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  • Lutherans to help evangelize Martin Luther’s hometown

    11/30/2007 5:41:16 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 22 replies · 80+ views ^ | November 2007
    CADILLAC - In Martin Luther's hometown of Wittenberg, Germany, the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation, there are no remaining Lutheran congregations. Rumor has it there are only two Lutherans left in the entire, historic city. Throughout Europe, huge churches and Cathedrals sit empty Sunday mornings, viewed more as artifacts and museums than places of worship. Rev. Bryan Salminen of Cadillac’s Emmanuel Lutheran Church experienced the dearth of the faithful on a recent trip to Germany. "In August I was there," Salminen explained. "Wittenberg is the founding place of Protestantism and Luther is very much respected. They have statues and museums,...
  • Historic Bible stolen from Berlin church {Martin Luther Church}

    11/27/2007 10:46:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 43+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 11/27/7
    BERLIN - A thief broke into offices at a Berlin church during Sunday services and stole a valuable 300-year-old illuminated Bible, police said. Besides the richly illustrated 1704 Bible, an undisclosed amount of money also was taken from the Martin Luther church, police said Tuesday. Priest Dieter Spanknebel wrote an appeal on the church's Web site, saying the Bible would be difficult for a thief to sell. "It would be most prudent simply to somehow bring it back to the church," he said. "We ask you to do so, with all our hearts." The Bible is estimated to be worth...
  • Polish Adventists join other Protestants in denouncing posters attacking Luther

    11/09/2007 11:13:33 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 25+ views
    Protestant leaders in one of Poland's largest cities have condemned a poster campaign denouncing Martin Luther, the 16th century German Protestant leader, as a blasphemer and heretic, a November 7 news release by Ecumenical News International (ENI) reported. "What would happen if someone hung placards outside a Roman Catholic church attacking the 'blasphemy and heresy of John Paul II,' or the 'blasphemy of Muhammad' at a mosque?" said Mariusz Maikowski, a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Lublin in eastern Poland. "These actions are clearly illegal [in Poland], yet the local council has said and done nothing," Maikowski told...
  • MVC professor honors anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses with reenactment of posting

    10/31/2007 7:56:05 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies · 26+ views
    Marshall Democrat-News ^ | October 31, 2007 | ERIC CRUMP
    Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg ... those who are unable to be present and debate orally with us, may do so by letter. In the Name our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. And with those words Martin Luther introduced a document that is credited with being a catalyst for the Protestant Reformation, a turning point not only in the history of Christianity but in the history of Western civilization, according to Stephen Patton. The Missouri Valley College chemistry professor conducted a re-enactment Wednesday, Oct....
  • Reformation Day 2007

    10/31/2007 6:56:37 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 16+ views ^ | Dr. Ray Pritchard
    On October 31, 1517 an obscure monk named Martin Luther, desiring to spark theological discussion over the medieval practice of selling indulgences, nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. That happened 490 years ago today. The spark he set off ignited a flame that spread across Europe and became known as the Protestant Reformation. By challenging the church’s authority and its doctrine, Luther reclaimed for Christianity the central doctrine of salvation–justification by faith alone. Here is his own testimony: "I greatly longed to understand Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and nothing stood in...
  • Martin Luther's Body Exhumed, Found "Rolled Over"

    10/31/2007 9:46:17 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 23 replies · 29+ views
    Team Tominthebox News Network® ^ | 31 October, 2007 | Tom Slawson
    Wittenburg, Germany - In a shocking story that is now making headlines on only the most reputable of news sources, a recent exhumation of the body of Martin Luther showed that the Reformer has indeed "rolled over in is grave." Luther was buried beneath the pulpit of the Castle Church in Wittenburg after his death in 1546. As noted in the records of the burial ceremony, Luther was placed within the tomb laying on his back. When the work crew opened the tomb over the weekend to perform maintenance on it, they found the remains of Luther lying face down,...
  • Top Ten Moments of the Reformation

    10/31/2007 11:04:22 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 70+ views
    Kingdom People ^ | 10/31/2007 | Trevin Wax
      The Reformation was a political and religious movement in Europe that began in the 1500’s and lasted for roughly 150 years. It is difficult to pinpoint exact starting and ending dates for the Reformation, but we can point to two events that seem to begin and to culminate the Reformation era: 1517 (Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and his protest against the indulgence system of the Roman Catholic Church) and 1648 (The Peace of Westphalia, treaties that ended both the Thirty Years’ War and the Eighty Years’ War and thus put an end to most of the civil disruption caused...
  • Luther-ween?

