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GfBC Begins the Heidelberg Catechism

Each Sunday, GfBC quotes a small portion of a catechism or creed during the service.  This month, we will begin walking through the Heidelberg Catechism. The following is a short history of this catechism: I. History. Soon after the introduction of Protestantism into the Palatinate in 1546, the controversy between Lutherans and Calvinists broke out, and for years, especially under the elector Otto Heinrich (1556-59), it raged with great violence in Heidelberg. Frederick III, who came into power in 1559, adopted the Calvinistic view on the Lord's Supper, and favored that side with all his princely power. He reorganized ...

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