What do Martin Luther, John Calvin, and the Puritans all have in common? They all persecuted believers in Jesus Christ who disagreed with them! They all did what they themselves abhorred about the Catholic church-they abused their newfound power.
This week, we will look at the humanity of the reformers. We will see that while they changed the world (I think for the better), they also were victims of their times and their cultures. Now, 500 years later, we look at the persecution they inflicted upon others and wonder, “How could they have been so narrow and intolerant?” It seems they did not understand John 17, where Jesus prays for the unity of all believers.
On this subject and others we still need reformation in Christ’s church.
Grace and Truth is a ministry of First Baptist Church in Boise that airs each Sunday morning at 8:30 AM MST. Each broadcast is the teaching of Pastor Bruce Young and other First Baptist Pastors. Their hope is that you are able to connect with God and able to move toward extraordinary living through what you hear and experience.