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May 25 2016 – A Fire Enkindled

Martin Luther sets into motion rejection of legitimate authority in the church. Yes, there were abuses, and Luther may not have intended all that followed, but very soon Zwingli would reject not only the church, but any authority Luther expected to have. To the city council of Zurich Zwingli turned. Likewise, Calvin, not united with the church, Luther or Zwingli, would find support for his reformation in the city council of Geneva. Similarly, Knox found support for his plans in the Scottish Parliament and the Tudors for theirs in the British Parliament. If everyone can be right at the same time, who can tell us whether Jesus is truly and substantially present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in Holy Eucharist as St. Paul testified to 1 Cor 11: 24-27 or the early Church Fathers wrote about? Let us consider here what is reasonable to believe.