Friday, October 30, 2009

Looking into eternity

In 1519 the plague hit Zurich and nearly carried Zwingli off with it. It was just as epochal for him as when Luther was almost hit by lightning fourteen years earlier: brought to the edge of death's abyss he was forced to look into eternity. Only, where Luther had prayed to St. Anne, Zwingli found he could only rely exclusively upon God's mercy.

When he recovered he was a changed man, a man on a mission to do something bold for God. Now he clearly saw that all trusting in created things, whether saints or sacraments, to be gross idolatry. He was going to lead peoples' hearts from idols to the God of mercy.
Mike Reeves, The Unquenchable Flame, p. 64

But it here

You know if you are truly Reformed if when you see "Google Images" you wonder if this is a papist conspiracy.

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