The Great Controversy -- Study Guide


Chapter 10 — Progress of Reform in Germany

1. Did the disappearance of Luther help or hinder the work of the Reformation? 185:3 [212:1]
GC-SG 23.1

2. What was Melancthon’s first attitude toward the claims of some to the prophetic gift? Were any who were really honest, deceived by the movement? What are the tests by which such a claim may be judged? 186:1-187:3; 190:3,4 [212:2-214:2; 217:2, 3]
GC-SG 23.2

3. How was this fanaticism finally brought to an end? 190:2 [217:1]
GC-SG 23.3

4. On what occasion did Luther advocate the principles of religious liberty, and how did he state them? 189:4-190:1 [216:2-4]
GC-SG 23.4

5. What is said to be “one of Satan’s most successful devices to cast reproach upon purity and truth? 193:1 [221:1]
GC-SG 23.5

6. In some present-day so-called “reform movements” we see manifested the same characteristics as marked the work of Thomas Munzer and his associates. Note the following: Possessed with desire to reform; ambitious for position and influence; claimed to see in leaders manifestation of a “form of popery;” claimed a “divine commission to introduce the true reform;” were governed by impressions; appealed to men’s “desire for the marvelous;” denounced order in public worship; reviled the leaders who opposed them; appealed for and won sympathy by claim of unjust treatment; made great claims to holiness and sanctification. 191:1-193:1 [217:4-221:2] GC-SG 23.6

7. Though great credit is rightly given to the leaders of the Reformation, yet the peak of the success and the spirituality of that movement was reached when an army of laymen, “persons of all ranks” with the Scriptures and message-filled literature went everywhere preaching the Word. 195:2 [224:2] Compare the movement with that described in “Testimonies,” Vol. 9, p. 126. GC-SG 23.7