Introduction What does Christian community really mean? Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community by Dietrich Bonhoeffer gives insight into what Christians relationships were designed to be like. The main theme Bonhoeffer explores is Christ in the Christian community under the Word of God. Bonhoeffer explains God’s gift of community by arguing the following: “It is grace, nothing but grace, that we are allowed to live in community with Christian brethren” (Bonhoeffer, 1978, p.
pag 36) This assembly of the sixteenth century in which Robert E. McNally, S.J., a historian of the medieval Church, describes is considered to have the greatest impact upon Christendom. The course of church history was dramatically changed as Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of Wittenberg chapel. The reformation was not a
providing for their own needs? Were false doctrines been taught to blind the faithful? What has happened to God’s grace? James Atkinson, the author of Martin Luther and the birth of Protestantism gives us a clear understanding of who Martin Luther was, his mission and his purposes. No other man in history has ever changed the history of the church like Martin Luther did. And he is considered as the man who shook the church in the 16th century. The reason why I chose this book is because the reformation
When a man is justified before God, he is declared not guilty with reference to the sins he has committed against God. Amazingly, God's "not guilty" verdict does not relate to just one crime, but to every sin the justified man has ever committed or will commit. Paul declares that we have no penalty to pay for sin, which includes past, present or future sins that we may commit. Those who have been justified by faith, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Rom