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The Heidelberg Reformers – Too Young?

The work of God in history is always an amazing and awe-inspiring thing. But there are certain times in the history of the church that truly make the believer’s jaw hit the floor in astonishment at the wonderwork of God. “God did what?” “He did this when?” “He used that man? Of all people, that […]

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A Turn of Events: From Chaos to Comfort (4)

Peter Martyr, Beza, Farel, and John Calvin—all reformers of renown, and all men under whom Caspar Olevianus studied. During an experience that shook the young Olevianus to his inmost being (trying to save a close school friend from drowning and nearly drowning himself), he had vowed to be a preacher of the gospel of the […]

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A Turn of Events: From Chaos to Comfort (3)

Caspar Olevianus was a boy born into a wealthy family in the city of Treves, a stronghold of the Roman Catholic Church. His father was head of a baker’s guild, and in the 1500s if parents had money, they sent their children to school. Caspar was sent to many schools—many Catholic schools. One day at […]

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January 1560

He was twenty-three years old and had already learned much. He learned that going off to school in another country could teach him more than he expected. He learned that the truths of the Reformation, truths that were bubbling all around him, were the same truths that God had written in his heart. He learned […]

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