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The Origin of Arminian Theology

The Origin of Arminian Theology

Arminianism, Calendar Articles, Christian Living, Methodist churches

Under Martin Luther and John Calvin, theology moved away from Pelagianism, or the belief that man was solely responsible for his spiritual direction. In its place, Luther and Calvin suggested that determinism (or pagan fatalism) was the most appropriate description of how God relates to the world. That is, the doctrine of determinism taught that God preordained everything that occurs...Read more... Read more...

The Radical Reformation

The Radical Reformation

Calendar Articles, Christian History, Christian Living, Continental Protestant Denominations & Related Bodies, October Articles

The Protestant Reformers who worked in cooperation with the European state or government officials were known as “Magisterial Reformers”–because they worked with the magistrates. During this same time period, another group of reformers began to emerge who did not work with the magistrates. This group of reformers are generally known as the “Radical...Read more... Read more...

The Swiss Reformation

The Swiss Reformation

Calendar Articles, Christian History, Continental Protestant Denominations & Related Bodies, October Articles

* Swiss Reformation * by Dr. Stephen Flick The cry for reform in the Western Church of Christianity preceded Martin Luther by centuries. Abuses and non-Christian practices crept into the Church and continued until the rise of the Protestant Reformation. Following the example of Luther in Germany, Huldreich Zwingli and John Calvin led the reform efforts in Switzerland. Like the...Read more... Read more...

The Lutheran Reformation

The Lutheran Reformation

Calendar Articles, Christian History, Christian Living, Continental Protestant Denominations & Related Bodies, October Articles

During the lives of the Apostles of Christ, the early Christian Church entertained principles and practices which compromised the truth of the Gospel. As the Church matured, it relied upon human efforts to secure salvation. Such good efforts began to supplant salvation by faith. In the early part of the sixteenth century, Martin Luther rediscovered what Scripture had taught all...Read more... Read more...