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Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Zwingli: When Baptism Means Drowning Part 2

June 20, 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?

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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
The Reformation upset centuries of accumulated religious tradition. The church in Martin Luther's day was resistant to change, going after him with a vengeance. In this message, Pastor Lutzer paints a picture of Luther’s trial at the Diet of Worms. Martin Luther is known for his Ninety-Five Theses, but he also planted the seeds for religious freedom.
June 9, 2023
Who gave up all he knew about religion, to break free from centuries of confusion about the Gospel? Martin Luther. In this message, Pastor Lutzer reveals the historical background of Luther’s ninety-five theses, answering questions about the Reformation and the doctrines of the faith. Let’s uncover the treasures of the Gospel.
June 8, 2023
Many people these days have no sense of their own sin. But in the 1500's, Martin Luther had an acute sense of his own unrighteousness. In this message from Romans, Pastor Lutzer describes how the righteousness of Christ can be credited to us. If salvation is from God, what do we contribute?
June 7, 2023
At key moments in time, men arise who are destined to change the tides of history. In the sixteenth century, the traditions of the church had become corrupted. In this message, Pastor Lutzer introduces us to Martin Luther, who gave himself without reservation to all the rigorous practices of monastic life. Would he find relief from his guilt and despair?
June 6, 2023
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A Practical Guide For Praying Parents
Our children belong to God. But they face constant temptation from the world, the flesh, and the devil. In this book, Pastor Lutzer demonstrates that faithful parenting starts with regular, fervent, and worshipful prayer, expecting God to answer. Pastor Lutzer shares his experience—challenges, mistakes, and victories—while praying for his own family. Emphasizing daily, Scripturally based prayers, this practical guide will encourage you as you love the children in your life. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win

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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