English Ministry of Inland Church

Shepherd’s Corner – October 29, 2017

October 31, Tuesday, marks the 500th anniversary of the protestant
reformation.  Aside from the historical and cultural effects, the
theological ones are the ones I want to comment on.  This was a
reminder by the Reformers to the church at that time that Christians
ought to return back to the basics of the bible and step away from
practices and beliefs that were not scripturally based, essentially
not Christian.  There wasn’t anything new that was presented, but
rather a call to renew basic tenets of the Christian faith.  These are
often summarized with the 5 solas: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola
Fide, Solus Christus, and Soli Deo Gloria (Scripture alone, by Grace
alone, by Faith alone, through Christ alone, and for God’s glory
alone).  And as I started last week and hope to finish today in the
preaching series, these reminders are still relevant to us today.  It
is wise for us to refer to these to continue to guide our Christian
walk to avoid any pitfalls, particularly the ones the medieval church
slipped into.  And these are important, because essentially they
delineate for us the gospel: that scripture tells us that we are
sinful, so in need of a savior.  And God in his grace sent his son,
Jesus Christ, as the only sacrifice for our salvation.  And those who
believe in Christ’s death and resurrection will be saved, to the sole
glory of our God and Savior.  So let us remember the Gospel this 500th
anniversary of the reformation and thank God for His preserving of His
gospel truth through the years.

in Him,
Rev. Daevid Yoon

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