This is a Sunday School presentation of Luther's Heidelberg Disputation. This three part series has traced the develoment of Luther's understadning of the gospel. Part 1 focused upon Luther's understanding of the gospel prior to the reformation. Part 2 focus was on Luther's gospel of the reformation. Part 3 is on Luther's explaination and defense of the reformed gospel via his famous disputation at Heidelberg. Handouts are available upon request.
Indispensable! This three-part series of sermons on Luther's theology of the cross is more than illuminating of Luther's thought. It conveys a sense of just how far removed American evangelical Christianity is from the principles of the Reformation. The time has come for those of us who still believe in them to stand up and say so, as Pastor VanderMeulen has done here. Luther's thought in particular, is extremely subtle, and easily misunderstood. And even when it is understood, it's hard to get one's heart around it. What it really comes down to for any particular person is this: do you accept Scripture as the sole source of revelation or not? If not, then the god you are worshipping is not the God found in Scripture. Better to just be an atheist and stop kidding yourself. It's really all about the principle of sola scriptura.
from New Jersey
Excellent Lecture! Another good lecture by this wonderful speaker! So glad to hear messages like this one. We need to be careful that we (as a church doctrinally speaking) do not go back into the dark ages! Then we would need another Reformation to restore the true Gospel of God's sovereign grace!
Douglas VanderMeulen is the preaching pastor at Community Baptist Church. Committed to the principles of the 16th century reformation, Pastor VanderMeulen believes Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide is best understood in light of the Bible's covenantal structure. As a result, the...