A New Reformation

a new reformation Someone gave me this cartoon by mail. Enter into the picture at the left for the larger image (I’ve provided a thumbnail solely due to aesthetic reasons). The signs are in Brazilian Portuguese, so I will translate them for your profit.

There’s a church with the legend “Evangelical Church”. Below it is a sign advertising: “Revelations – Deliverance – Healing – Signs and Wonders – Prosperity – Breaking of Curses – Spiritual Warfare”. Below, a monk is fixing a poster with the legend: “95 Theses – Grace Alone – Faith Alone – Christ Alone – Scripture Alone – God’s Glory Alone.”

This is a cartoon that is dead on target. We Protestant Christians are supposed to be the zealous guardians of the Gospel based on the hallmarks of the reformation. And yet we are more prone to behave as spiritual whores from Babylon, bringing a hellish mixture of paganism, Deism, and pseudo-Pentecostal belief instead of the true Gospel.

But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.
Jude 20-21, ESV

This is the challenge of the hour. May we rise to the occasion, by the grace of God the Father, the love of God the Son, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

1 Comment

  1. Heh, don’t forget to add mentally to the church sign, “Election results.” I place that in the same class as the other charlatan hucksterism in far too many churches.

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