The Need for Clarification: Is the Reformation Over?
Controversy About the “Is the Reformation Over?” Statement
In October, 2016, and in anticipation of the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the Reformanda Initiative released the statement, “Is the Reformation Over? A Statement of Evangelical Convictions.” The initial response was good. To date, the statement has received over 200 signatures from Evangelical leaders, pastors, and theologians from all over the world. But not everyone was positive toward the Statement “Is the Reformation Over?” Some have criticized it harshly and even accused the signers of bearing false witness. Thus we thought that a response to these accusations and criticisms was not only appropriate, but necessary. We believe that the hundreds of Evangelical leaders and scholars from across the world who signed the “Is the Reformation Over?” Statement would have been tarred by these false accusations if a response was not provided.
For this reason two ELF Steering Committee members have written “A Need for Clarification: Is the Reformation Over?” which can be read by clicking the link below.
We believe, however, that this article can have a purpose beyond the immediate controversy. As the article explains,
Our hope is that this article may serve a wider audience. Because the topic of the relationship between Evangelicalism and Roman Catholicism is crucially important, especially given that this year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, our anticipation is that this article may be useful to clarify why the Reformation is not over and what both Roman Catholics and Evangelicals actually believe.
READ THE ARTICLE: The Need for Clarification: Is the Reformation Over?