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The witness of

The Fourteenth Century

of Christianity

regarding the Sabbath of the Lord.

J. F. Coltheart. 1954.

Some obvious spelling mistakes in the quotations and their sources have been rectified.


 

Waldenses:

"That we are to worship only one God, who is able to help us, and not the Saints departed; that we ought to keep holy the Sabbath day."

"Luther’s Fore-runners," p. 38.

 

Insabbati:

"For centuries evangelical bodies, especially the Waldenses, were called Insabbati because of Sabbath-keeping."

Gui, Manuel d’Inquisiteur.

 

England, Holland, Bohemia:

"We wrote of the Sabbatarians in Bohemia, Transylvania, England and Holland between 1250 and 1600 A. D."

Wilkinson, p. 308.

 

Bohemia: 1310 (Modern Czechoslovakia).

"In 1310, two hundred years before Luther’s theses, the Bohemian brethren constituted one-fourth of the population of Bohemia, and that they were in touch with the Waldenses who abounded in Austria, Lombardy, Bohemia, north Germany, Thuringia, Brandenburg, and Moravia. Erasmus pointed out how strictly Bohemian Waldenses kept the seventh day Sabbath."

Armitage, "A History of the Baptists," p. 318;
Cox, "The Literature of the Sabbath Question," Vol. 2, pp. 201-2.

 

Norway:

Then, too, in the "Catechism" that was used during the fourteenth century, the Sabbath commandment read thus: Thou shalt not forget to keep the seventh day."

This is quoted from
"Documents and Studies Concerning the History
of the Lutheran Catechism in the Nordish Churches,"
p. 89. Christiania: 1893.

 

Norway:

"Also the priests have caused the people to keep Saturdays as Sundays."

"Theological Periodicals for the Evangelical Lutheran
Church in Norway," Vol. 1, p. 184. Oslo.

 


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