Uh-oh! Here comes the Reformation anniversary “tchotchke”

The Catholic article below frets about pope Francis possibly paying too much respectML to Martin Luther and the other Reformers in connection with the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. God opened up the floodgates of His grace upon the world by raising up Luther and the other Reformers to return the church to simple, saving faith in Jesus Christ. The Reformers were certainly flawed, sinful men (as we all are) but they preached the glorious Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. I praise the Lord for all the men and women who boldly stood up for the Gospel of grace in those days, often under intimidation and threat of physical harm.

I had to chuckle when I read in the article that Playmobil’s Martin Luther (pictured) is the fastest selling figurine in the company’s history. Here comes the Reformation tchotchke! There’s no doubt that the Reformers would want all praise and honor to go to the Lord, Jesus Christ!

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58


 

Hovering over Rome: The Ghost of Martin Luther
http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/4647/hovering_over_rome_the_ghost_of_martin_luther.aspx

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12 thoughts on “Uh-oh! Here comes the Reformation anniversary “tchotchke”

      1. I’m sure the Vatican was hard at work several years ago strategizing how they could best use the anniversary to their advantage. I’m also sure many prominent evangelical leaders will join with Rome in the commemorations. The cry will be, “Yes, the Reformation may have had its place but we can now agree we all believe pretty much the same thing.”

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  1. Great! You’re reading is a lot more extensive than mine but here is something for you at Shaun Willcock’s Bible Based Ministries UK:

    http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2016/03/08/the-pope-of-rome-in-mexico-2016-why-now/

    and

    http://www.biblebasedministries.co.uk/2016/03/02/roman-pope-and-russian-orthodox-patriarch-the-cuba-meeting/

    More insights into and answers for things as they appear.

    God bless your day!

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    1. Hi Maria, I read both posts and appreciated them. Thanks! I also posted on the pope’s visit to Mexico and on his meeting with the patriarch. Yes, there’s no doubt the Vatican is working towards absorbing the Orthodox churches down the road. As for Mexico, in my opinion the pope is making it a major priority to do all he can to stanch the major “defection” of Latin American Catholics to Jesus Christ and evangelical churches. His best option is to keep pushing ecumenism, taking the wind out of the sails of evangelical churches that reach out to Catholics. I thought it was very interesting that the pope didn’t even comment on the ongoing Catholic persecution of evangelicals in Southern Mexico. That obviously wasn’t his concern.

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  2. Right, Tom! Trying to keep Catholics Catholic. He has to be concerned. Weakening the evangelical church through ecumenism (compromise) diminishes the threat that immigrants will hear the clear preaching of the Gospel here.
    I did see your posts and am so glad that you take on these issues.

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