    10/31/2007 2:50:51 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 70+ views ^ | 10/18/2007 | Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller
    Costumes and candy, Oct. 31 st is most often celebrated as Halloween. In the church, however, this day is remembered as Reformation Day. On Oct. 31, 1517, an Augustinian Monk named Martin Luther nailed Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. The hammer-strokes, it has been said, were heard throughout the world. The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences is the full name of the writing, an academic name for an academic document. The Theses were posted for discussion and debate among theologians, but they were quickly translated from Latin into German,...
  • 700-year-old church in Germany moves

    10/31/2007 8:50:51 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 39+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 10/31/7
    BORNA, Germany - A Romanesque-style stone church arrived Wednesday at its new home in eastern Germany after being evicted from the spot it had occupied for at least 700 years. The Emmaus Church in Heuersdorf, near Leipzig, was loaded Oct. 25 — in one piece — onto a huge flatbed trailer for 7.5-mile trip to Martin Luther Square in Borna. After a careful journey, the 65-foot-tall, 750-ton church was inched into its new home to the sound of pealing bells from another church nearby — just in time for Reformation Day, when Lutherans traditionally honor 16th-century church reformer Martin Luther....
  • The 490th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

    10/30/2007 12:47:36 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 72 replies · 586+ views
    White Horse Inn ^ | 28 October 2007 | Michael Horton
    Hello and welcome to another broadcast of the White Horse Inn, and this isn't just any broadcast this is Reformation Sunday, the 490th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In previous programs of this series we've walked through the history of the heresy known as Pelagianism, so we won't belabor the point a lot. Named after the fifth century British monk, Pelagius who locked horns with Church Father Augustine over salvation, Pelagianism denied original sin, that is that we're born into this world dead in trespasses and sins, and so Adam affects us only as a bad example and Christ affects...
  • Medieval Church Moves to New Home

    10/25/2007 1:11:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 207 replies · 99+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/25/7
    BERLIN, Germany (AP) -- A 700-year-old church began its slow journey to a new home Thursday, moving at just over one mph atop a huge flatbed truck as it was transported from an eastern German village being turned over to open-pit coal mining. The Emmaus Church, first mentioned in historical documents in 1297, reached the edge of its home village of Heuersdorf outside Leipzig on its way to the town of Borna, some seven miles away. It was expected to arrive by next Wednesday, after crossing railroad tracks and the Pleisse and Wyhra rivers. The medieval church is built in...
  • Re-imagining Martin Luther

    10/17/2007 11:09:06 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies · 103+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 17, 2007 | Marylou Barry
    I knew the devil's PR machine was working way overtime the minute I stumbled across a website affiliated with a well-known Protestant denomination. That site – and apparently the local church that spawned it – have as their mission the "re-imagining" of the God of the Bible as a pagan female deity. "To celebrate the feminine persona of God/dess" is the purpose of the site, according to whatever miscreant created it and lent it the appearance of respectability under someone else's 500-year-old denominational name. Hello? 'Scuse me? First of all, what goddess? And what does "re-imagine" mean in regular-people talk?...
  • Lutherans Revolutionizing Identity Amid Membership Decline

    08/09/2007 4:53:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 438+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 8/9/7 | Lillian Kwon
    Evangelical Lutherans announced plans to revolutionize the way they communicate their identity to the public as a denomination. In an effort to turn the tide on shrinking membership, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – the nation's largest Lutheran denomination – is slated to unveil next month a branding campaign that will run ads in newspapers, billboards, bus shelters and websites with the tagline "God's Work. Our Hands." "We've seen a decline in membership and in average worship attendance. We, together, intend to reverse these trends not by becoming something we are not but by revolutionizing the way we...
  • Hillary Goes Back To Her "Roots". Calls Congress a Plantation?

