THE 13TH APOSTLE OR A STINKING AFTERTHOUGHT; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 9

“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. “

THE CHURCH IN BABYLON; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 8

Critique of Luther’s famous work “Of The Babylonian Captivity of the Church” : “Never before in one thousand years had anyone dared to claim that it was legitimate for the true Church to operate outside Papal authority.”

The Crucifix and the Cross: A Protestant Lesson in Symbols — Roger Prather

If Christ is still hanging on the cross, then he cannot be a risen, active savior accessible to those for whom he died and on whose behalf he mediates in heaven. via The Crucifix and the Cross: A Protestant Lesson in Symbols — Roger Prather

THE POSTER WHICH CHANGED EUROPE; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 6

The Ninety-Five Theses 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation because 31st October 1517 marked the true commencement of this movement. On the final day of October 1517, the Augustinian Monk, who was also Doctor of Theology, in the University of Wittenberg, went to the door of the Castle Church where he wasContinue reading “THE POSTER WHICH CHANGED EUROPE; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 6”

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 “

MARTIN LUTHER’S ROMAN HOLIDAY; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 5

In the sixteenth century, religious tourism generated large sums of money for the Papacy and for the city of Rome. In the Renaissance Period, the Church invested heavily in impressive works of art, which continue to be admired today, all of which helped to boost the city’s status as the spiritual centre and a magnetContinue reading “MARTIN LUTHER’S ROMAN HOLIDAY; Reformation 500 Blogs Part 5”

A LIVING DOG OR A DEAD LION: Reformation 500 Blogs Part 2

The 16th Century controversy which engulfed Germany and Martin Luther may seem far removed from the tranquility of Lough Erne in the 6th Century. Appearances, however, are deceiving. Although 1,000 years of history separates the two locations, there is a rich vein of truth that unites 16th Century Wittenberg with Ireland and Lough Erne inContinue reading “A LIVING DOG OR A DEAD LION: Reformation 500 Blogs Part 2”