Skip to comments.No "All Saints Day" without "Reformation Day" [Today is All Saints Day]
Posted on 11/01/2012 6:45:48 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
How appropriate it is that Reformation Day (October 31st), celebrating Christ's victory over Evil for those who rest in Him, precedes All Saints Day (November 1st).
Martin Luther's defense of the authority of Scripture (alone) and of Justification by Faith (alone), at the Diet of Worms, is what we celebrate on Reformation Day. Without these biblical truths, which the Reformation re-established in opposition to evil church hierarchies, there would be no saints.
It's a shame that some Protestant and Anglican churches celebrate All Saints Day while failing to celebrate Reformation Day.
There are no saints apart from the principles of Sola Scriptura and Justification by grace alone through faith alone. What Luther insisted upon at this trial is precisely what condemned him, and that is the Gospel itself.
Continued non-adherence to these principles (outlined clearly in the 39 Articles) by Orthodox and Roman hierarchies, and yes, by hordes of neo-evangelical authorities, separates them not merely from the Reformation but from Christ. Luther's defense is as fresh today as it was then. Reformation Day is worth remembering. Here I stand.
There are no saints apart from the principles of Sola Scriptura and Justification by grace alone through faith alone. What Luther insisted upon at this trial is precisely what condemned him, and that is the Gospel itself. Continued non-adherence to these principles (outlined clearly in the 39 Articles) by Orthodox and Roman hierarchies, and yes, by hordes of neo-evangelical authorities, separates them not merely from the Reformation but from Christ.
Where in the bible is Sola Scriptura advocated?
And where in the Bible is “faith alone” mentioned—except in James 2:24 where it says, “See how a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.”?
Are you freaking kidding me? “Refomation Day” “biblical truths”
Martin Luther was possessed by the devil and his “reforms” were “deforms”. “biblical truths” my eye
It seems reformation day is here and you approve of it, but I think the point of super-saturation has been reached.
By Christ’s example.
If others may post freely so may Murphy. Or me, or anyone else, thank you.
full of grace,
help my horse,
to win the race!
Hmm--I always thought it was called "Easter"
This is yet another example of cultish devotion to a man-made doctrine rather than loving devotion to our Lord.
I prefer the objectivity of the Word of God and Scripture to the subjectivity of your statement “By Christ’s example”. Sola Scriptura goes against scripture and it is a contradiction in logic.
<< 2 Thessalonians 2:15 >>
New International Version (©1984)
So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
You’re welcome sonny boy.
Take a peek at Ephesians 2:8-9.
By the way, where is it mentioned that a sinner like me can buy a ticket out of Purgatory?
All Saint’s day, Nov 1, was instituted by Pope Gregory the IV in the late 9nth century. Protestantism did not and would not exist for another 6 centuries and to this day has no relevance whatsoever on this Catholic Holy Day of Observation.
I can't wait to read your comments about the number of threads posted on December 25th!
Christmas is more important than r-day. But similarly nobody should be browsing the internet for articles about Christmas, on Christmas.
One cannot read Paul’s letters without being aware that the teachings he was passing on “by word of mouth” were the same as what he wrote about in his letters.
What did Paul teach “by word of mouth”? We need only read what he wrote. There was but one body of “teaching” and since Paul cannot speak by word of mouth, his teachings are passed to us by letter, Scripture.
The chief reason for attempts to create a second body of teachings, Tradition, apart from Scripture, is to validate unscriptural teachings and justify it by pretending an equal or superior authority to Scripture, a practice well illustrated by the Pharisees.
Just hold your hat in hand and with eyes downcast whisper,
“By yer leave, guv’nor, may I post?”.
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