Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reformation Week - Monday

Monday's Reformation Week post deals with reformation media, including: a documentary from PBS called "Martin Luther: A Reluctant Revolutionary",  a presentation on Law and Gospel by CLB, audio from Issues Etc. and a clip on Justification from Todd Friel's video "On the Shoulder's of Giants" which is about how the reformation fathers would have dealt with some of today's issues. (I would highly encourage anyone who wants to have a birdseye view of the reformation and how to practically apply the lessons learned to check out Todd Friel's "On The Shoulders of Giants")

Law and Gospel from Church of the Lutheran Brethren on Vimeo.

Today's exerpt from the Book of Concord is from the first of the three Ecumenical Creeds:

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary; suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic* Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

* catholic means "universal" and is not a reference to the Roman Catholic Church.
Now, I've run into more than one situation where people can get "cautious" over "adhering" to the Apostles Creed because it's "not in the Bible". Actually, just to clarify, it is in the bible. You're familiar with Cliff's Notes? Well, the Apostle's Creed is essentially that for the Christian Faith taken straight from the bible. Check out this link to see the references from the Bible that the Aposle's Creed is taken from.

Jesu Juva
Soli Deo Gloria

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