500: Why the Protestant reformation is just as important today as it was 500 years ago

500: Why the Protestant reformation is just as important today as it was 500 years ago

Why is the reformation still relevant today, 500 years after Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg in 1517? Boiled down to its essence, the reformation was about getting the Word of God into the hands of the common people, in their heart language; it was about viewing the actions of the church through the only authoritative lens, the Bible. The reformers called this sola scriptura. Today millions of Christians still do not have God’s Word, even though it has been translated into their language. Their situation is the same as the situation of Europe during the first 15 centuries of the church; they can’t get God’s Word.  We still need modern day Martin Luthers and William Tyndales to make bold moves to get these believers the Word of God.

Wat Mahathat and the Buddha Head in a Banyan Tree

Wat Mahathat and the Buddha Head in a Banyan Tree

While undoubtedly a cultural treasure and tourist destination – it is a designated Unesco World Heritage Site - when I first encountered the Buddha head in a Banyan tree at Wat Mahathat, I saw something much deeper and symbolic. Outwardly, the Buddha head is smiling and appears to be at peace.  Yet despite his appearance, the reality is the Buddhist head is complexly strangled by the tree!  

Emperor of China with a Bible

One of Biblia Global’s supporters is a little girl named “Anna”. A while back she heard about the need for Bibles in China and wanted to help. She wrote one of our founders the following letter. We asked her and her parents if we could share her letter and drawings with you and they happily agreed. Anna continues to give for Bible printing from her allowance, hold "Bibles for China" parties, and encourage her siblings and friends to do the same. God bless you Anna!

The second drawing is of the Emperor of China with a Bible. The third drawing is an angel bringing Bibles to Chinese Christians; and the fourth drawing is an angel providing illumination to a Chinese Christian to see the Bible that another angel is providing.