In contrast to the New Testament teaching that “there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5), the medieval Western church had multiplied mediators between God and human beings. Martin Luther forcefully countered this in his work The Babylonian Captivity of the Church. This session will look at Luther’s emphasis on the Christian’s direct access to God through Christ, explaining why this doctrine is so important to our assurance, proper Christian ministry, and the gospel.
A questions and answers session with Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, Dr. Steven J Lawson, Rev. Matthias Lohmann, Dr. Albert Mohler, Rev. Steffen Mueller, and Dr. Stephen Nichols. Questions: What would you say to someone who is suffering from Luther celebration fatigue? (0:42) How can I help other Christians understand the urgent need for Reformation? (1:13) How is it that Germany has moved so radically toward atheism? (3:00) What are some of the best lay-level resources for addressing textual criticism? (5:15) Why did Martin Luther struggle to break free from certain aspects of Roman Catholicism? (7:08) Is approaching the …
Steffen Mueller is pastor of Gospel Church Munich in Munich, Germany.