John Calvin

John Calvin
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  • YOU MUST REFORM!
  • I will give a direct preface to the King of France! Hopefully this will convince him to convert to Protestantism!
  • John Calvin was a strong believer in God. This theologian had a powerful impact on the doctrines of protestant reformation. He began his reformation movements in France where he was born.
  • Originally a part of the Lutheran reformed branch, John Calvin began a new reformed religion known as Calvinism. Let's see how his actions impacted, influenced and changed the reformed church.
  • In the 16th century, John Calvin became a part of the reformation due to a "sudden conversion". Already he was critical of the French Catholic Church's abuses so he was prepared to join Protestantism. At this point in time he was a part of the Lutheran reformed branch.
  • The church should right its ways! No more costly indulgences! No more bribes! Join Protestantism and follow God!
  • However soon after this, he began a new religion known as The Reformed or Calvinism, due to his strong belief in predestination. He instituted a radical reform in the Church, that quickly spread across Europe. However his first real move for Protestantism was when he wrote a book about his protestant doctrines titled "Institutes of the Christian Religion".
  • In 1536, John moved to Geneva where he helped the reformation rise. He wrote a set of articles known as "Articles Concerning the Government of the Church" which as John stated "proposed a systematic discipline among all citizens. A confession of faith among all because only worthy members could participate in the Lord's Supper".
  • In conclusion, John Calvin was critical of the Catholic Churches ways and stood against them, impacting the church forever. His new found religion Calvinism, spread across Europe with his ideas of predestination. This aggressive advocate who believed in the absolute authority of God, eventually became known as one of the most important figures in the Protestant Reformation.
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