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Luther's 95 Theses.

Luther’s 95 Theses.

“How arrogant,” I said to myself the first time I heard the Calvinist doctrine of election, “I’m glad I’m not one of those people.” Looking back many years, it strikes me as funny to think about my reaction the first time I heard about the sovereignty of God. I didn’t like it. No, not one bit. Those Calvinists. They were insufferably conceited. How could anyone be so audacious as to claim he was chosen by God? What I didn’t see at the time was the plank in my own eye, the pride of believing I had the good sense to believe in Jesus Christ all on my own steam. I was a Christian, or so I thought, because I chose of my own freewill to receive Christ into my heart. I chose God, he didn’t choose me.

Fast forward about twenty years and by God’s grace, and much to my surprise, I found myself becoming one of “those people,” a Christian who understood and agreed with the Biblical doctrines of election and reprobation. I came to love the Reformation, its people, its history, and eagerly took to reading all I could about it.

With that in mind, here are a few of my thoughts on Reformation Day and why I love it.

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