Sunday, October 22, 2017

500 Years Later: Martin Luther, the Reformation, Halloween, and the Priesthood of All Believers

#FakeChurchHistory

Now for the serious part of this post...
Dr. Art Lindsley states, "The priesthood of all believers has been the most neglected central teaching of the Reformation."

Think about that.

I've seen whole conferences built around Reformation themes that didn't even hint at the priesthood of all believers—such as these:
* Sola Scriptura (by Scripture Alone)
* Sola Fide (by Faith Alone)
* Sola Clericus (by Clergy Alone—okay, this one ain't real. Or... is it? You still reading? Are you smiling?)

Here we are 500 years after the Reformation.

So many ministry leaders celebrating the Reformation. So few of us actually embracing the priesthood of all believers in our way of life and ecclesiastical practices and traditions

How sad and ironic is it that we've ignored the Reformation's emphasis on the priesthood of every believer?

This raises at least two critically important questions:
1. Why?
2. What can one do?

I dare you to consider this and then respond accordingly.

If I lost you at the word, "Reformation" or at the phrase, "priesthood of all believers," then this is for you

(You smiling?)

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