“The Impact of the Protestant Reformation”
A great many believe there is an elevated idea of freedom, government and rights. However, this nation would not exist if not for the Reformation. The grace of being able to know God has separated a great many even before Luther nailed his 95 thesis. This was never the work of men. Reformation has been going in through biblical time and it is a key component to our faith. If we must know God, then we must be REFORMED. This desire, at its root is to be under the Kingship of Jesus. It makes for a very challenging life under a world leader and under God.
In 1776, a war with a very small percentage of the settlers and the English army was over to the victory of men that desired liberty to the end of death if not achieved. But religious freedom and rights were not established. There was persecution here of ecclesia.
Fifteen years later on December 15th, the government had established its position to protect the church. The government gave us the freedom to meet and worship our Lord. The men of congress deemed it our liberty to publish holy works.
What is not seen in the document is Christ. From the very foundation of this nation we put ourselves at risk to lose our freedoms and rights to compromise the liberties of other religions that have lived under the title secularism, atheism or Islam.
The state of our liberty as believers is no different than those who lived in Rome over a thousand years ago. In our world today, the system of coexistence which will put the Christian community separatism once again. Coexistence is a religion unto itself. There was an attempt to unite under the Universal Church, but that lead to Schism and the Reformation. And yet we have ideas drifting in and out of Reformed churches like “chrislam”.
If we don’t cling to the reality that we will always be pilgrims until the return of the King, we will be suffer a great many things. We are already separated by our sins from Him, and this road will separate eternally.
“For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:” Philippians 3:20
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;” Ephesians 2:19
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