Why is it that we can sit in a church building and worship God in love and in truth as “Protestants”? What exactly is it that our forefathers protested?
Imagine a time when one could not read from God’s Holy Book without threat of death. If you love God’s Holy & Infallible Word then learn of those who were persecuted, tortured and martyred before you so that you could have the freedom of worship that you so enjoy today.
The Reformation began on October 31, 1517, when German monk Saint Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. This was one of the greatest events of the past 1,000 years.
Saint Martin made a translation of the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into German. Soon all the countries of Europe followed his example by translating the Scriptures into their languages. For the first time in history, the recently invented printing press made the Word of God available to all the people.
Do not forget such days as the 1572 Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Day, the worst persecution of Huguenots.
Learn of names such as Zwingli, Hus, Wycliffe, Tynsdale, Luther, Calvin, Knox, Ridley, Latimer, Bunyan and so many others that loved Christ more than life. Study the church timeline www.churchtimeline.com and educate your children on church history so that they will grow with a respect & reverence for the Truth of God’s Word!
It is my prayer that Latimer & Ridley’s “candle,” that has grown faint in England and in many countries throughout the world including our own, will continue to burn bright in your hearts!
Peace in Christ Alone