“When we invoke the whole phrase — “the church Reformed and always being reformed according to the Word of God” — we confess that we belong to the church and not simply to ourselves and that this church is always created and renewed by the Word of God rather than by the spirit of the age.”
If the 21st century evangelical church needs another Reformation, catechism teaching in the Christian home, church and school needs to be revisited.
Is it possible that the Roman Catholic conclave of cardinals would elect a “sleeper,” one who would take Catholics from Rome to Wittenburg and Geneva?
Reading passages like Romans 3:21–22, Luther realized that he could be forgiven, not based upon his own works but upon the righteousness of Jesus that was available to him if he would trust in Christ alone for his salvation.
John Calvin is a boy with a pet tiger, and Martin Luther was the black guy who said, “I have a dream.”
Dr. Scott Clark has good advice for many of those whom I have recently spoken to regarding the sorry state of their churches or denominations.
Calvin carried on a very extensive correspondence throughout his ministry, writing to people and churches he knew and even to those he did not know. He answered theological questions, offered advice to troubled churches, encouraged pastors and friends, and wrote letters of consolation to those in distress.