Fear of God Devotional: The Heart Of The Reformation Was The Recovery Of The Heart Of Christianity

What was the heart of the Reformation?

David Eddy explains in this video that the heart of the Reformation was the desire to be closer to God. Up until that time, the Pope had largely gotten between the typical believer and the Lord. Most people thought that they had no real relationship with God.

But, the Reformation brought about the translation of Scripture, giving believers the ability to read and understand the commandments of God. This, in turn, led to forming solid, biblical doctrine. The hierarchy that the Pope established ultimately crumbled. Accordingly, Christians experienced the joy of knowing God on a much deeper level than before. 

Psalm 16:11 (NKJV) – “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”