Saturday, March 25, 2017

Reformation Hymn


I have mixed emotions about the Protestant Reformation. On the one hand, I'm thrilled that the Reformers studied scripture, and in doing so uncovered the biblical Gospel that had been largely shrouded by Roman Catholicism for so many years. On the other hand, the Reformers for the most part did not look to the bible to inform what they believed about church life. Frankly, the majority of the church today functions in a very similar fashion to Rome.

One of my favorite aspects of the Reformation is the Five Solas (Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria). In part because this is the 500 year anniversary of Martin Luther's nailing of his 95 Theses, Bob Kauflin and Chris Anderson have written a new, excellent piece entitled Reformation Hymn. Click here to listen, enjoy, and be edified!

3 comments:

Aussie John said...

Eric,

" On the other hand, the Reformers for the most part did not look to the bible to inform what they believed about church life. Frankly, the majority of the church today functions in a very similar fashion to Rome."

Yet so many say, "The Bible is our rule for faith and practice", or, so they are informed. Very few are as wise as the Bereans and check for themselves "to see if these things were so" (Acts 17:11).

Eric said...

John,

That is so true. I suppose we should all use this as a challenge to ourselves to always do the same.

I hope you like the new hymn.

T Aagard said...

"... the church today functions in a very similar fashion to Rome." I know exactly what you mean but anyone who doesn't can easily dismiss this statement because you give no specific basis for it. One or two points is all you need. The hymn is amazing.