Chillingworth, the Protestant theologian, said, "The Bible and the Bible alone is the religion of Protestants."
It is, "whatsoever is not read therein nor can be proved thereby must not be accepted as an Article of Faith or be thought requisite or necessary to Salvation." It is the Bible which is the rule, or standard, or measure of the Faith.
Here then was the great clash in Reformation days. It challenged the authority of the Church , and set the Bible over the Church. •
An Obvious – And Odious – Example Of Why Another Reformation Is Needed The basic information that a service to commemorate the start of LGBT history month was held in the chapel of Westcott House, Cambridge (a leading Church of England theological training college), will sadden any Bible-believing Christian. What will disgust them are the details that have since been made public about this service, held on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. • A note produced along with the Order of Se
The 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation affords me another opportunity to dabble in some 28mm modelling. I am delighted to note that several ranges of late Medieval / Renaissance white metal figures exist, including some monks, priests and plenty of peasants, etc.. What more graphic way by which to render some of the key scenes in Martin Luther's life but through the use of a miniature diorama? This is certainly one prospect that very much appeals to
The apostle John was exiled to the Isle of Patmos where he wrote the splendid and final book of our Bible, The Revelation of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:9). Martin Luther spent a period of ten months under special protection in the Wartburg Castle – his personal 'Patmos,' during which time he translated the New Testament from its original Greek into German. A lover of the book of Psalms, Luther laid a personal claim to the words of Psalm 118, saying he had, “struck a very spec
I couldn't help myself!
Yes, I've at least a shelf packed full of books on Luther and the Protestant Reformation … but when a book review on Amazon caught my eye – a 2015 publication, Luther's Fortess, by celebrated American author and journalist James Reston Jr. – I could not resist.
The review that clinched it for me was:
"In 1521, the Catholic Church declared war on Martin Luther. The German monk had already been excommunicated the year before, after nailing his Ninet
We are delighted that the Fly Press has arrived safely in Martyrs' garage! This was quite an operation in itself. Thanks to 'expertise' that Mr Phil Hartin had gleaned from previous employments, by using a few pieces of brushshafts we were able to roll/guide/cajole/shove this weighty lump of kit off the back of a trailer (it had been initially placed there by a forklift truck), down a makeshift wooden ramp and safely onto the floor of the garage. Apologies that no video foota
Last Lord’s Day morning I was given a couple of old books by Joel Harrison – ‘Martin Luther the Man’ by Ruth Garden Short, and ‘A Short History of the Reformation’ by the Protestant Truth Society. These have greatly assisted me in drafting a timeline for Luther’s involvement in the Reformation and turning the spotlight on many other personalities who either stood with, or against, him in his herculean struggle to spread the message of the Gospel of grace across Europe. My gue