MARTIN LUTHER THE GREAT REFORMER by J.A. Morrison is a biography of a famous Christen hero, who took a stand against the Roman Catholic Church. The book tells Martins story from his birth to his death. The book begins with Hans and Margaret Luther seeing their new born son, Martin, on November 10, 1483. The author writes that “Every child is an unlocked chest of possibilities” and in Martin’s case, he was right.
His life & Education/Training: He was raised in a Roman Catholic family. Since his father wanted him to become a priest, he sent his son Calvin to the University of Paris in 1523. He was a talented student who excelled at Latin and philosophy and qualified to take up the intensive study of theology in France. By 1527, He exposed to Renaissance humanism by some individuals who constituted the radical student movement. And this movement was aimed to reform church and society and cause of the later reformation.
In the Christian faith salvation is gifted by God, and God does not grant salvation because of what one owns, how one looks, one’s strength, family, or friends. This play details such when the character Everyman pleads for such characters to accompany him on a journey to his grave. Jesus says in the Bible “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:21-23). When people are concerned more with their families, friends, beauty, strength, and worldly possessions than with pleasing God He will declare depart from me (unto death?).
Being very direct he describes, that telling a random stranger that God loves you is not biblical evangelism. Although, God loves them and the people should know that, they should also know the details. Paul provided a question for evangelist to ask instead, “Is the Holy Spirit so at work in your heart through the preaching of the gospel that a change has been wrought so that the sin you once loved you now hate and the sin you once desired to embrace?Do you want to go to heaven?” The idea to ask more direct questions rather than saying God loves you,say this prayer, now you will go to heaven is something that I can fully agree with. Paul put into perspective of how to talk to someone who is not a believer and provided
By 1517, Luther penned a document calling out the Catholic Church for its corruption through indulgences. His "Ninety-Five Theses" proposed two ideas: that the Bible is the central religious authority and that humans can only reach salvation through faith, not deeds. These ideas were not new but Luther used the unrest of the times to grab a foothold for his opinions. "Luther is the swinging door" of the Reformation. His writings and sermons changed religious and cultural history of
many years later in his second monthly known as the Millennial Harbinger. It was the idea of “Baptism by Emersion” Campbell claimed was essential to receive salvation. Through the Christian system and Christian Baptism (two books Alexander Campbell wrote over baptism) Alexander Campbell breaks down the creeds of Episcopalian, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Baptists showing that they all have the same common belief that sanctification comes through the cognitive decision by ones self to be baptized (fully immersed). Though he claims it is evident that all these denominations are too afraid to carry this belief out in their faith or in their practice (Christian system-remission of sins, Prop.XII) . This same belief in “Baptizo” (to submerge) drew Campbell to debate Maccalla in 1823(action of baptism, part2).
Obedience is essential because, “all right knowledge of God is born of obedience” and obedience must be included in love. According to Calvin, piety is, “reverence joined with love of God which the knowledge of his benefits induces.” And, he goes on to say, pious men do not think up ideas about God and what he is or is not, they just listen to what God tells them. This is a kind of knowledge of God. From this, Calvin starts to get into his argument about the knowledge of God concerning the Seed of Religion. “Men of sound judgment will always be sure that a sense of divinity which can never be effaced is engraved upon men 's minds.” In this as well is Calvin’s argument for humans having an innate sense of divinity which goes along with the seed of religion.
On October 31, 1517 a doctorate holding professor/monk named Martin Luther nailed a list of 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Church, which would in turn radically changing Christianity forever. Among the countless numbers that Luther has influenced there was one individual a young law student at the University of Orléans in 1530, John Calvin, who is recognized as one of the most if not the most important individual in the Protestant break from the Catholic Church. What events lead to Calvin becoming part of this radical religious movement and what contributions did he add to its theology. Calvin was born on July 10, 1509, in Noyon, France. When he was 14, he was sent to Paris to study Latin.
He became a minister in Strasbourg lived peacefully. After a few years the Council of Geneva requested he return to Geneva. Calvin wanted to stay in Strasbourg but felt obligated to return to Geneva.Those years were loaded with lecturing, preaching, and the writing of commentaries, treatises, and various editions of the Institutes of the Christian Religion. Shows and entertainments were expressly forbidden by their religion and so for more than two hundred years, not a single
had to say, like that missionary kids choose being a missionary as their career choice because it is all they know (Bikos et al., p. 164). All the kids in the missionary community wanted to be missionaries, nobody wanted to be a firefighter or police officer like normal kids did. Bikos et al. asserts that this could be because very little career exploration is being done by these MKs (p. 165). I agree, because of the isolation of the missionary community there was almost no contact with other careers.
His formal schooling was pitiable: he did not go school. However, his father and his father’s brother, who was Patrick’s namesake, taught him well since they had a formal education. At home, there was religious tension: Sarah and John worshiped in different churches. Patrick was able to hear different evangelists. Stories alleged that Patrick would enthusiastically repeat the sermons that the evangelists would preach.