Has the Reformation been forgotten? This is the day that is stamped in history as being the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis to the church door in 1517. While Protestants everywhere are filling up on candy do they know what the word protestant means? I feel the passing of time has caused us to forget the lives that were lost for hundreds of years to aid in the mind set of religious liberty. That a man is ruled by his own conscious and not the dictates of a church. This is only one of the views the reformers were fighting for. Luther, Wycliffe, Huss, Tyndale . . . were leaders in bringing about our liberty today. This month I have written briefly on who the beast is in Daniel and is also revealed in Revelation. These reformers paved the way for this Biblical understanding but we need to remember that Martin Luther nailed 95 thesis. Tony Palmer makes a statement that the protest is over and he is right because Protestants aren’t protesting any more. He declares that it is because of one issue but in fact there were 95 reasons. The following video speaks on this:
There are many documentaries on the Protestant Reformation that are available. Google books is also another source with to search out the history of this movement. Why is this so important? Well the pope wants to unite the churches of the world and be the one religious figure and when this happens and those who do not want to follow will be persecuted again. The Bible states when speaking of the papal church, “and I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not”. (Revelation 2:21) We see a similar statement made in Revelation 9:20, 21; speaking of this same entity who was persecuted by the Mahometans but the papal church repented not. If she is to rule again the same persecutions will arise again for those who oppose her and her doctrine.