Happy Reformation Day!

In celebration of "Reformation Day," I am submitting to you a list of helpful articles on the great Reformation of the sixteenth-century. 

Enjoy these articles and have a Happy Reformation Day!

-Pastor Matt Richard

The Laying of our Foundation: The Theological Framework of the Reformation for Us Today

During the time of Martin Luther there were theological presuppositions that had been ingrained in the lives, thoughts and actions of the people.  For the sake of simplicity, two things summarized the theological culture and attitudes of the day: ascent theology and the theology of active righteousness.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Martin Luther's Definition of Faith

Faith is not what some people think it is.  Their human dream is a delusion.  Because they observe that faith is not followed by good works orf a better life, they fall into error, even though they speak and hear much about faith. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Have A Happy "Tower Experience" Today
October 31st of 1517 was the day that the Reformation began.  The 95 Theses hit the door of the castle church and within two weeks, all of Germany had a copy of the 95 Theses.  Two months later all of Europe had possession of the 95 Theses.  However, is this where it all began?  Every major story typically has a back story.  This is Martin Luther's...  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Coming Back To The Heart Of Repentance
During the time of the 16th century Reformation the emphasis and understanding of sin was primarily on the series of actions that one did or did not do.  Sin wasn’t based upon evil thoughts or inclinations of the heart but upon the actions that manifested themselves physically and visibly.  As a result of this narrow view of sin some people did not consider themselves to be guilty of sin.  The reason being, they ran to the monasteries and religious communities and diligently worked on repenting of external sins in order to be in the good standing of holiness.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

This Explosion Changes Everything; Nothing Will Ever Be The Same
It was like a large rock thrown into a pond causing waves to crash ashore.  No, it was actually much more violent. It was more like a large explosion that occurred in the midst of buildings, resulting in shrapnel being scattered, walls tumbling down, and windows shattering. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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