Philip Melanchthon on the regulative principle of worship in opposition to human inventions

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... But as it is no small fault to ordain new worshippings of God: the Scripture warneth us hereof, and this one sentence sufficiently sheweth the same: In vain do they worship me with commandments of man. Matth. 15. It is a grievous sin against the first commandment, to ordain or allow worshippings not commanded by God. For the first precept, seeing of forbiddeth there should be any strange Gods, doth also forbid strange worshippings. ...

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Do you know if he and Martin Luther ever publicly disputed this?

I do not know, Vic. I would be reluctant to place too much emphasis on this quotation until I have seen more on the subject from the author. And let us not forget that it comes from a very old translation, so who knows if it is 100% accurate. Still, it is an interesting reference, if nothing else.
 
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