Category: Reformation

The Reformation: A Return to the Biblical Gospel

How can sinners enter the presence of a Holy God and hope to live eternally with Him? How good must we be to be “good enough” for heaven? These questions were at the heart of the Reformation, and they are still the most important questions for every human being to answer. We are currently in a three-part series about the Reformation focusing on the question, “Why should we still care 500 years later?” In the last post, we saw that we should care because it’s important to learn from history, and there is a lot we can learn from...

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Why is the Reformation Important for Daily Living?

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I have heard people ask, “Why is this important to us?” The five main doctrines around which the Reformers united stem from the very gospel that impacts daily living. In the midst of turmoil with the Roman Catholic Church, many Christians chose to die for the sake of the gospel rather than to accept the false teaching of Roman Catholicism. Five hundred years later, these same doctrines impact us as well. Sola Gratia (By Grace Alone) Grace alone is at the heart of the Christian life. It occupies a fundament...

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What is the Protestant Reformation? 4 Reasons and 9 Resources for Digging Into This Recovery of the Gospel

Five-hundred years ago, on October 31, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg Castle Church door. This action launched a series of disputations about the Bible, the gospel, and the church—to name only a few. In time, Luther’s action would be considered the spark which ignited the Protestant Reformation. But what is the Protestant Reformation? And why do we need to know about it? And what is there to learn? To answer those questions and others like them, let me give four reasons why the Reformation should be highlighted and then a series of multi-media resources that might help...

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