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World History 17th Century

 

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY  

 

     
  • Restored:
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  • The local church operating under the direct leadership of Christ.
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  • Believers baptism by immersion.
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  • Revitalization of religious piety
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  • Much was gained in understanding of Scriptural principals.
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  • Weakness:
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  • Weakness developed in actually standing in the presence of the One who gives life. A coldness and formalism took the place of the personal relationship with the living Christ.
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  • 1611 KJV Bible
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  • 1633 Baptist Church founded
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  • 1639 Increase Mather
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  • Roger Williams
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  • John Bunyon
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  • 1633 Scientists use the Church to control Galileo
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  • Puritan movement resulted in two great movements: the Congregationalists and the Baptists.
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  • "Enlightenment" writers question Christianity and seek to base knowledge on human reason, reason that turned out to be based on rationalized supposition with enough scientific observation to give some level of credibility in the minds of the people. In many ways, the enlightenment became a religion in its own right. (read more)
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  • There was plenty of emphasis on doctrine, but it became dead letter. "The letter killeth"  2 Corinthians 3:6  Not enough emphasis was given on the Spirit of God, Who makes the doctrine come alive.
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