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The Reformation Part 15: How the Reformation Came to America

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Who Were They? Was it the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620? No. Was it John Smith in Jamestown, Virginia in 1607? No. Was it the Lost Colony of Roanoke in North Carolina in 1587?...

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The Reformation Part 14: The English Reformation

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had a long and infamous history of persecuting those who protested it’s abuses and/or sought reform of its doctrines...

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The Reformation Part 13: The Radical Reformation

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church relied on a forged Medieval document to claim supreme authority over all churches and all temporal powers....

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The Reformation Part 12: The Institutes of the Christian Religion

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had, ironically, moved from being the persecuted to being the persecutor of evangelical faith...

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The Reformation Part 11: Luther vs. The Three Walls of the Romanist

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church was attempting to insulate itself against any and all movements that called for Scriptural reform...

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The Reformation Part 10: The Bible in The Language of the People

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had prohibited the translation of the Bible into the vernacular (the language of the people). Ostensibly, the prohibition and condemnation of Bible translation...

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The Reformation Part 9: The Bondage of the Will

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had functionally embraced the error of Semi-Pelagianism. Pelagianism (man has no original sin) and Semi-Pelagianism (man is affected by sin but...

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The Reformation Part 8: Solum Evangelium

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had obscured the simplicity of the gospel through the invention of an elaborate merit system of salvation. As I mentioned in a previous blog...

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The Reformation Part 7: Semper Reformanda

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church claimed to be,“always the same” (semper eadem). Rome hoped to shield itself from...

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The Reformation Part 6: Coram Deo

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Churches’ twin errors of Sacerdotalism & Sacramentalism produced a compartmentalized view...

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The Reformation Part 5: The Priesthood of All Believers

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church had functionally replaced Christ as the mediator between God and man. Through the inventions of a priestly caste (sacerdotalism)...

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The Reformation Part 4: Post Tenebras Lux

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What does the Creation narrative, the first advent of Christ and the Reformation have in common? The answer is the use of the “light from darkness” motif. In Genesis “darkness was...

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The Reformation Part 3: Ad Fontes

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By the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church depended more on tradition than upon Scripture for it’s final authority. Rome was...

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The Reformation Part 2: TULIP

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At the time of the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church taught that sin had merely tainted man and that man through the help of the sacramental system could gain merit with God toward their own salvation. In contrast...

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The Reformation Part 1: The Five Solas

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The Reformation was a 16th-century movement to reform the corruption and abuses in the Roman Catholic Church ending in the establishment of the Protestant Churches that exist today...

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