Friday, 31 October 2008
Happy Reformation Day
On October 31st 1517 a young German monk nailed his 95 listed objections to the claims of the Roman Catholic church to the church door. His name was Martin Luther and from this single act the Protestant reformation was birthed. What followed was the execution of many Bible Christians who belived in the doctrine of justification through faith alone by grace alone because of Christ alone. Meanwhile the Catholics were selling indulgences to buy your way into heaven. William Tyndale who translated the first English Bible was burnt at the stake for heresy by the Catholics. Thanks to him and others like him the Bible can now be freely read however forsaking the light now available to them many Christians are getting into bed with the Catholics through the ecumenical movement. They are without excuse as the truth of Gods word is clearly and substantially available to them. Paul instructed Timothy to "Fight the good fight" the enemies are clear. They are all those who take away the final work of the cross and usurp Christs headship of his church. In Roman Catholic churches all over the world through the mass Christ is sacrificed again, and again and again. It is called the unbloody sacrifice and yet the Scriptures say "There is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood" Hebrews 9:28 and in verse 28 of the same chapter "Christ was ONCE offered to bear the sins of many." The apostacy of the Roman Catholic church is clear to all those who have seen the light and walk no longer in darkness. So today of all days remember that great cloud of winesses who took a stand of faith "Even unto death" and make a commitment to do the same.