Fear of God Devotional: What’s Different Between Our Times and the Protestant Reformation?

What is a distinction between the Reformation and the world we live in today?

Kevin Swanson explains in this video that one distinction is that we have a much easier access to the Word of God. They did not have it available in the common tongue, in their churches, or in their homes. Though we each have access to Scripture, many have decided to take human systems and place them on top of the Word so that Scripture cannot speak for itself. In short, we have de-emphasized the relevancy of Scripture. 

Today, man commonly brings in his own thinking, emotional experiences, and considerations to dictate the applicability of Scripture. But, the entire Word of God, including the Old Testament, still applies to us today. We must apply the entire Word to all of life, not just parts of Scripture, but all of it.  

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV) – “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”