I love History – especially stories that lie at the root of liberty.
October 31st, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
I recently read an article (quoted below) and watched a video (above) about the people of Magdeburg and how they stood up against a tyrant and preserved Christian Liberty by preserving the Reformation.
I hope you find the video and/or the article linked below to be an encouragement and a blessing and a stirrer of hope!
If you are not familiar with the concept described as “The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrate” then perhaps this will serve as your introduction. 🙂
According to Pastor Matt Trewhella of Mercy Seat Christian Church:
If not for the interposition of the magistrates of Magdeburg, the Reformation may well have been just a blip on the radar screen of human history.
The [Magdeburg] Confession impacted other of the Reformers, including John Knox, Theodore Beza, Philipp Mornay, and Christopher Goodman who all wrote further on the doctrine. The repercussions of the Magdeburg Confession were felt throughout Western Civilization all the way to the founding of America as a nation.
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