PEARL LEONA STURGIS·SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History, The Protestant Reformation Series 18, Volume 4
Francis Schaeffer’s, “How Shall we Live then?”
(comparing today’s compromises with the Protestant Reformation era.)
Erasmus who lived in the Protestant Reformer’s days (1466-1535) was called a christian humanist by some but, none the less, his views were inconsistent to christianity. Erasmus and his followers wanted a limited reform of the church in contrast with the Reformers who wanted to go back to the church as it originally was with the Bible as the only authority. Guillaume Farrel who lived from 1489 to 1565 was a reformer in action in Switzerland.
He spoke against compromise and cut away from Erasmus’ teachings. The Reformers constituted a unity in contrast to Erasmus. They returned to the Biblical instructions and the teachings of the early church and did not mix humanism with the church. They had no problems with grace verses nature. Quoting Halleck’s History, 1926 Public School Book: “The Dutch people in Holland gave the Pilgrims an asylum in Holland when England would not tolerate them. In the darkest days before the colonization of America, Holland was the only nation to uphold the torch of religious liberty. No books could be printed in England without permission of Church and Government. Books had to be printed in Holland and smuggled through England.”
(to be continued)
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