This year, 2017 marks the 500-year anniversary of Luther’s reformation which changed the religious world in 1517. Today we continue our look at exactly what Luther wanted to accomplish and his impact on Christianity. We also look at the five “Solas” of the protestant movement and discuss their exact meaning and impact on our faith.
What is the future spiritual plight of America and can we even speculate at this point? Some hope that the natural disasters and political strife we face will inspire Americans to repent, unite and return to our Christian foundation and heritage. But have we become so arrogant and comfortable as a nation and a people that repenting before God is just unthinkable?
Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures … 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
ARTICLE – Segment 3
“I thought it might be the thing that ignited a revival and a return to God, but … we had a spiritual wake-up call, and we reached over and hit the snooze button,” he laments. “I’m sorry to say I really don’t think we’ve learned much of anything since 9/11.”
He notes America continues to tolerate the murdering of the preborn, the denigrating of morality, the redefinition of marriage and truth, and how the nation placates terrorists, pagans, and unbelievers.
“Why the preachers aren’t proclaiming truth, pleading with sinners to come to the one and only Savior, Jesus, and why the Church is not on our face interceding for this prodigal nation, I don’t know,” McFarland submits. “But it does tell me that we’re not desperate for God yet.”
McFarland says sometimes God uses national tragedies, as well as natural disasters, to call people back to himself.
Also mentioned during the program, The Nashville Statement.