Counterfeit 05: The Protestant Reformation: 500 Years Later

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the church doors in Wittenberg, Germany sparking the Protestant Reformation. 500 years later on the other side of the Atlantic, protests are in the spotlight of American consciousness. This message looks at some words written 2,000 years ago to a group of people in Rome trying to figure how to deal with people of differing convictions.

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Romans 14:1 As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

James 4:6 Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

1 Peter 5:5 “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 

Proverbs 3:34 To the scorners (God) is scornful, but to the humble He gives favor.

Romans 14:2-3 One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables.  Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.

“In the essentials, unity.  In the non-essentials, liberty.  In everything, charity.”
–Rupertus Meldenius

Romans 14:6 The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord.  The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God.

John 17:21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

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