By Stephen F. Brown

From Protestantism's starting within the center a while to the position it performs within the glossy international, this source explores the origins, background, customs and routine of the faith. It extends past the "revolts" of theologians equivalent to Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Wesley to ascertain different Protestant leaders and the routine they encouraged, together with Joseph Smith and the Mormons, Mary Baker Eddy and the Christian Scientists, Menno Simons and the Mennonites, in addition to the Pentecostal and charismatic pursuits of the mid- to late-20th century.

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The earthly city uses laws to attain its earthly goals. The church on earth also needs laws— laws that are different from earthly laws. Church laws must guide people to their heavenly home or goal. They are real and necessary, but have a higher goal that they are meant to aim at. From the medieval viewpoint people need guidance, and laws are forms of guidance—prudent directives attempting to lead Christians to their final destiny—heaven. Individuals—at least most individuals—cannot guide themselves.

Jesus’ readiness at times to disregard ceremonial rules in order to give more consideration to human needs and suffering challenged their way of life. They became actively hostile toward him. THE lAsT suPPER Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper portrays Jesus Christ’s final meal with his disciples before his crucifixion and death. 32 PROTESTANTISM The night before the beginning of Passover Jesus and his 12 disciples gathered in the house of one of his followers to have supper together. It was at this meal that Jesus spoke the words that serve as the basis for the Christian sacrament of Holy Eucharist, or Communion, in which bread and wine are partaken of in commemoration of the death of Christ.

The earthly city uses laws to attain its earthly goals. The church on earth also needs laws— laws that are different from earthly laws. Church laws must guide people to their heavenly home or goal. They are real and necessary, but have a higher goal that they are meant to aim at. From the medieval viewpoint people need guidance, and laws are forms of guidance—prudent directives attempting to lead Christians to their final destiny—heaven. Individuals—at least most individuals—cannot guide themselves.

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