Seeds of the Reformation
God’s preparatory events and messengers that paved the way for the momentous struggle of the Reformation, clearly showing the hand of the divine architect in breaking the vice-like grip of Catholic thought in the lives of the masses.
Seeds Sown by the Reformation
It is not widely known that Martin Luther as early as the 1520s propounded local church autonomy, a regenerate church membership and congregational government by consent. Here are some of the crucial ‘seeds’ not then implemented but articulated for future, ongoing reformation.
The Two Kingdoms
The emerging Reformation concept of the separateness of the church from the state is blurred today not only in church government (such as the Church of England), but also at another level by the fusion of the lifestyle of the world with the practices of Bible-believing churches. This address will trace developing Reformation convictions about the biblical distinctiveness of Christ’s church.