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No "All Saints Day" without "Reformation Day" [Today is All Saints Day]
The Anglo-Reformed Movement ^ | October 20, 2010

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.


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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.

1 posted on 11/01/2012 6:45:51 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

Where in the bible is Sola Scriptura advocated?


2 posted on 11/01/2012 6:49:16 AM PDT by impimp
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To: Alex Murphy

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.”?


3 posted on 11/01/2012 6:54:15 AM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Alex Murphy
in opposition to evil church hierarchies......< /eyes rolling
4 posted on 11/01/2012 6:55:19 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Alex Murphy

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


5 posted on 11/01/2012 6:55:55 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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This is what, article number 5 posted by you about reformation day?

It seems reformation day is here and you approve of it, but I think the point of super-saturation has been reached.

6 posted on 11/01/2012 7:00:34 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: impimp

By Christ’s example.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 7:01:22 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd; Alex Murphy

If others may post freely so may Murphy. Or me, or anyone else, thank you.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 7:08:34 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Hail Mary,
full of grace,
help my horse,
to win the race!


9 posted on 11/01/2012 7:08:57 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (It's time to make Obama a minor footnote in the pages of history)
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To: Alex Murphy

Really?


10 posted on 11/01/2012 7:09:45 AM PDT by STJPII
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How appropriate it is that Reformation Day (October 31st), celebrating Christ's victory over Evil for those who rest in Him,...

Hmm--I always thought it was called "Easter"

11 posted on 11/01/2012 7:10:59 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Alex Murphy

This is yet another example of cultish devotion to a man-made doctrine rather than loving devotion to our Lord.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 7:14:05 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: count-your-change

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.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 7:14:33 AM PDT by impimp
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To: count-your-change

You’re welcome sonny boy.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 7:14:52 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: fidelis
“where in the Bible is “faith alone” mentioned ...”

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?

15 posted on 11/01/2012 7:25:48 AM PDT by shove_it ( The 0bama regime are the people Orwell and Rand warned us about.)
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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.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 7:26:31 AM PDT by motoman
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd; count-your-change
This is what, article number 5 posted by you about reformation day?...I think the point of super-saturation has been reached.

I can't wait to read your comments about the number of threads posted on December 25th!

17 posted on 11/01/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Semper Reformanda!)
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Christmas is more important than r-day. But similarly nobody should be browsing the internet for articles about Christmas, on Christmas.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 7:37:35 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard
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To: impimp

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.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 7:40:31 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Alex Murphy

Just hold your hat in hand and with eyes downcast whisper,
“By yer leave, guv’nor, may I post?”.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 7:51:38 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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