To the Friends of the Reformation Society - 18 July 2019

Dear Friends


Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Reformation or Revolution

Please tune in tonight to From the Frontline podcast on www.FrontlineMissionSA.org. It will be uploaded and available on our http://fromthefrontline.podbean.com/ from 21:00 tonight, Tuesday, 16 July. Last Sunday marked the 230th anniversary of the launch of the French Revolution. Many in France celebrated it as Bastille Day. This coming Thursday, 18 July, many will be celebrating Mandela Day, which has been declared an international event by the United Nations. How should we as Christians respond to these idolatrous attempts to create a secular religion? The most condemned sin in Scripture is idolatry. The middle verse of the Bible is: “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.” Psalm 118:8.


We are at this time participating in the Coalition on Revival Global Reformation Conference broadcast and livestream (15-20 July). Professor Martin Luther declared: “If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God, except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. And to be steady on all the battlefield besides is merely flight and disgrace, if he flinches at that point.” It is vital for us to respond with Christian clarity and Biblical faithfulness to the many challenges of our age. We have a clear choice before us: Reformation or Revolution? “…Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Therefore the wrath of the Lord is upon you.” 2 Chronicles 19:2


Global Reformation Conference

You are invited to participate in the Coalition on Revival Global Reformation Conferencebroadcast and livestream, which is using an online platform to broadcast every day from Monday, 15 July to Saturday, 20 July 2019. Each day’s broadcast begins at 14:00pm (Cape Town time), beginning with worship led by the international Eurochor at Reformation events in Cape Town, in the oldest Protestant Church still operational in the Southern Hemisphere, Strand Street Lutheran Church on a Reformation Sunday, at the historic Dutch Reformed Church in Franschhoek, at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek, on Reformation Day, at the Cape Town Waterfront and at Wittenberg in Germany. There are videos of Luther House, the Stadtkirche and Schlosskirche in historic Wittenberg, inspiring presentations on Ulrich Zwingli and the Reformation in Switzerland 500 years ago and other key personalities, events and doctrines of the Reformation. You will be able to view video footage of Reformation 500 events throughout Africa, Europe, the United States of America and from as far afield as Australia.

There will be opportunity to participate by text, audio, or Skype video call, to identify the problems and challenges confronting us and to focus on Biblical solutions for every area of life. If you would like to follow, participate or view live, please click here.


Resources for Reformation

You can view documents already produced by the International Church Council Project (ICCP) on the www.Reformation.net; www.churchcouncil.org and www.ReformationSA.org websites.


Biblical Blueprints and Practical Strategies for Reformation Today

You can change your world. Please join us this Thursday, 18 July, at 19:00 for tea and fellowship and at 19:30 for a presentation on Inspiring Examples of Excellence and Biblical Principles for rebuilding every area of life on the infallible Word of God. There are practical steps each one of us can take to reclaim our communities for Christ and rebuild civilisation on the Bible. There are powerful tried and tested, battle proven resources which can empower and equip us to practically and effectively work for Biblical Reformation and pray for Spiritual Revival in our time. “Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.” Isaiah 58:12


Livingstone Fellowship

The Livingstone Fellowship service this Sunday, 21 July will be at 11:00am.


Back to the Bible Preaching Workshop

You are invited to the next FIRE (Fellowship for International Reformation and Evangelism) Preaching Workshop to be held on Saturday, 27 July, in Rondebosch (9:00am-16:00pm) on The Psalms: Preaching from Poetic Literature. Please R.S.V.P. to jclifford@frontline.org.za, or call John Clifford on tel: 021-689-4480


Yours for Reformation and Revival


Dr. Peter Hammond




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