The doctrines of Presbyterianism are those generally known as evangelical and Calvinistic. The supreme standard of belief is the Word of God in the original languages.
p. 551): "During 27 months I have scattered the seed of the Word of God in this miserable land; shall I say among thorns or on stony ground?
He distinguished between an outward word of God and an inward, the former being the Scriptures and perishable, the latter the divine spirit and eternal.
The bishop of Dover, however, reported to Cromwell that Parker "hath ever been of a good judgment and set forth the Word of God after a good manner.
The word of God shall be preached and made known in the kingdom of Bohemia freely and in an orderly manner by the priests of the Lord...
The word of God is to be freely and truthfully preached by the priests of the Lord, and by worthy deacons.
she defines the church, without any express reference to the episcopate, as a " congregation of faithful men in which the pure word of God is preached and the sacraments be duly administered according to Christ's ordinance," and simply adds that the ordinal of Edward VI.
The way, however, had in an especial degree been prepared for the apocalyptic type of thought and literature by Ezekiel, for with him the word of God had become identical with a written book (ii.
The Praefatio begins by stating that the emperor Ludwig the Pious, desirous that his subjects should possess the word of God in their own tongue, commanded a certain Saxon, who was esteemed among his countrymen as an eminent poet, to translate poetically into the German language the Old and New Testaments.
Moreover, the word of God in the Koran left many practical points undecided, and therefore it was of the highest importance to know exactly how the Prophet had spoken and acted in various circumstances.
How could the emperor gain the right,"he asks," to rule my faith?"With that only the Word of God is concerned."
The Word of God alone is there to do it."Nevertheless Luther assigned to the state, which he assumes to be Christian, the function of maintaining the Gospel and the Word of God in public life.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God.
In the words of Hilary again: " Faithful souls would be contented with the word of God which bids us: ` Go teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.'
His argument was afterwards published under the title Of the Auctorite of the Word of God concerning the number of the Sacraments.
Like Brian Walton and John Mill before him, he had to encounter the opposition of those who believed that the certainty of the word of God was endangered by the importance attached to the various readings.
When a solemn embassy of rebuke was sent to Zurich from a diet held at Lucerne, on the 26th of January 1524, the city replied that in matters relating to the Word of God and the salvation of souls she would brook no interference.
Still, the development of congregational churches proper was gradual, the result of constant study of " the Word of God " in the light of experience.
They were not separated of their own choice, but by the word of God acting on their consciences.
Hearing the word of God unto obedience being due to " the gift of His Spirit to His children," every church member is a spiritual person, with a measure of the spirit and office of King, Priest and Prophet, to be exercised directly under the supreme Headship of Christ.
In 1589 Greenwood and Barrow composed " A true Description out of the Word of God of the visible Church," which represents the ideal entertained in their circle.
All through the years of conflict he had "but one end in view, that no one should call the Word of God a creature, or the Manhood which was assumed incomplete."
We have seen how St Paul, for instance, fully believed that his own preaching had a force behind it which vindicated for it the claim to be " the word of God " (r Thess.
4 (" the spiritual rock that followed them ") a familiar Jewish Haggada which, however, he reinterprets, even as, when he identifies the " rock " with Christ, he diverges from the Alexandrian Philo who had identified it with Wisdom or the Word of God.
The word of God carries its own evidence with it in its searching force and fire: "Is not my word like as a fire, saith Yahweh, and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces ?"
It was now taught that prophecy in general was a peculiarity of the Old Testament ("lex et prophetae usque ad Johannem"); that in the new covenant God had spoken only through apostles; that the whole word of God so far as binding on the Church was contained in the apostolic record - the New Testament; 2 and that, consequently, the Church neither required nor could acknowledge new revelations, or even instructions, through prophets.
giving the " Word of God " to Cromwell and Cranmer, who, in their order, distribute it to laymen and clerics, and describes the volume as " truly translated after the veryte of the Hebreue and Greke texts by pe dylygent studye of dyverse excellent learned men, expert in the forsayde tongues.
For as Jesus Christ our Saviour was made flesh by Word of God and possessed flesh and blood for our sake; so we have been taught that the food blessed (lit.
But he was averse from the violence of Melville, and was willing to admit the royal supremacy "as far as the word of God allows."
But, for a generation or so, it has been denied that this can be inferred simply from the fact that the epistle approaches all Christian truth through Old Testament forms. This, it is said, was the common method of proof, since the Jewish scriptures were the Word of God to all Christians alike.
After some haggling a document called the Solemn League and Covenant was drawn up. This was practically a treaty between England and Scotland for the preservation of the reformed religion in Scotland, the reformation of religion in England and Ireland "according to the word of God and the example of the best reformed churches," and the extirpation of popery and prelacy.
on which the religion of more than two hundred millions of Mahommedans is founded, being regarded by them as the immediate word of God.
