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Can you still hear the sound...

Postby Sandy » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:33 pm

of Martin Luther's hammer, nailing the thesis to the door of the church in Wittenburg?

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Re: Can you still hear the sound...

Postby Dave Roberts » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:08 pm

Even more poignant may be the question, "Do we need to nail more theses to our church doors?"
"God will never be less than He is and does not need to be more" (John Koessler)

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Re: Can you still hear the sound...

Postby KeithE » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:20 pm

Dave Roberts wrote:Even more poignant may be the question, "Do we need to nail more theses to our church doors?"


My thoughts are the Reformation changed the focus from Catholic Tradition (Catholicism) to a Sola Scriptural (Biblicism).

What we need now is another Reformation that changes from a Sola Scripture focus to a Christ-centered focus as given by the Gospels (although the Holy Spirit validates what we take from the Gospels - which is where Jesus says we will find “all truth” - read John 16:13). That we can truly call “Christianity”.

The recent emphasis of Bruce Gourley and John Pierce in Nurturing Faith has it correct. The Absence of Jesus. More articles here.
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Re: Can you still hear the sound...

Postby Haruo » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:32 pm

On my way out the door to go to my Hallowe'en caroling gig, maybe we'll try this one:

I. God is our Refuge in Distress,
Our string Defence and Armour,
He's present, when we're comfortless,
In Storms he is our Harbour;
Th' infernal Enemy
Look! how enrag'd is he!
He now exerts his Force
To stop the Gospel-Course;
Who can withstand the Tyrant?
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II. All human Power is but dust;
Our Strength an idle Story:
The Valiant Man, in whom we trust,
Is CHRIST, the Son of Glory.
He is the Conquerour,
Vested with sov'reign Pow'r.
The Lord both Great and Good,
The only living god,
Gains us the Field of Battle.

III. If all the Devl's shou'd wage the War,
In Order to destroy us,
They should not once put us in Fear;
The Vict'ry wou'd be joyous.
We dare the Prince of Hell;
With Fury let him swell;
He cannot hurt one Hair;
We shall escape the Snare;
CHRIST"S single Word can rout him.

IV. His Word puts all our Foes to Flight;
With Shame they are confounded;
For CHRIST instructs our Hands to fight;
His Spirit is unbounded:
Tho' we shou'd lose our Lives,
Fame, Children, Goods and Wives,
Destroy Hell what it can,
'Twill find but little Gain,
God's Kingdom is our Portion.
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Re: Can you still hear the sound...

Postby Sandy » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:15 pm

Dave Roberts wrote:Even more poignant may be the question, "Do we need to nail more theses to our church doors?"


I'd say, at least in this country, yes. And probably more than 95 of them.
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