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Reform - Reform Movements in the Church
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Part of Reform:

1. Reform Movements in the Church

2. Survey of the Great Reform Movements

1. Biblical Foundation. By justification man is changed from the sinner he was into the just man he was not. In a real sense, therefore, he ceases to be a sinner. This righteousness, however, is not a fixed possession but is constantly exposed to the world’s opposition and within the range of man’s free decision (Gal 2 : 11 if. , 5:24-25; 1 Pet 5:8-9). Besides the personal sins of those who are already justified and the host…

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Viktor Conzemius, “Reform - Reform Movements in the Church”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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