Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy reformation day!

John Wycliffe

Martin Luther

Jan Hus

Ulrich Zwingli (not sure about this fellow, haven't heard much about him before)

John Calvin

John Knox

“Sola Scriptura,” or Scripture Alone

“Sola Gratia,” Salvation by Grace Alone

“Sola Fide,” Salvation by Faith Alone

“Solus Christus,” In Christ Alone

“Soli Deo Gloria", For the Glory of God Alone

It would be quite absurd for me to post this with out any explanation, and so, an explanation will be given.

The men I listed at the top of this post were men of God, who observed that the catholic church had been corrupted. Selling and buying indulgences-which is to say, selling something that would make sure the buyer would go to heaven, was a popular practice. But salvation is by faith alone, by grace alone, and in Christ alone. Sola Gratia. Sola Fide. Solus Christus.
These men fought to proclaim those words, and exclaimed that only by faith in Jesus Christ they could be saved.
Another thing is the language. Would you be confused if I wrote this all in Latin. (No, because we are homeschoolers, and homeschoolers love to learn dead languages) (well, not every reader is home schooled so ehhhhhh) (hehe sorry, I'm straying)
The men listed above also worked to translate the bible into the common languages so that the people could understand!

These men were ridiculed, locked up, and some were even burned at the stake. They were martyred in their own country's, and they stood up and spoke the word of God.

Will you?


1 comment:

  1. Amen! Thanks for sharing this, it's so inspiring especially on a day that almost everyone is going nuts about halloween.