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Reformation Day, 2004 - by Michael Phillips
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Psalm 119:130
Oct 31, 2004 pm - No one looks forward to October 31 more than I do. Not because I love witches, ghosts and goblins, but because I love Luther, Zwingli, and Calvin. To me, October 31 is not Halloween, but Reformation Day. The Reformation began on this day, back in 1517. That morning a young monk called Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg. To us, this has a bold and romantic feel. But it didn't to Luther because that was the customary way of proposing a debate. He had done it many times before and would do it again over the years to come. But the other debates cannot be compared to this one. For this one broke the power of the Roman Catholic Church and set God's people on the way to Reformation and Revival. In one way, the Reformers and the Catholics were very much in agreement. Both believed in the Bible. Both said it is God's Word, and that, consequently, it is true in every part, authoritative, and profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. There was no debate on the nature and authority of the Bible! When Protestants say We're for the Bible and the Catholics are against it, they are either misinformed or they're lying to you. Both ... More >>>


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