What is Luther’s Legacy?

This entire month we have been celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  Tomorrow will be 500 years to the day when Martin Luther sparked the Reformation by posting his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  Many of us know him for that epic act. Yet, what is... Continue Reading →

Luther and the Bible

From 5 Minutes in Church History by Dr. Stephen Nichols When it comes to the Reformation, one of the most important topics to discuss is Martin Luther on Scripture. There are a number of things that we could say about this topic, but let’s look at just a few. The first is the authority of... Continue Reading →

Priests Before God

Dr. Clark Armstrong Martin Luther felt strongly about the priesthood of all believers as it related to the Christian home. He believed that the parents – and particularly the father of each home – was the “priest” of that home. Luther is the one who started the idea of the father or the parents leading... Continue Reading →

The Priesthood of All Believers

By Dr. Clark Armstrong Many people do not realize that the concept of the “priesthood of all believers” was also one of the main tenets of the Reformation from its very start. And many pastors or teachers have overlooked or downplayed that truth. At its beginning, however, the Reformation’s main points were sola scriptura (scripture... Continue Reading →

A Mighty Fortress

By Dr. Clark Armstrong One of the great byproducts of the Reformation was that the people started singing. The chants of the monastic era, which had been almost entirely in Latin, were the only music of the church. But suddenly the common people came alive like the early church singing hymns, psalms and spiritual songs... Continue Reading →

Reformation Quiz

By Dr. Clark Armstrong This month is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  We have enjoyed several reflections in the past two weeks, but now let’s take a simple five question quiz about the Reformation to see what has been learned so far? Click here to take the quiz online: Reformation Quiz #1 – The... Continue Reading →

Ulrich Zwingli

*Excerpt from the book: 131 Christians Everyone Should Know Militant Swiss reformer "For God's sake, do not put yourself at odds with the Word of God. For truly it will persist as surely as the Rhine follows its course. One can perhaps dam it up for awhile, but it is impossible to stop it." Ulrich Zwingli,... Continue Reading →

Luther and Nazarenes

Today (October 13, 2017) we celebrate the 109th Anniversary of the founding of the Church of the Nazarene.  Happy Birthday, Nazarenes! Throughout this month we are also celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, so we thought, “Why not combine the two celebrations today in one post?” Rev. Klaus Arnold is a German Nazarene... Continue Reading →

What Was the Reformation All About?

The following is a video created by Ligonier Ministries, that provides a summary of the historic and important Protestant Reformation. "500 years ago, a German monk named Martin Luther started a protest that exploded into a worldwide movement. So what was the Protestant Reformation all about? Discover the answer in this short video narrated by... Continue Reading →

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