Posts Tagged ‘reform’

The one who reforms himself will (if not very careful)

admire the “reformer.” 😦

The one who is reborn knows Christ acted –

he also admires the One who changed him. 🙂

– eab,      2/18/15

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The “Council of Constance” on this date, 11/5/1414, brought to trial two Bohemian men vitally interested in reforming religion as it then stood.  Evidently the “Council of Constance” was not interested in reform. 


They condemned John Huss (aka Jan Hus), a former dean of philosophical faculty and the author of On SimonyOn the Church.   This council also condemned his friend Jerome of Prague.  They even went so far as to anathematized the teachings of the great English thinker/minister, John Wycliffe. 


Huss was burned at stake the next year (1415) and they killed Jerome of Prague the year after that (1416).  Their “sins”?  What was called “heresy,” in reality outspoken appeals for church reform and (at least in Huss’ case) for seeking religious rights for the common people.

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“Politics, election returns, Associated Press dispatches, questions of reform and many other matters can and will, if we are not careful, become switch-lines to take the Divine electricity out of our souls.”

                   – Beverly Carradine, Heart Talks (Cincinnati: God’s Bible School and College, n.d.), 125.



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Religion will try to reform you


Salvation will Regenerate you.    – eab, 11/13/07



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