A South African Pastor Looks at the Reformation


Revelation 3

¶ And write unto the Angel of the Church which is of Philadelphia, These things saith he that is Holy, and True, which hath the key of David, which openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth.

I know thy works: behold I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my Name.

Behold, I will make them of the Synagogue of Satan, which call themselves Jews, and are not, but do lie: behold, I say, I will make them that they shall come and worship before thy feet, and shall know that I have loved thee.

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The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (Part One)

The Reformation’s Accomplishments and Errors, and the End of Its Protest
Shaun Willcock, Bible Based MINISTRIES

. . .the Reformation, as far as its protest against Rome is concerned, has been destroyed. 

Pastor Willcock has many insights about the Reformation, which effected his own nation to such a great extent. He is straightforward and bold. I don’t agree with all that he has to say but am glad to pass on good food for thought.

Part One of his study addresses:

the end of the Protest against Rome;

the Reformation’s great accomplishments and great errors;

the current view that the Reformation was a tragedy and that unity is all-important;

how the Reformation was overcome by the Jesuits, the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement, and Reconstructionism;

that the Papacy’s commemoration of the Reformation demonstrates that it is over.

Part Two is not yet published.

Quote from the article:

“When it should be being commemorated by reminding people of the false doctrines and abominable practices of the Papal system, of why the Reformation occurred, and of the great need to remain forever separate from that iniquitous, idolatrous and utterly antichristian religious system with its headquarters in Rome, many of the Protestant institutions are doing the very opposite. They are actually lamenting the break which occurred; calling it a great tragedy; wishing it had never happened; and doing all in their power to rush back under the wings of ‘Mother Rome’ . . .!”


18 thoughts on “A South African Pastor Looks at the Reformation

  1. Hi Maria…Thank you for this article. I also follow the writings of Shawn Willcock at his website, BibleBasedMinistries.com and find them an excellent resource on the Historicist interpretation of prophecy. Also, he publishes mp3s of his sermons, which have been very helpful to me in understanding much of which is just passed over in pulpits of even conservative churches today. While I neither agree with everything he teaches, I disagree more with my own pastor and I find Shawn is very sound overall. I believe he is from South Africa, rather than the UK. I haven’t read the full article yet, but from this intro, it promises to be insightful. Thanks again!

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  2. I wouldn’t say that the Reformation is over, it’s just that there are many who hold to Evangelical and Protestant denominations who have given up. Nevertheless, there are many still who hold to the 5 solas.

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  3. Maria, the fact that we still have a great deal of disunity in the camp of the true believer, and much of that is surrounding prophecy only tells me that God has more work to do perhaps than Satan. But I do know that His plan is still on schedule. Unity will come among true believers if I understand the Revelation properly in the midst of an all out attack from the world against the believers. Satan bringing together the already apostate Church seems to be going just fine for him. Bringing together false religion seems to be the easier task between the two. Of course once the Holy Spirit determines to give unbelievers over to a reprobate mind, then believers will come to know the true meaning of walking in the Spirit, putting on the full armor, and being overcomers. The unity that Jesus prayed for won’t be far behind. thanks for these posts.

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