Author: R.C. Sproul
Review By: Jeremy Twombley
As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017 we find ourselves amidst a swirling controversy within evangelicalism regarding whether the Reformation was really necessary after all. With high profile evangelical leaders, churches, and organizations declaring that Protestants and Roman Catholics believe the same gospel, the rank and file is left wondering what Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli were making such a big deal out of anyways. R.C. Sproul is an evangelical Protestant scholar who has thought through these matters in great depth. In this book He provides a concise but accurate summary of the issues at stake in the Reformation and demonstrates that they continue to be at stake down to the present. Sproul argues that the Reformation was necessary because whether or not you are Protestant or Roman Catholic is a matter of whether or not you believe the true and saving gospel.