The Reformation and the Doctrines of Grace
In the last several years, I was invited to a presentation by a large church where I live. Over sixty churches showed up, Protestants and Roman Catholics. The main speaker told us that we needed to “get over” the Reformation and start finding unity. I had a number of thought going through my head that day and not the least of them was Niall MacGinnis playing Martin Luther before the Diet of Worms saying with not a little spittle, "Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason - I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other - my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen." My heart thrills just to read those words. And I was sad the people in that room didn’t know or understand or care about the significance of those words for us today.