• Forerunner of the Reformation Article by Burk Parsons

    FROM TABLETALK | July 2014 | Romans 5

    John Wycliffe was the morning star of the Reformation. He was a protestant and a reformer more than a century before Martin Luther ignited the Protestant Reformation in 1517. Through Wycliffe, God planted the seeds of the Reformation, He watered the seeds through John Hus, and He brought the flower of the Reformation to bloom through Martin Luther. The seed of the flower of the German Augustinian monk Luther’s 95 theses was planted by the English scholar and churchman John Wycliffe. Wycliffe died on New Year’s Eve, 1384. Three decades later, he was condemned as a heretic. In … View Resource

  • For Us and For Our Salvation Article by David Gibson

    FROM TABLETALK | December 2014 | Romans 5

    The message of salvation is the story of two Adams. “For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous” (Rom. 5:19). What the first Adam undid, the second Adam repairs. But who is this second Adam, and what kind of person must He be to do this? Why is He—and only He—able to obey in this way? The Chalcedonian Creed (AD 451) says the purpose of the incarnation was “for us and for our salvation.” The creed is a statement of profound … View Resource