The Abiding Gift of Prophecy


Chapter 21—Reformation and Post-Reformation

The sixteenth century, to which we have come in this study, witnessed the great Protestant Reformation. This was one of the most profound spiritual revolutions in the history of the world. It was wrought in the purpose and by the power of God. For centuries He had been making preparation for this great change in the spiritual and moral conditions that had developed under the papacy. His providences had created and assembled the conditions, factors, and forces that, when the hour struck, brought about this amazing revolution with apparent suddenness. AGP 220.1