On Reformation Sunday, we remember Martin Luther nailing the 95
theses on the castle door of Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. Why make
the effort to remember such an event? This is because the Reformation is
an ongoing battle. As long as we live in this world, our adversary will
never stop seeking to destroy the testimony of Christ. “Be sober, be
vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh
about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5:8).

We see many false movements in the world today – The Critical Text
Movement, Liberalism, Neo-evangelicalism, Charismatism, Ecumenism
etc. The latest is New Calvinism where proponents declare themselves as
Reformed Christians, but are worldly in spirit. We live in truly perilous

The church is called to separate from all evil and falsehood. Alas, instead
of coming out of these false movements, the church has embraced their
nefarious teachings. This is the reason why we need a 21st Century
Reformation. We must have the same spirit of Martin Luther when he
stood up against the corruptions of the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th
Century. This is the message of Reformation Sunday.

Today, we will be considering the importance of this matter from Romans
16:17-18, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause
divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned;
and avoid them.For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ,
but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the
hearts of the simple.” (Rom. 16:17-18) May we take heed to God’s Word.

Yours affectionately,
Pastor Clement Chew