The Protestant Reformation; Understanding our Past and Defining our Future

A series of presentations examining the godly and profound influence of the German Reformation upon the Christian Church.

THE BINGO OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 6 

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 “

GOBLINS, ELVES AND MEDIEVAL RELIGION; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 3

“There he is. Do you see him?” The guide pressed a button, activating a light which shone into a crevice high up on the walls of the Angel Choir in Lincoln Cathedral. The visitors looked up with interest, gazing at the little stone figure with his beady eyes and horned head, smiling devilishly from his place.

All Saints Day Message

This message, published on All Saints Day 2016, looks at the history of this day in the Christian Calendar and how it influenced the Protestant Reformation 499 years ago.

RIGHTEOUSNESS WITHOUT THE LAW; Romans Part 15

Justified by Faith (a) Righteousness without the Law Romans 3:21-31 Paul has spent over two chapters exposing the terrible ruin that sin has inflicted upon humanity. His picture of mankind is of a corrupt race who deserve nothing but the terrible unleashing of God’s justice. As he expounded the spiritual needs of men the keyContinue reading “RIGHTEOUSNESS WITHOUT THE LAW; Romans Part 15”

THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; Romans Part 4

Romans 1:16-17 Having declared his ambition to visit Rome and preach the Gospel Paul pauses to expound the essence of his message. Also in these verses Paul moves away from his personal greetings and into the substance of his letter. He sets before the people the theme of the epistle. Therefore Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones inContinue reading “THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST; Romans Part 4”

PART 2 THE IDENTITY AND FAITH OF THE ULSTER PROTESTANT

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”