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p. 454. Churchlocked

  • Jon Balserak

Abstract

Calvinists believe Adam and Eve were the first church, established by God following their fall into sin in the Garden of Eden. Since that beginning, God has always maintained his church, though it has been attacked relentlessly by the world and the devil and, at various points in history, reduced to small groups of believers, usually identified as the ‘remnant’. ‘Church’ outlines the different church denominations that align themselves with Calvinism, such as Presbyterians and Anglicans, and the characteristics and purpose of the Calvinist church. Compared to Roman Catholic practices, Calvinists provide a simpler liturgy that involves preaching, singing, praying, and the celebrating of the two sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

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