    01/17/2006 6:36:11 AM PST · by rabair · 1 replies · 284+ views ^ | January 17, 2006 | Randy
    Apparently Hillary thinks that there is a comparison between what the slaves endured, to what Democrats in Congress endure.
  • Luther and Erasmus: The Controversy Concerning the Bondage of the Will

    01/01/2006 4:48:03 PM PST · by HarleyD · 12,905 replies · 69,188+ views
    Protestant Reformed Theological Journal ^ | April 1999 | Garrett J. Eriks
    Introduction At the time of the Reformation, many hoped Martin Luther and Erasmus could unite against the errors of the Roman Catholic Church. Luther himself was tempted to unite with Erasmus because Erasmus was a great Renaissance scholar who studied the classics and the Greek New Testament. Examining the Roman Catholic Church, Erasmus was infuriated with the abuses in the Roman Catholic Church, especially those of the clergy. These abuses are vividly described in the satire of his book, The Praise of Folly. Erasmus called for reform in the Roman Catholic Church. Erasmus could have been a great help to...
  • Why I stand with Luther

    12/27/2005 6:51:12 PM PST · by ettiegirl · 239 replies · 2,862+ views
    Roman Catholicism – the True Apostolic Church, the True Babylon, or Something Else?
  • Lutheran Hailed Cardinal Ratzinger as Expert on Luther

    05/05/2005 6:56:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies · 1,465+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 5, 2005
    Cardinal Invited Protestants to Read Pre-Reformation Writings ROME, MAY 5, 2005 ( A leading Lutheran in Germany said in 1998 that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI, was one of the few who really understood Martin Luther. The Protestant leader's statements were communicated to ZENIT by Sigrid Spath, a German Lutheran, who at times has been Cardinal Ratzinger's interpreter and who, for more than 30 years, has worked in the general curia of the Society of Jesus and collaborates with the Holy See. Spath revealed details of the public meeting she witnessed between the then prefect of the Congregation for...
  • The War Against the Turk [Muslim]

    03/07/2005 4:20:54 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 27 replies · 1,276+ views
    1529 | Martin Luther
    On the War Against the Turk by Martin Luther [Islamic aggression is nothing new. Muslim armies were encroaching Europe in the sixteenth century, to the point that Germans feared an imminent and perhaps successful Muslim invasion. In 1529, Martin Luther wrote "On the War Against the Turk (Muslim)", weighing in on Catholics, the Crusades, Islam, and the proper response to Islamic aggression.] For the past five years certain persons have been begging me to write about war against the Turks, and to arouse and encourage our people. Now that the Turk is actually approaching, even my friends are urging me...
  • SAVING THE HEATHEN - Behind The Lines

    11/18/2004 2:13:06 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 1,071+ views
    The deepest and darkest joke I’ve heard in a long time goes like this. Osama bin Laden prays to the spirit of Yasser Arafat who then appears before him. “Yasser, please help me understand something,” requests Osama. “We’re both fellow terrorists. You’ve even killed more infidels than I have. Yet you get the Nobel Peace Prize, your funeral is attended by heads of state from around the world, and European newspapers compare you to Moses – while I am the world’s most hunted and hated man, reduced to hiding in inaccessible mountain caves. How did you do it? What is...

    10/31/2004 1:06:55 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 62 replies · 744+ views
    Presbyterian Historical Society ^ | Sunday, October 31, 2004
    The Church celebrates Reformation Sunday on the last Sunday of October, commemorating a significant event in the history of the Reformed tradition. It was on October 31, 1517, that Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg... Reformation Sunday
  • Luther's lavatory thrills experts

    10/23/2004 12:38:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 409+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10/22/04 | BBC News
    Archaeologists in Germany say they may have found a lavatory where Martin Luther launched the Reformation of the Christian church in the 16th Century.The stone room is in a newly-unearthed annex to Luther's house in Wittenberg. Luther is quoted as saying he was "in cloaca", or in the sewer, when he was inspired to argue that salvation is granted because of faith, not deeds. The scholar suffered from constipation and spent many hours in contemplation on the toilet seat. 'Earthy Christianity'The lavatory was built in the period 1516-17, according to Dr Martin Treu, a theologian and Luther expert based in...
  • The seat of the Reformation

