Quote of the day – James A. Wylie, “A Voice from the Philadelphian Church Age”


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The History of ProtestantismEngland, in reforming itself, worked mainly from the political center. Scotland worked mainly from the religious one. The ruling idea in the former country was the emancipation of the throne from the supremacy of the Pope; the ruling idea in the latter was the emancipation of the conscience from the Popish faith. The more prominent outcome of the Reformation in England was a free State; the more immediate product of the Reformation in Scotland was a free Church. But soon the two countries and the two Reformations coalesced: common affinities and common aims disengaged them from old allies, and drew them to each other’s side; and Christendom beheld a Protestantism strong alike in its political and in its spiritual arm, able to combat the double usurpation of Rome, and to roll it back, in course of time, from the countries where its dominion had been long established, and over its ruins to go forward to the fulfillment of the great task which was the one grand aim of the Reformation, namely, the evangelizing and civilizing of the earth, and the planting of pure churches and free governments.

J.A. Wylie, Book Twenty-fourth, Protestantism In Scotland, Chapter 1 – The Darkness and the Daybreak

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Source: James Aitken Wylie, Voices From the Church of Philadelphia

Found here: FOOD FOR THE SOUL, Category “Church History”, PART 4 THE IDENTITY AND FAITH OF THE ULSTER PROTESTANT

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