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By Grace You Have Been Saved…One Way to Celebrate Reformation Day on Bible Gateway

Ephesians 2:8-9, one of the pivotal Bible passages of the Reformation, emphasizes salvation as a gift of grace, not something we’ve earned through our own merit:  For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift…. — Ephesians 2:8-9 (read it here in the ESV, NIV, and KJV […]

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Reformation Trust Releases New Condensed Edition of the Reformation Study Bible (ESV)

Reformation Trust Publishing, the publishing division of Ligonier Ministries, has released the Reformation Study Bible, Condensed Edition. After distributing more than 110,000 copies of the Reformation Study Bible since 2015, this new Condensed Edition represents an expansion to the product family in order to serve Bible readers looking for a more portable solution. [Read the […]

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Secularization—The Unintended Consequence of the Reformation: An Interview with Brad S. Gregory

What are the complicated and unintended legacies of Martin Luther and the epochal 500-year-old movement known as the Reformation that continue to shape the world today? How did Luther’s earnest questioning lead to the rise of competing churches, political conflicts, social upheavals, and moral relativism? Bible Gateway interviewed Brad S. Gregory about his book, Rebel […]

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Read These Five Verses on Reformation Day

One of the most important doctrines to rise from the Reformation is known as sola scriptura, which is Latin for “by Scripture alone.” The Reformers argued that the Bible is the sole, infallible authority of faith. And although the Reformation was not a single, unified movement, most of the reformers were motivated by similar desires. One of […]

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How to Freely Access the Reformation Study Bible

One of the best ways to commemorate the anniversary of the Reformation this year is to read the Reformation Study Bible. You can access it free on Bible Gateway. The Reformation Study Bible, which collects thousands of Bible study notes and insights from more than 50 distinguished Bible scholars, epitomizes the reformative movement’s insistence that Scripture should […]

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The 1599 Geneva Bible: History’s First Study Bible

The Geneva Bible is unique among all other Bibles. Translated by the best Protestant scholars of the day, it’s a version born directly out of the religious conflict of the Reformation. And, though sadly little-known today, The Geneva Bible became one of the most popular translations of its time. Why? First, a little history: Mary I […]

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What Was the Reformation and Why Does it Matter Today?

This year, on October 31st, many churches will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The day marks a milestone in the history of Christianity when, in 1517, Martin Luther made public his dispute with aspects of the current church’s theology and authority. [See the special resource section 7 Ways to Capture the Reformation Spirit […]

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Was the Reformation a Mistake?: An Interview With Dr. Matthew Levering

What theological issues drove Martin Luther to post his 95 Theses? How can looking at the Reformation from a Catholic perspective be helpful? What is the biblical defense of Catholic doctrine? Bible Gateway interviewed Matthew Levering about his book, Was the Reformation a Mistake?: Why Catholic Doctrine is Not Unbiblical (Zondervan, 2017). [Read the Bible […]

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The Authority Of Scripture: An Interview with Matthew Barrett

Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the 16th-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or solas) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith. Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue […]

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How to Boost Your Bible Study with The Reformation Study Bible for Free on Bible Gateway

Martin Luther’s famous act of defiance against what he perceived to be unbiblical trends and practices within the church is traditionally considered the start of the Reformation. Luther wasn’t the first or only “reformer,” but his actions catalyzed what we call the Protestant Reformation. The spirit of the Reformation is alive and well today, and […]

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