    10/22/2004 5:36:02 AM PDT · by tjwmason · 7 replies · 262+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 22 October, 2004 | Kate Connolly
    The seat of the ReformationBy Kate Connolly in Wittenburg(Filed: 22/10/2004) German archaeologists have discovered the lavatory on which Martin Luther wrote the 95 Theses that launched the Protestant Reformation. Luther frequently alluded to the fact that he suffered from chronic constipation and that he spent much of his time in contemplation on the lavatory. Experts say they have been certain for years that the 16th century religious leader wrote the groundbreaking Ninety-Five Theses while on das klo, as the Germans call it. But they did not know where the object was until they discovered the stone construction after recently stumbling...
  • Meet My Wives

    10/07/2004 10:39:13 AM PDT · by skellmeyer · 216 replies · 3,897+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    [editor's note - my apologies for the repost. I forgot to click the "excerpt" box the first time...] In "A Deafening Silence" I discussed the unusually low amount of support rank-and-file Christians seem to have for outlawing homosexual marriages. While state initiatives in Missouri and Louisiana have overwhelmingly trounced the idea, US Congressmen are not hearing much from their constituents on the matter. Now, USA Today has weighed in on the subject, or at least, weighed in on one aspect of the subject. The October 4, 2004 issue saw an article by Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law...
  • Meet My Wives

    10/07/2004 10:36:21 AM PDT · by skellmeyer · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    In "A Deafening Silence" I discussed the unusually low amount of support rank-and-file Christians seem to have for outlawing homosexual marriages. While state initiatives in Missouri and Louisiana have overwhelmingly trounced the idea, US Congressmen are not hearing much from their constituents on the matter. Now, USA Today has weighed in on the subject, or at least, weighed in on one aspect of the subject. The October 4, 2004 issue saw an article by Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington Law School, in which he defended the idea that polygamy, polyandry and group marriage would...
  • Nailing Christ to the Cross

    09/29/2004 7:05:00 PM PDT · by skellmeyer · 29 replies · 637+ views
    Bridegroom Press ^ | Steve Kellmeyer
    It wasn’t a coincidence. When Martin Luther decided to nail his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Wittenburg Castle Church, he chose Halloween to do it. This Augustinian monk held fiercely to many grievous doctrinal errors, but he did understand one thing: the liturgical year of the Catholic Church. The liturgical year is meant to do two things at once: through it, we cast our eyes back towards Christ’s life on earth and through it we simultaneously cast our eyes forward through the long history of mankind, a history which will be crowned in the Parousia, the Second Coming of...
  • The Manifesto of Pukin Dog

    09/16/2004 10:42:21 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 238 replies · 7,606+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 18 September 2994 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    “Whoa,” I hear you cry. “Why should I read anything about a ‘Pukin Dog’?” This is an honorable name, the nickname of a squadron of Navy fighter pilots who flew combat in Vietnam. Now it is the screen name of a man who flew for that unit in Central Europe. He’s currently a pilot for a major American airline. Both he and his airline will remain anonymous, because he thinks some might take offense at his words. I’ll respect his confidence. Besides, on the Internet it doesn’t matter who you are or what your background is. The only questions are:...
  • Was Martin Luther Wrong?

    10/31/2001 8:11:42 AM PST · by AnalogReigns · 276 replies · 1,569+ views ^ | 10/31/01 | R. C. Sproul
    There is no such thing as merit; but all who are justified are justified for nothing (gratis), and this is credited to no one but to the grace of God. . . . For Christ alone it is proper to help and save others with His merits and works. Martin Luther Justification is conferred in baptism, the sacrament of faith. It conforms us to the righteousness of God, who makes us inwardly just by the power of his mercy. The New Catechism (of the Roman Catholic Church) I have found that my beliefs are essentially the same as those of ...
  • Chanukah - by Mel (Suspected Antisemite Now Wants To Tell The Story Of Maccabees)

    03/17/2004 2:09:23 PM PST · by presidio9 · 80 replies · 281+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 17, 2004 | DEREK ROSE
    He has portrayed the Crucifixion - now Mel Gibson has his sights set on the tale that led to Chanukah. "The Passion of the Christ" director told WABC's Sean Hannity yesterday that he's planning a movie based on a Jewish rebellion nearly 200 years before the birth of Christ. "The story that's always fired my imagination ... is the Book of Maccabees," Gibson said in the radio interview. "It's about Antiochus, the king who set up his religion in the Temple, and forced them all to deny the true God and worship at his feet and worship false gods. "The...
  • New biographies portray the real Martin Luther

