Article 7 of the Belgic Confession calls the Holy Scripture “the only rule of faith.” Lord’s Day 33 of the Heidelberg Catechism, when speaking of good works, describes these works in part as only those that are “performed according to the law of God,” that is, the Scriptures. Sola Scriptura, as we were reminded in … Continue reading Scripture

Samples from Seminary – “Cross, Cross,” and There Is No Cross!

We consider October 31 to be Reformation Day. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Historians view this as the start of the 16th century Protestant Reformation. Today, we celebrate the 499th anniversary of this important event. While this was an important event in church … Continue reading Samples from Seminary – “Cross, Cross,” and There Is No Cross!

Luther’s Table Talk concerning prayer

As Reformation Day at the end of this month draws near, we have the opportunity to remember and give thanks for one of God’s greatest works in the history of the church, the Protestant Reformation, through which God restored the gospel to His people and purified the church from the accumulated corruptions of medieval Catholicism. … Continue reading Luther’s Table Talk concerning prayer