Pope Frances declared, “The Reformation is Over”. Was he right? Many evangelical Christians don’t see any significant differences between the “different flavors” of Christianity.
On This Page A Sensation in the Town Is The Reformation Over? Partial Outline About the Author, Rev. Emanuel Greenwald Download the eBook Publication Information A Sensation in the Town In 1879 a series of spirited talks were given in Lancaster, PA which were sharply critical of the doctrines and character of Martin Luther and of the Reformation.
Rev. Emanuel Greenwald, D. D. Emanuel Greenwald, D. D. was “a good man and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith.” He was a good boy, this carpenter’s son, born January 13, 1811, who grew to man’s estate in quiet Frederick, Md. His father’s habit of reading Arndt’s True Christianity and Jay’s Morning and Evening Exercises, and his mother’s serious conversations with him about God and Christ and his soul’s salvation made a lasting impression on Emanuel.
The First Free Diet [formal discussion] of the Lutheran Church was held at St. Matthew’s Church in Philadelphia on December 27-28, 1877. It had representatives from four of the largest Synods at the time. The speakers included some of the great defenders of orthodox Lutheranism in America: Emanuel Greenwald, Charles Krauth, Henry Eyster Jacobs and others.
The remarks made by participants are of particular interest.
On This Page Included: Download the eBook Included: The Relations Of The Lutheran Church To The Denominations Around Us by Charles Porterfield Krauth.
This Lutheran Library “short” is beloved pastor Emanuel Greenwald’s guide on how to recognize a true Christian Church.
Rev. Greenwald begins with these words:
“Much stress is laid by the members of the Church of Rome upon the question of the True Church, and very properly, too, for the question is one of great importance. It is not a matter of indifference whether we belong to the True Church, or not.
Rev. Greenwald was born near Frederick, Maryland, Jan. 13, 1811, and was, like the prophet Samuel of old, dedicated by his pious parents to the holy office from his earliest infancy. His theological studies were pursued under the private supervision of Rev. David F. Schaeffer, who similarly prepared no less than fourteen other young men, in his own parsonage, for the work of the ministry.
On This Page The Importance of Infant Baptism Baptism Makes One a Church Member Contents (39 pages) More About Emanuel Greenwald Download the eBook The Importance of Infant Baptism “The Lutheran Church attaches much importance to Infant Baptism.
“A single congregation can sustain an entire mission. There is no grander spectacle in the history of the whole Church, than this noble work of that one congregation of plain peasant Lutherans at Hermansburg…
On This Page The Foreign Mission Work of Pastor Louis Harms and the Congregation at Hermansburg The Work of Missions Download the eBook The Foreign Mission Work of Pastor Louis Harms and the Congregation at Hermansburg “Louis Harms was the beloved pastor of a plain, but pious congregation.
“The force of a plain passage of God’s Word is sought to be evaded by the flippant reply, ‘Yes, so it reads in your Bible,’ as if we had made the Bible. No, it is God’s Word, and not man’s word, and we have it in our hands, just as Christ spoke it, and the apostles wrote it, and the old primitive Church read it, and all Christendom, from that time to this, believed and practiced it.