JD: Well this was a very important event in all of Christianity was it not, and changed Christianity from what it had been for many, many years.
MG: It brought the scriptures back to the people. You know prior to the reformation the lay people in the Catholic church had no access to the scriptures it was only available in Latin. The word of God is what sets people free from religious deception and bondage. The October 31st mailing and the '95 thesis was the spark that began the reformation. But ultimately it was the Word of God that set the captives free, and that started spreading throughout Europe. Once the Bible was placed back in the hands of the lay people we saw a tremendous reformation from the Roman Catholic Religion.
JD: Mike, I understand there’s really a campaign to try to over throw the Reformation that’s going on today and some of these people are evangelical leaders in our world today that we would, if mentioning their names, would surprise us very much, am I correct on that?
MG: Well you really are correct. It’s very disturbing when I see some of these highly influential, highly visible, evangelicals embracing the Roman Catholic religion as a valid expression of Christianity.
Jimmy, you may have heard of the recent poll by Life Way research, they surveyed 1,000 senior pastors from evangelical and protestant churches and they said two thirds of the pastors agreed that Pope Frances is their brother in Christ. And this is just appalling because 500 years ago the reformers were calling the Pope, the antichrist. They’re denying that sinners are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to scripture alone. So, they’re either ignorant of Roman Catholicism or they’re ignorant and denying the gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s very troubling.
JD: My broadcast partner, Mike Gendron sharing his concerns over efforts to reverse the Reformation.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
An effort to overturn the Reformation is a precursor to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Today’s effort to overturn the Reformation is actually setting the stage for a one world false religion as foretold in Revelation 17. It will appear in our world at the beginning of the Tribulation Period.
This false religion will be headquartered in Rome, Italy and be controlled by the antichrist, the one referred to as the beast, in Revelation 17. As Christian leaders work to reverse the reformation they are forming this end time world wide false religion.