    02/14/2004 12:30:25 PM PST · by yonif · 36 replies · 362+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | February 14, 2004 | The Associated Press
    A silly idea, perhaps, but there was also some truth in "The Life Millennium," a book that rated the top personalities and events of the past 1,000 years. Among the people, Martin Luther ranked third behind Edison and Columbus, beating Galileo, da Vinci and Newton. The Reformer's remarkable career is treated in the feature film "Luther" and now in two new biographies, each scholarly, yet written for swift, enjoyable reading: •"Martin Luther: A Life" (Augsburg) by James Nestingen of Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn. •And "Martin Luther" (Viking) by Martin Marty, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. Alas for...
  • Chuck Baldwin: "The American Inquisition Has Begun"

    11/15/2003 11:59:35 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 19 replies · 313+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 11-14-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    The American Inquisition Has Begun By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon November 15, 2003 I was in attendance at Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's trial in Montgomery this past Wednesday and Thursday. "Trial" is not really the proper word, however. A better word is "inquisition." There was never a doubt that the "judges" had made up their minds to remove Chief Justice Moore from the bench before the proceedings ever began. They sat like wooden Indians throughout the trial, taking few notes and, with only one exception, making no comments, and asking no questions. Furthermore, Moore's...
  • Happy Reformation Day

    10/31/2003 4:28:30 PM PST · by Apogee · 23 replies · 270+ views
    shameless vanity | 1996 | self
    October 31, 1517 Was it a cold dreary day in late October When Luther strode the steps up to the door? Or did the day burn bright and clear Perhaps the first of many more? For with a paper and a pen He bound the lies that bound our hope, And a hammer and a nail again Did set men free with every stroke. I wonder if he thought as he walked home - While others gathered 'round to see - Of the fires that soon would come Before the end of tyranny. TR '96
  • Here's a 'to do' list of modern reforms for Christians

    10/31/2003 11:50:58 AM PST · by FourPeas · 18 replies · 90+ views
    Grand Rapids Press ^ | 10/31/2003 | Dale Dieleman
    Here's a 'to do' list of modern reforms for Christians Friday, October 31, 2003By Dale DielemanThe Grand Rapids Press That first Reformation Day, all those years ago, Martin Luther nailed to the parish church door some 95 statements calling for Roman Catholic Church reforms. He never meant to leave the mother church, only to awaken it to matters of spiritual importance. What followed, of course, became the eventual formation of the Protestant movement. This Reformation Day 2003, be you Catholic or Protestant, what would you nail on your church door? What are the matters you believe need consideration in our...
  • Al Gore Gives Good Review To "Luther" (With Reservations)

    10/26/2003 4:35:13 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies · 254+ views
    Laissez Faire Electronic Times | October 27, 2003 | Al Gore (Typing by P.J. Gladnick)
    I have a dream! I have a dream that one day the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood and figure out that there is a BIG difference between Martin Luther and Martin Luther King. One of the big problems that the movie Luther is having is that a lot of people don't realize that long before Martin Luther King, Jr made the scene, there was a Martin Luther. Therefore many people will take a pass on Luther, figuring it is some sort...
  • "Above All Else."

    10/10/2003 10:59:32 AM PDT · by Reagan79 · 2 replies · 129+ views
    myself | October 10, 2003 | Ray Nothstine
    “Above all else” (For Martin Luther, whose life and writings continue to inspire me) Jesus, You who I love above all else In my depravity, wickedness, sin, and shame Thank you for lifting me above my true self Christ, you are my conqueror, king, and fame Sweetly washing all my sins away Victorious resurrection, triumphed over my death Justifying a wretch like me in one day Christ, eternally claim me upon my last breath What shall I say of this sovereign grace Yes, a perfect gift, a new and everlasting life Knowing nothing compares or could nearly replace A love...
  • Loyal son of the Church

    09/29/2003 9:01:08 AM PDT · by sheltonmac · 24 replies · 111+ views ^ | 09/26/2003 | Jamey Bennett
    “I despise you Devil! You s--t!” And so says Martin Luther, the great 16th century Protestant Reformer – played by Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Enemy at the Gates) – in the new movie bearing his name: Luther. While certainly biased by a deep love for the man and his theology, this is instantly one of my favorite movies ever. Opening with Luther’s terrifying experience in a thunderstorm in which he pledges himself for service, through St. Anne, to God Almighty if he will but be spared, Luther follows the Reformation through the eyes of Luther during the first dozen...
  • Luther: The Movie (Review)

