Today is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, recalling the day Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Church door. Of course, other reformers came before him and many came after him. But this day in 1517 was certainly a watershed moment in history and the one we most remember.
In honor of that here is a series of messages I’ve been listening to on key theological tenets that the reformation recovered. These particular messages are from First Baptist Church of Manhattan, but there are many churches doing similar series to mark Reformation 500.
Soli Deo Gloria (only for God’s glory)
Sola Scriptura (Scripture is our authority)
Solus Christus (Christ alone)
Sola Fide (Faith alone)
Sola Gratia (Grace alone)
Four hundred and 99 years ago, Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation by nailing his 95 Theses to the doors of the church at Wittenberg. But what led to that was his wrestling with the biblical text, particularly Romans 1 and the phrase “the just shall live by faith.” In this brief video, R.C. Sproul explains:
It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m at home watching the movie Martin Luther, from 1953. It was when he was studying Romans chapter 1 that shook him to his core and impressed upon him the doctrine of justification by faith alone. Continue reading
Today is Reformation Day. I really appreciated this explanation of what means from Dr. Stephen Nichols: Continue reading
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It’s Reformation Day, the day Martin Luther nailed 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Church. So here are some articles and resources related to the Reformation. Continue reading
It makes sense to begin these few posts about the Reformers with the most well-known: Martin Luther. But before that, I’d like to say that my intention here is not to revere these men. They were all men. Sinners, just like the rest of us. But I think it is important to remember them and the impact they had on Christianity by God’s grace. Continue reading
How to Discern Between Biblical Meditation and the Unbiblical Kind
As new age meditation becomes commonplace in our culture it is imperative that we Christians understand the difference between what the Bible means when it says to meditate on God’s word and eastern and dangerous religious practices that are so popular today. Marsha West tackles meditation and what is biblical at Stand Up for the Truth. Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Happy Valentine’s Day everybody! Here’s my Valentine to you all. Popples totally say, “I love you” don’t they? I actually had a friend order me this set of vintage 1987 valentines to give out to my friends this year. I couldn’t resist the nostalgia of it. But seriously, I do love each and every one of you reading this website and following me on twitter and I appreciate you taking the time to read this.
I’ve collected a few different articles of interest related to Valentine’s day that I thought I’d share, since I can’t pass out little candy hearts to all of you. Continue reading