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Renée of France and the Plight of the Churchless

Renée of France Duchess of Ferrara , Modena and Reggio Portrait by Jean Clouet , ca. 1520. ( Wikipedia ) By Simonetta Carr - Posted at Cloud of Witnesses / Place for Truth : The Jesuit Jean Pelletier, called by Duke Ercole II of Este to put a stop to the dangerous “Lutheran” practices of his wife Renée, was not impressed by his conversation with the duchess. “The poor woman has no education,” he wrote to his Father Superior, Ignatius of Loyola. “She only knows a few passages of Paul's letters in vernacular, which are misinterpreted, and a few babbles.” [1] At a time when valiant confessions and professions of faith of Protestant men and women were being published and distributed throughout Europe (Anne Askew’s Examinations was published in 1546 and Lady Jane Grey’s bold answers to John Feckenham had just begun to spread), Renée’s response seemed feeble. She capitulated too easily. Renée’s Life Born at the royal court of France in 1510, Renée lost both of her par

Biblical Images and the Importance of the Church Part 1: The Building of Christ namely the Temple

Posted at The Domain for Truth: Purpose: In this series will see three analogies that God’s Word use to describe the importance of the Church with today specifically being that God sees the Church as His Building, that is, the Temple so that we too will see the importance of Church in our life. God sees the church as the Building of God, the Temple 1. Proof 1. The Jews believe in the importance of the Temple in Jerusalem for their faith and piety with God. It was the center of their religious life. 2. Yet Jesus taught that “ an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father ” (John 4:21) Read more here...  See also: Biblical Images and the Importance of the Church Part 2: The Body of Christ (Domain for Truth)