Protest 500 Years Ago - A Big Misunderstanding?
31, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s
Ninety-five Theses, which he nailed to the door of the Castle
Church of Wittenberg in Germany. Why are some saying that
Luther's protest was just a big misunderstanding?
At that time in history, Martin Luther, a respected Catholic
priest and teacher at the University of Wittenberg, began
preaching sermons based upon encouraging themes of God's
love and the assurance of salvation by faith. His sermons
contrasted sharply with the teaching of the Roman Catholic
Church. Luther taught that the source of divine authority
was the Bible alone — not the Papal church. He also
declared that salvation was attained by faith in God through
Christ alone, and not through works — rituals, sacraments,
penances or praying to dead saints. Romans 5:1; 1:17
sacrifice of Jesus is fundamental to the Christian faith,
yet most Christians cannot reasonably explain why God required
the death of his only son before he could begin to forgive
a single person (Heb. 9:22). What does Jesus sacrifice accomplish
and how does it redeem us? Why did God require his sacrifice
in the first place? Will only Christian's benefit from Jesus'
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Divine Plan of the Ages
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title of this series of studies -- The Divine Plan of the
Ages, suggests a progression in the Divine arrangement,
foreknown to our God and orderly.