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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Henry VIII: How He Ignited A Reformation Part 1

June 26, 2023

Anglicanism came about in an unusual manner. In order to support his immorality, King Henry VIII separated the Church of England from Rome. In this message, Pastor Lutzer introduces to you a most remarkably evil, and yet unique, king as well as his six wives. If doctrines were not at the forefront of Henry's reasons, why did he break with Rome?

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It's one thing to die as a believer at the hands of pagans. It's quite another to die because fellow Christians don't like your doctrines or ways of running the church. In this message, Pastor Lutzer responds to questions about the Anabaptists. These people believed there was something that was worth dying for.
June 23, 2023
Reformation divisions arose quickly. By forsaking practices like infant baptism, the Anabaptists were branded as rebels, to be martyred by the hundreds. In this message, Pastor Lutzer identifies the three streams of Anabaptism: Mennonites, Hutterites, and Amish. The movement still shapes our view of the relationship between church and state.
June 22, 2023
The church during the Reformation was tangled in local politics with disputes arising about infant baptism. Christians executed other Christians as heretics. In this message, Pastor Lutzer explains the relationship between infant baptism and the church and state. Why did this movement spread so quickly?
June 21, 2023
While Jesus prayed that all His disciples might be united, this was not always the case as the Reformation developed. Luther had his own take, and Zwingli had his. In this message, Pastor Lutzer exposes the Reformers’ differences and its relevance for us. Amid our differences, what should we as Christians be about?
June 20, 2023
The Reformation spread quickly. Both Martin Luther and Ulrich Zwingli rejected papal authority, the mass, and indulgences. In this message, Pastor Lutzer summarizes the debate between Luther and Zwingli about the relationship between church and state and the nature of the Lord’s Supper. There was a dark side to what happened during these years of reform.
June 19, 2023
All of us leave a legacy when we're gone. John Calvin left a legacy, even of restricting freedom of religion. In this message, Pastor Lutzer answers questions about Calvin and the teaching about predestination, the tension between God’s sovereignty and human responsibility. What can we learn from Calvin today?
June 16, 2023
Nothing less than an act of God can extricate us from false beliefs. Before John Calvin’s conversion, he was devoted to the superstitions of the papacy. In this message, Pastor Lutzer overviews Calvin’s experience of grace and his biblical precedent for predestination. Why did this teaching spread all over Europe?
June 15, 2023
The term “Protestant” comes from “protest.” One man who learned much from Martin Luther's writings was John Calvin, a young, brilliant theologian and author. In this message, Pastor Lutzer helps us understand the doctrinal and political environment in Geneva during John Calvin’s day. Where did Protestantism get its beginning?
June 14, 2023
What is the measure of a man? Many people overplay Martin Luther’s positive contributions and overlook any negatives. In this message, Pastor Lutzer offers an evenhanded evaluation of Luther’s life, teaching, and accomplishments. Despite Luther’s flaws, he was greatly used by God.
June 13, 2023
Martin Luther escaped almost certain death after his testimony at the Diet of Worms. While hiding in the Wartburg castle, he translated the New Testament into the common German language. In this message, Pastor Lutzer unwraps this landmark accomplishment. Why was the Luther translation so significant?
June 12, 2023
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Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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