THE WORD WILL REMAIN

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As a historical event, reformation isn’t anything new.  Changes occur all the time, but the Lutheran reformation occurred at just the perfect time in history.  With the invention of the Gutenberg printing press, mass production of the Bible could be placed in the hands of the common man.

Martin Luther was just a human being like the rest of us.  He made mistakes.  He said many things that today would be considered politically incorrect. He searched for truth during his time as a Roman Catholic monk, but until he dug deeply into scripture, he never knew true peace.

Whenever there’s a need for reformation, God places just the right circumstances and people together to put them into motion.  That’s what we face today.

The Word of God has  again become corrupted.  It’s been twisted to fit the needs, desires and lifestyles of the people.  The “sin” word has been eliminated from the vocabulary of many churches.  Prosperity – feeling good – being entertained have all crept into our worship society today.  It’s the perfect time for another reforming .

With the advent of the internet, we now have the ability to spread God’s Word in ways never dreamed of before.  Bibles are available in applications which can be downloaded to electronic devices.  Christians can share their beliefs with others through blogs like these.  This age can make a reformation possible.  For it is the perfect time – such a time as this.

The Word of God is our direct communication with Him.  Through it we see that we’re sinners in need of forgiveness.  The only way to achieve grace is through God himself.  Our works are like filthy rags to Him if we don’t acknowledge what He’s done for us.   The works are a result of our gratitude.

When we celebrate Reformation Day on October 31, we’re not honoring the man.  We’re not putting him up on a saintly pedestal, for it’s not the man who did the work.  God orchestrated the entire event, just as He will again when the time is right.

Change occurs over time.  Traditions and various practices will be eliminated, but God’s Word must always remain at the center of the church.

Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word;
Curb those who fain by craft and sword
Would wrest the kingdom from Thy Son
And set at naught all He hath done.

Martin Luther

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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3 Responses to THE WORD WILL REMAIN

  1. davidkitz says:

    Rekindle our love for your word, Lord.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: “THE WORD WILL REMAIN” 10/30/2016 Written by Kathy Boecher for “atimetoshare” | God's group

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