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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: If you are familiar with church history, you have probably heard of how Martin Luther kicked off the Reformation. What was the Reformation, really? Many people think that it was a recognition that the Catholic church was corrupt and an attempt to begin a new church. This idea is not correct. Martin Luther had been “ordained” as a priest in the Catholic church. He also taught at university. His goal, in objecting to various practices of the Catholic church, especially the selling of indulgences, was more an effort to reform the Catholic church. He was operating within the guidelines of the Catholic church to try to bring it back on track. As such, in spite of this effort, Luther still believed in original sin, the baptism of infants, salvation by faith alone, and no free will for man among others. What you will find is that many of the practices of the Luthern, Presbyterian (John Knox), Anglican (church of England), Episcopalian (Anglican church in America), and Methodist (John Wesley) denominations are Catholic because these reformers all originated within Catholicism. Luther did, however, have an influence for good in some areas such as the scripture’s being sufficient for us. How to live to please God, indeed, cannot be determined by any man but only by the word of God.
If you are not a Christian (see the ABOUT YOU page), becoming a follower of Christ is the most important decision you will ever make. The Susquehanna church of Christ is a group of individuals who seek to worship God together according to His will, revealed to us in His word, the Bible. We believe that Bible study will lead us into greater understanding of what God wants of us. Though lots of denominations will tell you they teach the truth of God’s word, they cannot all be right when they teach doctrines that contradict each other. We invite you to consider the material you find here, and most importantly, weigh it against what is found in the scriptures. Our hope and prayer is that you will find the information here to be not only of benefit but also of truth. If we can be of help in any way in your search, please contact me. One more thing. Susquehanna church of Christ is a non-denominational church. You will notice that the “c” in church is not capitalized. The reason is that it is a description not a title or proper name. We are simply members of the church which Jesus built, Matthew 16:18. If you are a Christian, we hope the material here will be of benefit to you and will stimulate your thinking. If there is any way in which we may be of help, please contact me. Sincerely, Scott Long email@example.com