Fear of God Devotional: One of the Most Helpful Aspects of the Protestant Reformation

What was one of the most helpful aspects of the Protestant Reformation?

Michel Beasley explains in this video that one of the most helpful aspects of the Protestant Reformation was it led to Scripture being seen as the only true and sufficient authority for all of life. During the time of the Reformation, Roman Catholicism had created a religious system that was man-centered. It wasn’t about preaching the Gospel, it was wielding control over people.

One of the greatest benefits of the Reformation was that it reclaimed the authority of Scripture and placed the Word of God as the true authority of the Church. The great danger that we experience today is that many churches tend to try to please men and seek out innovative, interest doctrines that are a departure from what God has given to the Church. It would be a great danger for us to look at the Reformation merely as a historical event. We too are in need of a return to Scripture as our only source of authority. 

1 Thessalonians 2:4 (NKJV) – “But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.”