We can ask this question about any historical event, of course, but it’s especially apropos given the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
In posing this question, I am not siding with either Catholics or Protestants, but following an illuminating inquiry that should help all Christians to have a deeper understanding of human choice and history.
Let’s begin with this interesting fact: Martin Luther never intended to become a monk. Rather, he was being trained in the law. On July 2, 1505, 22-year-old Martin Luther was on his way back to the University of Erfurt when he was caught in a violent storm and knocked to the ground by a thunderclap . . .
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As hurricane Irma bears down on Florida, two groups are praising the impending destruction, the Left and ISIS. There are those on the Left praying to a God they likely don’t believe in to destroy Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and Hollywood’s Jennifer Lawrence opining that Irma is mother nature’s revenge for Trump dismissing climate change. And we have also have, lining up on the same side, ISIS, excitedly declaring, “May Allah drown the enemies of Islam and force them into their knees subdued, and humiliated, defeated, and scattered!” and “Due to the threat of storm millions of people from Florida are displaced from their homes. O Crusaders! This is the reward of your crimes against Muslims. Do not forget it.”
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In Germany, a male nurse, Niels Hoegel, purposely killed at least 84 patients with overdoses of heart medication.
In London, a 5-year-old Christian girl is forced to live in Muslim foster care homes, where her cross is confiscated, she is forced to learn Arabic, and is told that Christmas and Easter are "stupid."
All across Europe, empty Christian churches, both Catholic and Protestant, are being turned into mosques.
In Berkeley, California, Antifa counter-protesters show up in a swarm, covered head to toe in black to hide their identities, carry clubs and mace, sport flags that identify them as anarchists and shields emblazoned with "No Hate!" and proceed to beat up those who gathered for prayer, in support of Donald Trump, and "No Marxism at Berkeley."
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