by Travis Grassmid The date was October 31, 1517. Martin Luther, a young monk and teacher of theology, posted his famous ninety-five theses on the Wittenberg church doors, an act which marked the beginning of what is now known as the Protestant Reformation. Of course Luther was not alone; there were many stalwart men of […]
Jesus has just warned his disciples about the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees, which we know is the teaching of those two groups. Now they have finished crossing the water, and have gone north out of Israel into Caesarea Philippi. This city was an imperial city built up in Roman style. It is here that Jesus then asks “Who do people say that I am?” What is Jesus doing? He is doing catechism!!!
Confession refers to the stated truths understood and held by the Church as the teachings or doctrines of the Scriptures. To be a rugged confessionalist is to know with confidence and to teach with determination the truths of the Word of God.