Sunday, 15 September 2013

protestant11

PROTESTANT HISTORY
MARTIN LUTHER WRITING HIS COMMENTRY ON GALATIANS

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 ELEVENTH of a number of posts (hence entitled: Protestant11) 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. 


LUTHER - WRITING HIS COMMENTARY ON GALATIANS

Mightily used of God
IT WAS A GOOD DAY when Luther wrote his commentary on Paul's Galatians epistle.  It answers the argument that Protestantism is a negative religion. Although Luther attacked Romanism in its pages (just as Paul in the epistle itself attacks false gospellers) yet he positively sets forth the great truths of the gospel and the responsibilities of successful Christian living. The immortal dreamer, John Bunyan, records his indebtedness to it: "I do prefer this book of Martin Luther upon the Galatians, excepting the Holy Bible, before all books I have ever seen, as the most fit for a wounded conscience." The Protestant evangelist, John Wesley was converted to Christ through someone reading Luther's introduction to his Galatian commentary at a meeting in Fetter Lane in London in 1738. 
 
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