What does the Reformation have to do with you?

Ever wonder why in some churches, the pulpit is in the centre of the platform and an open Bible lay on the communion table in front of it?

It’s to emphasize the centrality of the preaching of the Word and that Scripture—not rituals, priests, or church traditions—is the final authority for what we believe and how we behave. 

It wasn’t always like this. In the 15th and 16th centuries some individuals protested the unbiblical practices of the Roman Catholic Church. On October 31, 1517, the flame of revolt was lit when a monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses—propositions for debate—to the door of the Castle church in Wittenburg, Germany.  

Luther challenged the Catholic tradition and the Pope’s authority with what we now know as the Five Solas. The prevailing belief at the time was salvation came from a mixture of God’s grace and personal deeds performed in love. Convicted by what he discovered from reading the Scriptures, Luther contended salvation came by grace alone—sola gratia.

At Insight for Living Canada, we teach it is only by the unmerited favour of God that Christ went to the cross and paid the price for man’s salvation. We’re rescued from God’s wrath not by any works we do but by His grace alone.

We’re passionate about teaching Canadians about the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who brings us to Christ by releasing us from our bondage to sin and raising us from spiritual death to spiritual life.

Your support helps us continue spreading this life-saving message.

Will you give towards our fiscal year-end goal of $220,000 and help strengthen the work we do?

For sola gratia,

Steve Johnson
Executive Director

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