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May 17, 1382

The air outside was light and fresh, and the city bustled about as usual. There was nothing to tell that this spring day would be different from any other spring day in the past. But the air was heavy with tension inside the meeting hall of Blackfriars, London. Eight bishops and thirty-seven other officials gathered […]

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John Wycliffe, the Modern Reformer

Jim is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. This article was written in Church History class at Covenant Christian High School for Mr. S. Van Uffelen. About seven hundred years ago in a village in the west riding of Yorkshire a male child was born. The child lived through the first […]

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Small Numbers – Almighty God!

Young people, are you ashamed that our churches are small and seemingly insignificant? You need not be! Consider for a moment the men of the Reformation in whose footsteps we follow and upon whose spiritual shoulders we build our truth. Black was the age into which young John Wycliffe was born.  The centuries preceding his […]

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The Morning Star of the Reformation

Perhaps the most prominent forerunner of the Reformation, often called “the Morning Star of the Reformation,” was the English reformer, John Wyclif. Appearing on the scene of history a century and a half before Luther, Wyclif clearly saw the abuses and heresies of the Roman Catholic Church and strongly attacked them. He was born at […]

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