No compromise was possible between the declaration that man's conscience could only be bound by the Word of God and the emperor's belief in the infallibility of a general council.
It was resolved that the Word of God should be preached without disturbance, that indemnity should be given for past offences against the edict of Worms, and that meanwhile each state should live religiously as it hoped to answer for its conduct to God and the emperor.
He had embraced the Motazilite doctrine about free will and predestination, and was in particular shocked at the opinion which had spread among the Moslem doctors that the Koran was the uncreated word of God.
The congregation elect the minister; in no other way can he enter on his functions; but once elected and admitted he is recognized as a free organ of the divine spirit, not subject in spiritual things to any earthly authority but that of his fellowministers; the word of God is the supreme authority, and the spoken word of God the vital element of every religious act.
The word of God is to prevail in all matters, in conduct as well as doctrine, and in the affairs of government as well as in the church.
A large number of the nobles and knights who had met at Prague formed a confederacy and declared that they consented to freedom of preaching the word of God on their estates, that they declined to recognize the authority of the council of Constance, but would obey the Bohemian bishops and a future pope lawfully elected.
Among these conceptions that of the Word of God had an important place, especially the creative Word of Genesis i.
The doom of death under which mankind had sighed since Adam's fall could only then be averted, when the immortal Word of God (Alyos) assumed a mortal body, and, by yielding this to death for the sake of all, abrogated once for all the law of death, of which the power had been spent on the body of the Lord.
23 that they have been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible through the word of God.
A legend of a later age tells how, just before his death, he was struck dumb for preventing the preaching of the word of God.
First in verse 5 he says we want to make sure the Word of God is not blasphemed.
casting doubt on the Word of God.
corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God.
It was to live in direct defiance of the command of the Word of God.
helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
incarnate word of God.
inerrant word of God.
infallible word of God for fallible human theories.
There is only a problem for people like Phibber who take the Bible to be the word of God and therefore infallible.
intense scrutiny of the Word of God.
He wanted the average layman to have access to the word of God.
loathing of the word of God that is abroad.
nullify the word of God by your tradition.
Look at verse 17a: Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit.
Speak the word of God over the empty pews.
righteous judgment, " which is judgment based upon the Word of God.
All the product of intense scrutiny of the Word of God.
softened down the word of God.
I wo n't tamper with the Word of God!
triumph over Satan without using the Word of God.
It kills its young with its beak as preaching the word of God converts the unbelievers.
uncreated word of God?
unequal yoke it is contrary to the word of God.
Dear young people avoid the unequal yoke it is contrary to the word of God.
no greater authority can be desired, defines a sermon as a religious address, in which the word of God is stated and explained, and in which an audience is excited to the practice of virtue.
It seemed to them impossible that vital religion could be inculcated, unless there were other guarantee for ministerial fitness than episcopal licensing, unless in fact the godly in each parish had a voice in deciding whether a man was called of God to minister the Word of God (see C. Burrage, The True Story of Robert Browne, pp. 7, i i f.).
They compelled him suddenly to break off the battle of Siffin, which he was apparently on the point of gaining over Moawiya, because the Syrians fastened copies of the Koran to their lances to denote that not the sword, but the word of God should decide the contest (see further below, B.
218 (A.D. :833) a new edict appeared by which all judges and doctors were summoned to renounce the error of the uncreated word of God.
The church universal is the multitude gathered from diverse nations, which though divided by distance of time and place, agree in one common faith, and it is bound by the tie of the same religion; and wherever the word of God is sincerely preached, and the sacraments are duly administered, according to Christ's institute, there beyond doubt is a church of the living God (bk.
Here our Lord commands that we are to " judge righteous judgment, " which is judgment based upon the Word of God.
Eve had begun to feel the fascination of the evil one, for she softened down the word of God.
Where is the obedience to the word of God that the churches normally swear to uphold?
I wo n't tamper with the Word of God !
You can never triumph over Satan without using the Word of God.
Or are you saying that the book is the uncreated word of God?
They are the mere vagaries of a dreaming mind, to which the word of God is not even a ' limit.
When Father Dyer arrived in the area, he decided to earn his living by traveling from town to town on his snowshoes, delivering the mail, along with the word of God.
Young Life is a Bible-based missionary program, and the foundation of everything that they do comes straight from what they believe to be the word of God.
On return to England, he was guided by a vision to go back to Ireland and spread the word of God.
Because for the most part, they are Twittering about what is being preached, and spreading the word of God to those who follow them.
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