Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
It was just 500 years ago that Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis to the door of the church in Wittenburg, triggering the Protestant Reformation. The central point of debate was the doctrine of justification by faith alone in Christ alone as the sufficient means of salvation. That central truth of the gospel is still in debate despite a recent book proclaiming the Reformation is over.
Well its not over because Vatican II affirmed the findings of the infamous Council of Trent, which Rome called to counter the Reformation. Which reads in Canon 9; “If anyone sayeth that by faith alone the impious is justified in such wise as to mean that nothing else is required in order to obtain the grace of justification, let him be an anthema.”. Well Rome wrote that in spite of the words of the Apostle Paul which read; Being justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1
No the Reformation will never be over for the battle for truth is as real today as it was in Luther’s time.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.