On 30 October, 2017 Ligonier Ministries hosted a live event with Sinclair Ferguson, Stephen Nichols, Burk Parsons, R.C. Sproul, and Derek Thomas celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Stretching to 2 hours 35 minutes, incorporating lectures and songs, this event is available to view here: https://reformation500.com
This affirmation was made at the conclusion of the Presbytery Reformation Rally held in Martyrs on Friday, 27 October 2017: It is most appropriate, at the conclusion of this Thanksgiving Service during which we have commemorated and celebrated the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, … • that in this age of Ecumenical concession, Charismatic confusion and Evangelical compromise, the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster should pledge that it will continue to stand firmly and
A crowd of approximately 2500 persons congregated in Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church on Friday, 27 October 2017, for one of the highlights of our commemoration and celebration of the Protestant Reformation in this its 500th anniversary year. This Rally has been a long time on the 'drawing board' and we were thrilled to see such a congregation assemble in what is often referred to as our 'Mother Church' in Belfast. From the opening items of praise brought to us by th
When scanning through some photos I had taken over the course of the last couple of years, I came across this one. It belongs to an Orange Lodge based on the road on which Martyrs is located – Ravenhill Road Volunteers, LOL 580.
This thought-provoking by Michael Horton piece makes the main point that many of the principal features of our modern, secularised world are driven in part by this shift away from a God who speaks authoritatively, judging and saving us, outside of us in history, to the “god within”—meaning that our own inner voice is our sovereign ruler. "Let’s bring this out of the clouds and down to where most of us live every day as Christians. A cursory inventory of the most popular Chris
Writing in 'The National,' Julie MacDowall provided a brief preview of a new two-part series on the Reformation: "The Reformation was something I was vaguely aware of, but didn’t properly learn about until university. Then, after one lecture in particular, it all fell into place: Aha! So THAT’S why Rangers and Celtic don’t like one another … . Seriously though, the Reformation is a fascinating topic even though it concerns weighty legal and religious matters. There is such sa
The final Open Day at Martyrs before the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is this coming Saturday, 21 October; doors open from 10.00am to 2.00pm. If you have been planning to come on one of the tours - but other events have got in the way - please don't miss this opportunity.