“Cranach was suggesting that the teachings of Dr Luther were more in keeping with Christ and early Christianity that that which was in vogue in Rome. While the Pope claimed Apostolic Succession, Cranach was perceptively illustrating that the truths which Luther rediscovered, were the true Apostolic Gospel. “
Comparing a religious exercise with a gambling game may seem odd at one end of the spectrum, while at the other extreme such a description may appear grossly offensive, because of its blasphemous and sacrilegious nature. By employing this terminology, however, historian Ronald Bainton finds the spark that ignited the revolution that we today callContinue reading “THE BINGO OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 6 “
Books are like ships, carrying their stores of treasure across the waves of time. Their precious cargoes are priceless beyond the worth of gold, silver and precious stones.
2 Martin Luther, The Catholic Priest who became the first Protestant Preacher The testimony of the Augustinian Monk whose discovery of the doctrine taught by the Apostle Paul, Justification by Faith, revolutionized the course of a continent. The Protestant Faith is the simplicity of the Gospel; rather than being a sectarian entity, a cultural expressionContinue reading “PART 2 THE IDENTITY AND FAITH OF THE ULSTER PROTESTANT”