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Happy Reformation Day!

Today, October 31, is Reformation Day!  On this day in 1517 Martin Luther took his 95 Thesis and posted them on the church door at Wittenberg in Germany.  The hope of Luther that day was to call the Catholic Church to reform and move away from unbiblical traditions and back to the Bible.  Luther later would develop his theology in regard to justification by faith as opposed to good works to obtain righteousness.

We owe must to the bravery of Martin Luther and his willingness to call the Church to reformation.  In many ways, the Church today still needs to be reformed.  Arminius felt the same way in his day as he called the Reformed Church in his day to embrace the Word of God above the creeds of men.  Arminius felt that many theologians in his day were adhering to creeds and were interpreting Scripture based on the creeds and not sound exegesis.  I agree.  All of us, both Arminians and Calvinists and all in-between, need to embrace the Bible as the inerrant and infallible Word of God and abide by its teachings first and foremost.  Granted that all of us are fallen creatures (Romans 3:23) but we should seek to be faithful to the Word of God despite our own failures and lack of knowledge of all things (2 Timothy 2:15).

Praise God for Reformation Day!

Written by The Seeking Disciple

10/31/2012 at 12:01 AM

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  1. Dear Seeking Disciple,

    I appreciated your online book list on the question of “hell.” Given that you were once persuaded by Fudge’s argument, but then ended up finding it unsatisfying (I think you may have said “incomplete”) from an exegetical point of view, I’d like to recommend a book that I have just written and sent off to the publisher: The End of the Unrepentant: A Study of the Biblical Themes of Fire and Being Consumed. This book is literally exhaustive, treating every single passage between Genesis and Revelation that mentions fire and/or being consumed as consequences of living an unrepentant life. It also goes into deep theological-exegetical detail, exploding–among other invalid arguments–the idea that appeals to God’s holiness and God’s righteousness in the Bible can somehow be relied upon to counterbalance the theological offensiveness of literally everlasting torture as punishment for a brief life of bad behavior.

    Downloads of the preproduction ms are available at http://www.simplegospel.net/Hell.htm (c. 300pp). A shorter (c. 150pp) version of the argument, for a more popular readership, is available at http://www.simplegospel.net/EYAWTKAH.htm.

    I look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to email me at webb@simplegospel.net.

    jwmealy

    10/31/2012 at 12:30 PM


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