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Reformation

BulletinOctober 26, 2014
Reformation Sunday

Scriptures: Isaiah 51:1-8Psalm 462 Timothy 3:16-17

Songs:

Rev. Mark McKim

fbcsermon_wartburg-castleFive hundred years ago in Europe the church was in a sad condition. Not only was there considerable corruption but in many respects church teaching had departed from Scripture. Many voices called for change and reformation.

The Reformation resulted, sadly, in the division of western Christians into two major groups

While the movement, called the Reformation resulted, sadly, in the division of western Christians into two major groups – Protestant and Roman Catholic – it was also clearly a major return to the atuhority and teaching of Scripture, and within both groups, major changes in church practice and behaviour took place. This week, at FBC we observe Reformation Sunday. We celebrate our heritage as Protestant Christians – and at the same time pray for greater unity among all Christians.
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Notes on Wartburg from Wikipedia.
From May 1521 to March 1522, Martin Luther stayed at the Wartburg castle under the name of Junker Jörg (the Knight George), after he had been taken there for his safety at the request of Frederick the Wise following his excommunication by Pope Leo X and his refusal to recant at the Diet of Worms. It was during this period that Luther translated the New Testament from Ancient Greek into German in just ten weeks.