|Sola Scriptura - Scriptures alone|
I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. (Psalm 78:2-4)
INTRODUCTION: BIBLE PROTESTANTISM HAS A GLORIOUS HISTORY. It is an epic story of a deadly struggle from under the heel of the Roman system to the glorious liberty of the sons of God. In our ecumenical and apostate age, this story needs to be retold that the battle may continue. This is the SECOND of a number of posts (hence entitled: Protestant2) and is just another shot fired in this great battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. We are deliberately aiming at brevity, leaving it to other works (listed later) to satisfy any hunger for further information. These pages may therefore be viewed as tasty appetisers. May God give us the faith of these old Protestants who loved not their lives unto death and of whom, the world in its sin, was not worthy.
JOHN HUSS (1369?-1415)
IT WAS A GOOD DAY when the writings of Wycliffe came into the possession of this Bohemian reformer, along with two cartoons. One of these cartoons depicted the Lord Jesus wearing a crown of thorns while the Pope wore a crown of gold and expensive clothing. The second showed a picture of the woman to whom Christ freely said: "Thy sins are forgiven thee" while the second side showed the Pope selling indulgences to the people. Huss wrote and preached the gospel and opposed Rome. He was summonsed to the Council of Constance in 1415 where, despite promises of safe conduct, was eventually imprisoned and burnt at the stake.
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