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Frank M. Walker Why The Protestant Reformation Failed!

Frank M. Walker Why The Protestant Reformation Failed!

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by Frank M."Walker;from ~ ,tract by-Raymond.Clar, D.D.
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.Martin Luther(1483-1546),
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he.tree / of li f e, and may entein thr ough.t higates- ,.ino thecity,'"
'.Revelation:22:14-.'
, And 
 y~shall-knowiheruth, and ", ""thef uth$hall-make you free,"
John'
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p~ople are destr.oyed folack : '.' '   ,a/knowledge. , .~eeing thou has  ,-:: forgotte~he_law of thy God I wi11also  ,. forgethy children,"
Hosea 4:6.
"".-.., ,here are they that keep the , ;~c;ommandmentsof God,.and the faith o
 
Jesu;"(RevelationJ4d2).', ,.' ""', '
,,', ,Itseems,thatmos!'ma,instream" 'Christians'cannot.fully"grasp,the,.~ tremendously'important
iol~
God's'.'~'Holy Sabb,ath has played"in"chux;c,h',: history.'Forcinstance, what part did'the;' "Sabbathphiy in the Reformation? The'- reformers paid a t~J;f lble~pt.icefof their' rejection of the seventh-day; 'Sabbath:' ' and for their refusal
to
accepit.~s
arY'~
article,of revoltagainst'the Catholi<;', Church.''They
flail y<~ejected 
'the',,' .,Sabbath.rest,of the'Sdriptl;ires.They' claimedto,followtheWritten wordonly. (theBi,ble as we now"oall it), and
to·
refus.e.,thetradition,s'of ,the Church" (Sunday'.i~t'a.tnidition"of ,theRomai',':' Churchthat hasnot one.text word,
oL
.divine authority.)', , ""'.. Martin Eutherwas
n o
the staunch" advocate of truth that'many·suppose,'·', Heis highly praised,
for
daiming
to
'follow th~ Scriptures orily. He stated
',< .
that he was discarding
all 
tradition,He" and the re(ormers,(so'~((aifed) were. challenged at the termination'of the' Council of Trent by the'Archbishop,of ,:",. ,Reggio.
He.
said-all'their,'cl~iIi1S of . discarding,tradition were false
a s
'long"as they retained Sunday."rb.is·rej~etion:',' of the seventh-day S~bQa~hwas also'a~ tradition;instituted by",the Catholic'" Church.,Thi~'change,in-the:daY,oL worship is no~here to be found-in',the' Scrip.tures.',"
, .
'Sabbath,
Tru.th
Pr,esente~,
But· ,
<
~Re~ectedby
Luther'",.
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'>~.:.;
Almost
unknoWn.
to,most Qhrlstia,fi 'literature,is,the',name,of 'Andreas Rudolph B. Carlstadt,'the,great ap'ostle
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'of 'ihe seventh-day".saoQath.He·
was'
j
,b{>min:.Carlstadt;Bavar1~'in'1480
ariel:,
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,dled)fi,"Basel,"Swltzerland,Ol:
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December 25,1541,
at
'the age o
f j1., .
'~ .ye~rs. G~lsadtwas a:,persQnalfriend."
<
and co-wp,rkcrwith Martin'Luther,' "b,ut,1 "'sttemio'usly opposeqhim on the Sabbath"
'I
issue:Carlstadt obSeryed-the seventn-", -,.daySabbath and taught itsobserVance." , :,'D'Aubigne~'saysthat L'l\theFhimsel.' " "adinitted th~t'Carlstadt was'hissuperior' ' .'
" 'c'
inlearning
(Fif ie s s.
Refere~~~:,
, "j
book ,ten,page) 15).:'- ,~::.
i,
;.There jection o.the·S.:abbathatthe
!'
Coundlo,Trentatoncecrippledthe' '
,
,advance of the Reforimition.Prot€stants'" ",
< '
and'Protestant refomiers willbe~he1d!
'1
, 'responsibleon,Judgment'Dayfortl:H::lr';,· ;'unf ai,thfulriessata time when the.entire, .
',C
Roman Church pivoted towarddiscard- ingalltradit,iori~~ ,
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','Atthis'point'let'~s..refet,to~h~, ,
!Ii "  
'eminentDoctor'Dowling.' ·.In his
s·. ' 
"Historyofpomanism,
bb<ik
two"chapter' .pni,hesay~:""The,Bible~and'the Bi1:?I,e''. only, is the religionoLProtesta,nts';",It'
';>'
"is,further,:ono".~..')ccpunt in the:,
I
,',.estimation,of a genu jne Pr:otestap.th,Q'Y. "early a 40ctrineorigina,ted. \ '~t is,not
.i  
O \lnd inthe Bible ..'..':~,Henceif a... ' ...doctrine,,'be' .'propoundedfor 4is ~acceparrce,'he asks,"Is
it
fotindin the':' 'inspired,w~i-d?'Was.iitaughtby,the ,Lord'Jesus'ChEst or His,apostles?" It" ,did,not"matter tohim<'whether'it
had.
. 'been"disCt:>veredinthe:musty folio bf . '.som~ ancientvisionary,df the third
'o r
"fourth"century, Or::wh~thet;'it emerged ,from'the-fertile brain
o
'$ome modern., ,vis~onary,of the ~net~enth. If it was~ not
f0~lUd6"
in :the sacred Scriptures,it;' .presented no valid claim.
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