October 31st, just a few days from now, marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation which began with Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenburg, Germany. At the time, even Luther himself could hardly have known what he was unleashing. Because of the Reformation, the Bible became widely available to individual members of the church, and the transforming power of the Word of God changed the world.
The Reformers rediscovered the truth that Jesus was not merely Lord over some sequestered spiritual realm, but over everything. So how does that affect your life?
Dr. D. James Kennedy gives us a crystal-clear picture of what the Reformation was chiefly about, and what it means to be a Protestant, in his message, ‚ÄúThe Reformation: Then and Now.‚ÄĚ
Great Sermon! The good fruit of the sermon of the late pastor, Dr. Kennedy, is still fresh, and the message of grace is timeless.
Regarding indulgences, Psalm 49:6-8 KJV comes to mind.
"They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption."
Dr. D. James Kennedy (1930-2007), founder of Truth In Action Ministries, was perhaps the ‚Äúmost listened-to Presbyterian minister in history‚ÄĚ because of the outreach of pulpit through television and radio. For 48 years, Dr. Kennedy served as the senior pastor of Coral Ridge...