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Redeeming the Time

Redeeming the TimeBy Ian Goligher While the anti-Christian agenda is all around us, no one can deny that the days are growing evil. With a greater openness to immorality within institutions of education, beginning right down at elementary level, this rising generation will all the more seek to do what is right in... Read More

Redeeming the Time

Redeeming the TimeBy Ian Goligher While the anti-Christian agenda is all around us, no one can deny that the days are growing evil. With a greater openness to immorality within institutions of education, beginning right down at elementary level, this rising generation will, all the more, seek to do what is right... Read More

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Luther Lesson 10 - 95 Theses Spread Like Lightning

“Scarcely had they been nailed to the church door of Wittenberg than the feeble sounds of the hammer were followed throughout all Germany by a mighty blow that reached even the foundations of haughty Rome, threatening with sudden ruin the walls, the gates, and the pillars of Catholicism, stunning and terrifying... Read More

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Luther Lesson 9 Posting the 95 Theses

“The Festival of All Saints was a very important day for Wittenburg and, above all, for the church the elector had built there and which he had filled with relics. On that day the priests used to bring out these relics, ornamented with gold, silver, and precious stones, and exhibit them before the people who were... Read More

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Luther Lesson 8 Indulgences: Free to Sin!

“Luther was one day seated in the confessional at Wittenberg. Many of the townspeople came successively and confessed themselves guilty of great excesses. Adultery, licentiousness, usury, ill-gotten gains—such were the crimes acknowledged to the minister of the Word by those souls of which he would one day have to... Read More

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Luther Lesson 7 - Indulgences: Salvation for Sale!

From the year 1502 John Tetzel uninterruptedly fulfilled the office of dealer in indulgences. To him all means were good that filled his treasure chest. Raising his voice and displaying the eloquence of a mountebank, he offered his indulgences to all comers, and knew better than any tradesman how to extol his... Read More

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Luther Lesson 6 Learn to Know Christ

Luther wrote to one of his former brethren in the convent of Erfurt, the monk George Spenlein, “Oh, my dear brother, learn to know Christ and Him crucified. Learn to sing unto Him a new song, to despair of yourself, and to say to Him, ‘Thou, Lord Jesus Christ, art my righteousness, and I am Thy sin. Thou hast... Read More

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Luther Lesson 5 - How to Find Peace with God?

“There is, according to Luther, something much more drastically wrong with man than any particular list of offenses, which can be enumerated, confessed, and forgiven. The very nature of man is corrupt. The penitential system fails because it is directed to particular lapses. Luther had come to perceive that the... Read More

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Luther Lesson 4 Luther Jolted by Visit to Rome

“Luther was teaching both in the academical hall and in the church when he was interrupted in his labours. In 1510, or according to others in 1511, or 1512, he was sent to Rome. Seven convents of his order were at variance on certain points with the vicar-general. The acuteness of Luther’s mind, his powerful... Read More

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Luther Lesson 3 Preacher of the Gospel at Wittenberg

In the year 1502, Frederick the Elector founded a new university at Wittenberg. He declared in the charter confirming the privileges of this school that he and his people would look to it as to an oracle. In the providence of God, Augustine was to be the patron of the university and Martin Luther, being an... Read More