Romans 1:16 - "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile."

Saturday, December 9, 2006

An Overview Of The Reformation

The reformation started by a list of complaints compiled by a Catholic priest named Martin Luther on October 31st 1517. These complaints were about the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church. These abuses where considered by Luther to be a distortion of the Gospel of Christ. This reformation or the Protestant Reformation (Protestant meaning to protest) was a rebellion against the Roman Catholic Church and the beginning of what most Christians know and believe today as the true Gospel.

This reformation put to end almost one thousand years of the miss handling of Christ’s Gospel and it was the beginning of the reestablishment of the truth of the Gospel of Christ.

This reformation was a new and a great rebirth in Christianity. People now through the writing of the Bible in their own language could study Gods Word and truly begin to establish a relationship with God like they have not had previously.

There was now a revival of Christianity like never before. There were new churches and Christian schools and seminaries and commentaries being written, the Bible was now being studied also like never before. Evangelicalism was transforming the world.