VCY America
Christian Information Radio. TV. Online.
The Reformation: 500 Years Later
Posted on October 31st, 2017

​​Date:      October 31, 2017
Host:       Jim Schneider
Guest:    Mike Gendron
Listen:    MP3 ​| Order


​​500 years ago on this day, Martin Luther began what is known as the Protestant Reformation. Luther was considered an outlaw, taken into hiding, he translated the New Testament into German, stood up for what he believed and defended his position at the Diet of Worms. What did he believe? The just shall live by faith.


Joining Jim to discuss the Reformation was Mike Gendron. Mike is the founder and director of Proclaiming the Gospel Ministry. Mike was a devout Roman Catholic for 34 years and was taught to rely upon the authority of the church above all else. He faithfully followed the priests, the sacraments and depended on his good works for salvation. Mike began searching the Scriptures and was amazed to find that what he read in Scripture contradicted the teaching and tradition of the church he had been a part of for so long. He trusted Jesus as his Savior and now the Bible has become his sole authority in all matters of faith.


Mike took listeners back as he noted how Yohann Tetzel, a representative from the Vatican, was selling indulgences to people for the opportunity to get loved ones removed from the burning fires of purgatory. That practice outraged Luther.


On November 1st, Roman Catholics would be coming to the church to worship over 1,900 relics of dead saints. They were told that if they'd do that, coupled with confession to a priest, their sins would be forgiven and they would receive a plenary indulgence. Since Luther knew this would be taking place, he nailed his Ninety-Five Theses in protest on the church door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, one day before on October 31st, 1517.


Jim had Mike comment on a number of points related to this important day and specifically what Luther was concerned about as we see in his Ninety-Five Theses. For example:


--Luther made it clear that repentance and the sacrament of penance are not the
same. Mike points out a clear mistranslation in the Roman Catholic Latin
Vulgate regarding this issue.
--Luther believed that the Pope doesn't desire nor is he able to remit any
penalties except those imposed by his own authority or that of the canon, and
the Pope cannot remit any guilt except by declaring and showing that it's been
remitted by God. Mike comments on this challenge to papal authority.
--Luther also said that the Pope did not have the 'keys'. What did he mean by
that?
--Luther also believed that the priests were acting ignorantly and wickedly. On
what did Luther base this charge?
--Does the Bible address purgatory?
--What was the Counter-Reformation?


There's much more on this edition of Crosstalk, which is a fascinating history lesson discussing a critical moment in church history. Jim has Mike bring clarity to it all, along with information on how you can obtain more information for your personal study.




More Information:


Mike offered a special message on this issue called, 'Why Are Evangelicals Reversing the Reformation?' The DVD is available for VCY listeners at the reduced price of $12 and includes a second message titled, 'Which Gospel Do You Believe?' This offer also includes a publication called, 'Rome vs. the Bible' which will allow you to see the 13 distinct differences between Catholicism and biblical Christianity.


To obtain this offer, call 817-379-5300 or go to www.proclaimingthegospel.org Click on 'store' then go to 'video messages'.
Mike's e-mail--mike@proclaimingthegospel.org


Posted in not categorized    Tagged with no tags

2017 (230)
January (22)
February (20)
March (23)
April (20)
May (23)
June (22)
July (21)
August (23)
September (21)
October (22)
November (13)
2016 (258)
January (21)
February (21)
March (22)
April (21)
May (22)
June (22)
July (21)
August (23)
September (22)
October (21)
November (22)
December (20)
2015 (257)
January (22)
February (20)
March (22)
April (21)
May (21)
June (22)
July (23)
August (21)
September (22)
October (22)
November (21)
December (20)
2014 (256)
January (23)
February (20)
March (21)
April (21)
May (22)
June (21)
July (22)
August (21)
September (22)
October (23)
November (20)
December (20)
2013 (258)
January (23)
February (20)
March (21)
April (22)
May (23)
June (20)
July (23)
August (22)
September (21)
October (23)
November (21)
December (19)
2012 (257)
January (22)
February (21)
March (22)
April (21)
May (23)
June (20)
July (22)
August (23)
September (20)
October (23)
November (22)
December (18)
2011 (209)
April (14)
May (20)
June (26)
July (26)
August (27)
September (26)
October (25)
November (24)
December (21)
Tags
& 400th anniversary 400 40 Adrian Association of American Physicians and surgeons Bell Christianity Christian Church Customer Service Dakdok David Wilkerson Donald Trump Dr. Eastern religion Emergent False Teachers Fathers Day Glen Beck God Government Gun Owners of America Ingrid Schlueter Ingrid Islam Jane Orient Jesus Christ Jesus John MacArthur John Karen Malec Koran Larry Pratt Love MacArthur Mat Meditation Morality Mother's Day Music National Day of Prayer New Age New Spirituality Osama Bin Laden Owners Patriotism Politics Pornography Quran Reiki Relationships Relexology Religion Rob Bell Rob Rogers Romance SIDS Schlueter Sheriff Usama Dakdok Valentines Vic Eliason William welden Worship aaps acupuncture agenda alternative medicine. america ammendment anniversary apathy atheism baby bible book border breast cancer breast calendar camping cancer celebrate child porn children child control corrupt crosstalk America crosstalk crostalk culture date day dead death debt dr adrian rogers education eliason encouragement end times end exact faithless faith false family radio family federal finances financial finding gay gblt generateion generation harold camping harold health care health homosexuality hutchings illegal infant iraq irrefutable james jeff meyers jim johnson judgement king james bible king kjv last law legal lesbian libraries library limit love wins love worth finding luke mirrage modern church mom's mom money mother's mother nation navy seals navy news new noah obamacare obama on overspending pakistan personal loss pornograhpy prayer pray pron radio requests schneider school seek shot signs smith special show spending staver sudden infant death syndrome sudden summit ministries syndrome taxes teachers terrorism terrorist terror the Bible times transgender trends united states usama vcyamerica vcy version vic warm warren smith warren war wellness wins woman women worth write yoga