The Westminster Shorter Catechism asks a critical question of all of us today i.e., “What is the chief end of man?”. The answer – “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” You see, in contrast to the monastic division of life into sacred versus secular (perpetuated by the Roman Church), the reformers saw that
Series: A Modern Day Reformation
For centuries people have been trying to “reach” God through religious systems, works, priests, or charismatic leaders. The fact, however, is, there is no person, government, or system that can (nor should) ever take the place of the Savior of the World.
On Oct 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his history-making 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg cathedral cementing a stake in the ground for the authority of God’s word and the power of the gospel of grace! In 1772, a former slave trader named John Newton penned the words of the most famous
Luther’s (and scripture’s) claim is that every person should read the Bible for themselves and that only the Scripture itself is inspired. And while issues of authority, inerrancy, clarity, and sufficiency of Scripture were under the microscope in Luther’s day, the sad truth is, these issues are being challenged today too. In fact, when we consider the “authority
We have started a “Series Within A Series” as we prepare to celebrate Reformation Month. We started off this series by looking back at what the Reformation was & why it was needed in the first place and then compare that reality with the state that the church currently finds itself in today. All of which, will prepare us to ask ourselves the question, “Is it perhaps time,