Great Controversy – Protest of the Princes

Chapter – Protest of the Princes   Read Online.

Favorite Quotation

“In the days of Paul the gospel for which he was imprisoned was thus brought before the princes and nobles of the imperial city.  So on this occasion that which the emperors had forbidden to be preached from the pulpit was proclaimed from the palace; what many had regarded as unfit even for servant to listen to was heard with wonder by the masters and lords of the empire.  Kings and great men were the auditory, crowned princes were the preachers, and the sermon was the royal truth of God.”

 Lessons I Have Learned

  1. While this chapter was filled with a recounting of the history of the Reformation and Protest offered by the Christian princes of Germany at the Diet of Spires in 1529, the lessons were many:
  2. Act in Faith: The princes’ faith in God sustained them through the turmoil, violence, and uncertainty of the time.  Just as today holds uncertainty for us, our faith in the Living God will protect, guide, lead, and comfort us as we get closer to the second coming of Jesus.
  3. The Word of God:  God’s word will never fail us or deceive us.  We can rest assured that God’s Word, the Old and New Testament, is to be our cornerstone, the foundation of our belief.  Hide His words in your heart.
  4. Our Protection:  Satan is working just as hard now as he was during the Reformation to destroy religious liberty.  For this reason, we must rely on God and His Word to protect us from the snares of Satan.  Our weapon against Satan should be, as Luther said “the sword of the Spirit.”
  5. Pray: Pray earnestly, without ceasing (1 Thes. 5:17).
  6. We have the tools necessary to protect us against Satan and his desire to cause us to trip and fall, to fall and side with those who are causing confusion, doubt and misunderstanding.  Prayer, faith, God’s Word, the Holy Spirit, and the angels of heaven are at our side.  What else do we need?

Discussion Questions

  1. In what way is the experience of these Reformers a lesson for our time?
  2. What illustration do we have of the power of music?
  3. In what assembly was the “Confession of Faith” finally read?
  4. Was Luther responsible for the blood that flowed in the conflicts between the German States and the enemies of the Reformation?

Hello.  My name is Kathy Miller.  I am an Online Education Facilitator for a large school district in the area and have enjoyed the world of education for 18 years.  I have been blessed with two wonderful daughters, the eldest works in the Oncology Unit at Baylor Hospital and is working on her nursing degree.  My youngest is an Army Medic with the US Army Reserves and is finishing her Bachelors degree and will then pursue medical school.   I enjoy quilting, cooking, reading, traveling, and hiking.

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