Epic of Gilgamesh and Biblical themes

The Epic of Gilgamesh contains a flood story which is common among the writings of various people groups.  One theme “The Epic of Gilgamesh” has in common with the Holy Bible is the sacrifice after the great flood.  The Epic of Gilgamesh mentions that the gods had grown weary of humanity and decided to destroyContinue reading “Epic of Gilgamesh and Biblical themes”

Luthers “sola fide” and “sola scripture”

Sola scriptura and sola fide are Latin words that mean by Scripture alone and faith alone. Sola scriptura was the principle Martin Luther held too in his argument against the corruption of the Catholic Church.  They were willing to hold other writings and even the words of the Pope as equal to the Bible.  LutherContinue reading “Luthers “sola fide” and “sola scripture””

Luther and the Reformation

Luther wrote out 95 reasons why the Catholic Church was corrupt and needed reformed.  He nailed the 95 Theses to the door of the Whittenburg Church.  This was the common way of debating other scholars.            Luther brought up three important “Walls of the Romanists”.  First, “if pressed by the temporal power, they have affirmedContinue reading “Luther and the Reformation”

Reasons for the Protestant Reformation

Luther was not the first person to rebel against the Catholic Church due to their corruption.  However, he became a driving force behind the attempt to reform them.  The movement ended up becoming known as the Protestant Reformation. In the 1500’s people were suffering from things like the Black Plague and the Church was sufferingContinue reading “Reasons for the Protestant Reformation”

Creeds and Confessions

Larry Norman, a Christian singer in the 70’s said he didn’t care to talk about theology.  He just wanted to talk about Jesus.  That may sound spiritual but whose Jesus was he referring too?  The Mormon Jesus, the Jehovah’s Witness or Muslim Jesus? When you say Jesus is God you are talking theology. If youContinue reading “Creeds and Confessions”