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Saving The Reformation – Magdeburg 1550 AD

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.

Read More at Matt Trewhella’s Site


Video Problems? Watch On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZORfSLWNbs


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Hook, Line, and Sinker – I Believe it All

I remember sitting in the theater watching The Nativity Story. I was moved on a very deep level to tears.

  • Was it because the movie was so well made?
  • Was it the great acting?
  • Was it the music?
  • Was it because of the godly lifestyle of the actors?

None of the above. I was moved because I believed that what I was watching was a true story. I was moved because I realized that my faith is real!*

“… Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved…” Acts 16:31

I just watched a video trailer for a movie called Apostle Peter & the Last Supper:

This movie has Bruce Marchiano playing Jesus as in those great Matthew videos from the 1990s.

The story of Jesus is real. The Bible is true. We can live with hope for personal redemption and redemption of the whole world. We are heading towards “a new heaven and a new earth.”

Are you waiting in terror for the end of the world? Leave your fear behind and believe God for personal and global transformation!

We did not make up these truths, in fact they are making us!

“I did not make it, no it is making me, it is the very truth of God not the invention of any man…” Rich Mullins

As my friend Dean Niforatos sometimes says:

“We’re not here to take cover, we’re here to take over!”

So… Be encouraged today.

  • Do you feel like a failure?
  • Do you find yourself lacking hope that you will ever change?
  • Are you troubled by the state of the world around you?

Remember the birth, life, death, resurrection, and ultimate return of Jesus Christ and take courage. We cannot lose.

*I know I have the wrong verb tense consistency here, but I don’t wish to say my faith “was” real because it is living and active right now. 🙂

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Don’t Look Down On The Poor

Have you ever turned on the TV and seen pictures of starving children covered in flies followed by an appeal to help the poor?

In order to really help the poor we need to stop seeing them as victims and instead see their potential as children of God.

Here is a video with some thoughts along these lines from a worker in Nicaragua:

Here is a link to the video and some excerpts at the PovertCure.org website: http://www.povertycure.org/voices/anielka-mnkel/#When:23:13:22Z

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