead a disorderly life in the lusts of the flesh, but that...

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