    09/26/2003 10:49:40 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 70 replies · 934+ views
    the movie theatre ^ | 9/27/03 | Ralph W. Davis
    I just saw the the new Luther movie. OUTSTANDING!!!! I'm not a big fan of Hollywood in general, and historic (or mis-historic) movies in particularly, because they ALWAYS seem to fudge on historic facts, but this movie is a real exception. I've read the two best biographies of Luther (Bainton's "Here I Stand" and Oberman's "Luther: Man Between God and Devil") and this movie while a summary--to keep it movie length--is ROCK SOLID historic. At the same time its a moving compelling story....that keeps your interest. A buddy who saw it with me thought the film was only 1 1/2...
  • A new movie - Martin Luther: Rebel, Genius, Liberator - opens September 26 in theaters

    09/26/2003 1:15:14 AM PDT · by f.Christian · 154 replies · 422+ views ^ | 9 - 25 - 2003 | loftyheights
    A new movie - Martin Luther:Rebel, Genius, Liberator - opens September 26 in theaters. Check your local listings for show times. I have it on good authority that this is well worth viewing if you love theology and history. "Grace alone saves but grace is never alone."
  • A Christian Movie You Can Take Your Non-Christian Friends To

    09/26/2003 2:44:28 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 84 replies · 191+ views
    Break Point ^ | September 26, 2003 | Luther
    Many historians consider him the most influential figure of the second millennium. Our ideas about the individual and the inviolability of individual conscience can be directly traced to him. What’s more, unlike many seminal figures, he was larger-than-life: a man full of passion and conviction who, it could be said, mastered the clever sound byte centuries before anyone knew what a sound byte was.Yet, for all his historical impact, there haven’t been very many well-done cinematic depictions of this man’s life—until now.The man I’m talking about is Martin Luther, the courageous leader of the Protestant Reformation. The new film is...
  • A Christian Movie You Can Take Your Non-Christian Friends To: LUTHER

    09/26/2003 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 102 replies · 778+ views
    BreakPoint ^ | 26 Sep 03 | Chuck Colson
    Many historians consider him the most influential figure of the second millennium. Our ideas about the individual and the inviolability of individual conscience can be directly traced to him. What's more, unlike many seminal figures, he was larger- than-life: a man full of passion and conviction who, it could be said, mastered the clever sound byte centuries before anyone knew what a sound byte was. Yet, for all his historical impact, there haven't been very many well-done cinematic depictions of this man's life -- until now. The man I'm talking about is Martin Luther, the courageous leader of the Protestant...
  • New Movie about Martin Luther

    09/25/2003 8:15:26 PM PDT · by loftyheights · 45 replies · 370+ views
    A new movie - Martin Luther:Rebel, Genious, Liberator - opens September 26 in theaters. Check your local listings for show times. I have it on good authority that this is well worth viewing if you love theology and history. "Grace alone saves but grace is never alone."
  • New Movie Dramatizes Life of Church's Great Reformation Firebrand

    09/04/2003 9:44:01 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 17 replies · 185+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 9/3/03 | Jim Brown and Jenni Parker
    A new film about German theologian and religious reformer Martin Luther is getting rave reviews from the conservative Lutheran denomination.The historical epic biography Luther will be released in more than 300 U.S. movie theaters later this month by RS Entertainment. The sweeping story of the renowned religious reformer's turbulent life and times features an international cast, including Joseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina, and Peter Ustinov.Joseph Fiennes as Martin Luther in the biographical film Luther.(Photo compliments of RS Entertainment)David Strand, a member of the St. Louis-based Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church, has already seen the two-hour film. He says the proclamation...
  • Luther, The Movie

    08/22/2003 9:42:50 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies · 415+ views
    Opening in theaters September 26. Visit the official web site. Make sure you watch the trailer
  • Martin Luther special on PBS

    07/09/2003 9:05:32 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 248 replies · 1,064+ views
    Documentary was shown on various PBS stations this week... (you know PBS--will be on again, surely--got to get something out of those tax dollars spent). It's worth taping... Very good portrayal in my opinion...but downplayed his theology, mainly highlighting the social consequences of what Luther discovered in the Bible. Understandable when telling about such an important historic figure in just 2 hours.Personally, I think, but for Luther's courage, there would have been no eventual United States of America...and we'd live in a very different world...Here's the speil from PBS's site: Martin Luther (#101) "Driven to Defiance/The Reluctant Revolutionary" Driven to...
  • Where Are the Moderate Muslims? Islam needs a Martin Luther.

