Latin help

Discussion in 'Church Office' started by NaphtaliPress, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Does this say what Calvin says after a fashion?
    Calvin (on Matthew 18:17): “Christ instituted no new thing, but follows the custom observed in the church of His own nation.”[1] Again, “he had respect unto the form of discipline received among the Jews, […] which was in the power of the elders, the representatives of the church.”[2] The same was the judgment of Beza, Junius, Whitaker, Cartwright, Brightman, Bucanus.
    Objecting to Bellarmine, Whitaker says,
    Non est tale aliquod discrimen. Nam et veterest quando congregabantur, tum vocabantur; et nos cum vocamur, in Ecclesiam congregamur. Eadem veteris novaeque; Ecclesiae substantia fuit.​
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  2. Charles Johnson

    Charles Johnson Puritan Board Freshman

    My Latin is bad, but this is what I got from it:
    Sed hoc magis argutum mihi videtur, quam solidum.
    But this appears to me to be more eloquent than solid.
    Non est tale aliquod discrimen.
    No such distinction exists.
    Nam & veteres quando congregabantur, tum vocabantur; et nos cum vocamur, in Ecclesiam congregamur.
    For, the ancients, when they congregated, were called; and we, when we are called, congregate in the Church.
    Eadem veteris novaeque; Ecclesiae substantia fuit.
    The Old and the New in the same way; it was the substance of the Church.
     
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