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The Twisting of "Faith Alone"

Why faith alone? There are some that struggle with this point concerning the Reformation. In Latin it is “Sola Fide.” Like all doctrinal positions of the Reformers, it is often misunderstood. 631 more words

Martin Luther

Maria, a gentle iconoclast reblogged this on Pilgrim’s Progress revisited - Christiana on the narrow way and commented:

This post is still needed. Phil has handled this subject well.

If you want to understand - The prohibition against reading The Bible

Bible Reading By The Laity, Restrictions On.

I. The Ancient Church

It is indisputable that in Apostolic times the Old Testament was commonly read (John v, 47; Acts viii, 28; xvii, 11; II Tim. 242 more words

Church History

Baptist History part 3: English Reformers/Separatists

Where did the Baptists really come from?

I have discussed in previous blog posts 3 of the 4 commonly understood theories of the origin of the Baptist Church.   954 more words

Quote of the day - Huldrych Zwingli

“The Christian life, then, is a battle, so sharp and full of danger that effort can nowhere be relaxed without loss. . .” 225 more words

Pilgrim's Progress Revisited

Historical insights - Anselm alone

The History of Justification by Faith Alone up to the Reformation

Thomas R. Thompson


In reading Church History it’s clear that apostasy happened early. Christians added onto the Gospel – “another gospel” was being taught, from leading a moral life, to being baptized, to believing the creeds, to maintaining unity with the Bishop of Rome. 604 more words

Church History

Quote of the day - John Wycliffe

A Reformation Fore-runner who taught Faith Alone  

John Wycliffe (AZ Quotes) 

“Trust wholly in Christ; rely altogether on His sufferings; beware of seeking to be justified in any other way than by His righteousness. 34 more words

Pilgrim's Progress Revisited

Of Knights Templar, Venice, Constantinople, and Crusades

Some time ago I was approached about writing some entries for the newly released War and Religion: an encyclopedia of faith and conflict (ABC-CLIO, 2017). And I’m glad to share that it has now been published in three volumes. 61 more words