It was through his study of Scripture that he found the answer to his uncertainty in the words of the Apostle Paul, who claimed, “For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law” (Rom ).Luther realized that the righteousness of God is revealed not in or through the church, but by the gospel through faith in Jesus Christ. Even though Luther opposed the papacy and the practice of indulgences, he realized that on his own he would not transform the church — rather, the Word of God would do that!We live in a world of multimedia where we connect via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google and You Tube.Our daily lives are run by apps on tablets, smartphones, smartwatches and exercise devices.
I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. Mark -29], or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philip and Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that no prince or emperor ever inflicted such losses upon it.
However, by the mid-twentieth century, the English language had changed such that most ordinary people could not understand Elizabethan English well.
Biblica accepted the challenge to sponsor this contemporary English translation which became known as the NIV and attempts to be faithful to the source languages in which the Bible was written, while being focused on communicating this in meaningful contemporary English — hence, the balance between accuracy and readability. Ironically, the most revolutionary contribution of Martin Luther as Augustinian monk was that ordinary Christians are spiritual and religious.
In the medical field, we benefit from retinal implants, artificial pancreases, bionic limbs and lenses.
Technological advances bring us camera pills, tooth chips, brain implants, artificial memory and artificial intelligence — the boundaries between human and machine blurring with every passing day.