• Questions & Answers by

    More than a history lesson, Dr. Nichols helps believers understand why the Reformation mattered then and matters now. Questions covered in this section are: If the Reformers profiled in this series could speak to us, what would be their most …

  • Soli Deo Gloria: Glorifying God in Everything by

    In 1 Corinthians 10:31, Paul says, “Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Do you find yourself divorcing your “religious life” from your “normal life”? Paul’s exhortation makes this condition impossible, for every thought, word …

  • Sola Scriptura: Martin Luther & The Rediscovery of the Authority of Scripture by

    In the early sixteenth century, illiteracy was the norm across Europe, and this condition existed even amongst the clergy, teachers of God’s Word. Yet, despite the enormity of this problem, a deeper dilemma remained: the place of the Word …

  • Solus Christus: John Calvin & the Blessing of Christ Alone by

    In the United States and many other affluent countries, people avoid facing mortality, anesthetizing themselves in a multitude of ways. In the sixteenth century, this option generally did not exist, and John Calvin stood as no exception. He and his …

  • Sola Fide: Lady Jane Grey & the Rediscovery of Justification by Faith by

    After witnessing the remarkable deliverance of Paul and Silas from his prison, the Philippian jailer cried out to Paul, “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30). They responded, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be …

  • OPTIONAL SESSION: The Mighty Weakness of John Knox by

    In this session author Douglas Bond explores the life of John Knox, the great Reformer of Scotland, who is often remembered as something akin to a biblical prophet born out of time—strong and brash, thundering in righteous might. In …

  • Protestant View of Justification by

    Many people in contemporary culture shrink at the idea of double imputation inherent in the Protestant understanding of justification. That God would place others’ sins on His own Son while simultaneously declaring the guilty righteous on account of the merit …

  • Indulgence Controversy by

    Theological disputation occurs frequently within the confines of the church. At times, differences among brothers and sisters in Christ lead to divisive splits and even animosity, which generally burgeons on account of poor behavior and a less than gentle spirit …

  • Roman Catholic View of Justification (Part 1) by

    Many members of the Protestant church today do not understand properly their origins and the nature of their predecessors “protest” against the Roman Catholic Church. When asked about the respective differences, they may respond with some stereotypical answers such as …

  • Roman Catholic View of Justification (Part 2) by

    Would it surprise you to learn that current Roman Catholic doctrine declares all Protestants accursed? Remarkably, if probed, most Protestants would respond in disbelief to this proposition. Yet, it holds true, and the Roman church maintains the same stance today …

  • Progress to Worms by

    Persecution has existed among the people of God since the beginning of time, most notably with the murder of Abel at the hands of his brother Cain. This suffering does not occur randomly or without reason, but men and women …

  • Tower Experience by

    The individualistic, global societies created and propelled by sin operate under the assumption that the fortunes and failures of life result strictly from the decisions and actions of the individual. Human beings are autonomous creatures and independent entities unto themselves …

  • Building St. Peters by

    Sadly, the church, composed of sinful men and women, does not escape the infiltration of depravity, but it frequently suffers greatly from it. Corruption among officials, particularly high-ranking leaders, has serious ramifications both within and without the church’s borders …

  • Luther & the Lightning Bolt by

    Protestants around the world today celebrate their distinction from the Roman Catholic Church proudly and regularly. Yet, how many actually know the history behind their separation? The old adage “you can’t know where you are going until you know …

  • Monastery & Rome Crisis by

    The word “holy” gets bandied about often in contemporary culture. Some apply the term to archaic or sacred ideas or items from past civilizations, while others combine it with a noun for use as an impromptu expression of fear or …