The Watershed Reforms - Kevin Swanson
How did the Reformation bring about a greater understanding of the glory and greatness of God?
Kevin Swanson explains in this video that man wants to see himself as the source of truth, ethics, salvation. He wants to see himself as the hinge point in saving himself from his sins. He wants to be the means by which he is saved. But, we are saved by grace alone.
The Reformation brought God back into the center. People began to see God as all-sovereign over all of life. There are points where man does not want God to be sovereign. Yet, man will never save himself – only God can save us. Thus, we look to God as the sovereign source of our salvation. We are saved by grace alone.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV) - "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."
Kevin Swanson is a pastor of Reformation Church in Elizabeth, Colorado. Together with his wife Brenda, they have raised five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord - Daniel, Emily, Rebekah, Bethany, and Abigail. Kevin is the author and editor for the Family Bible Study Guide Series, and the Christian Classics Study Guides. He has served as an elder in the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ for 22 years. Over the years, he has taken the message of family discipleship to most of the fifty states, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Russia, and Japan.
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