    05/02/2003 1:07:50 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 180+ views ^ | Friday, May 2, 2003 | By Michael Anbar
    Where Are the Moderate Muslims? By Michael Anbar | May 2, 2003 One of the most important feature of any culture is its religion -- its belief in a supernatural power or powers, its explanation of the origin of man and his purpose on earth, its interpretation of death and a possible afterlife, its set of ethical values and the penalties for their transgressions. Over mankind’s long history, religions and cultures were born, grew and developed and eventually died. Religion is generally the most conservative element of a culture; it may change or even give birth to a new...
  • Erasmus

    04/05/2003 3:18:00 PM PST · by Commander8 · 15 replies · 419+ views
    QUESTION: Wasn't Erasmus, whose work led to the Textus Receptus and ultimately the King James Bible, really a Roman Catholic? Doesn't this mean that the King James Bible is just another Roman Catholic Bible? ANSWER: Erasmus was raised a Catholic and did not openly "leave" the Roman Catholic Religion, but he did not believe in Roman Catholic doctrine either. In fact, his best friends and defenders were the Christians, like the Anabaptists and Martin Luther. Here is proof from researcher Gail Riplinger.
  • The Translators

    03/31/2003 4:09:49 PM PST · by Commander8 · 2 replies · 152+ views
    QUESTION: Who were the translators of the King James Bible.
  • The Enemy (Part 1)

    02/26/2003 8:21:04 PM PST · by Commander8 · 2 replies · 236+ views
    An Understandable History of The Bible ^ | 1987 | Dr Samuel C Gipp Th.D
    "It is necessary to salvation that every man submit to the Pope." (Boniface VII Unum Sanctum, 1303)
  • Reformation and the Salem Witch Trials

    10/31/2002 10:05:55 PM PST · by ppaul · 30 replies · 1,882+ views
    VisionForum e-mail ^ | 10/31/02 | Douglas Phillips
    SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, October 31, 2002 - In the New England town of Salem, once considered the city of peace for the New World and the gateway to a glorious Christian commonwealth, the community prepares for the annual Halloween celebration, viewed by many as a triumph over the narrow-mindedness of Christianity. More than three hundred years after the now-infamous witch trials of 1692, Salem has become a Mecca for witches, as covens and practitioners of the occult arts gather from around the nation each October 31 to glory in paganism and identify with the city whose name has become synonymous with...
  • Selections from Bondage of the Will: Luther says God actively ordains EVERYTHING

    08/15/2002 6:42:02 PM PDT · by rwfromkansas · 2 replies · 150+ views
    (iii) Of the importance of knowing what power free will has It is not irreligious, idle, or superfluous, but in the highest degree wholesome and necessary, for a Christian to know whether or not his will has anything to do in matters pertaining to salvation. Indeed, let me tell you, this is the hinge on which our discussion turns, the crucial issue between us; our aim is, simply, to investigate what ability free will has, in what respect it is the subject of Divine action and how it stands related to the grace of God. If we know nothing of...
  • Double Or Nothing: Martin Luther's Doctrine of Predestination

    06/14/2002 7:52:48 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 155 replies · 6,311+ views
    VISI.COM ^ | 1997 | Brian G. Mattson
    Double Or Nothing: Martin Luther's Doctrine of Predestination Brian G. Mattson "All things whatever arise from, and depend on, the divine appointment; whereby it was foreordained who should receive the word of life, and who should disbelieve it; who should be delivered from their sins, and who should be hardened in them; and who should be justified and who should be condemned." - Martin Luther INTRODUCTION:Commonly remembered as an age of great upheaval and enlightenment, the Protestant Reformation was one of the most significant events in the development of the Western World. The Reformation was more than a simple rebellion...