Editor’s Notes

Welcome to the second 2017 commemorative issue of the Reformation. Some 500 years ago, Luther posted his 95 theses for discussion and debate, and so began the great sixteenth-century Reformation. This was God’s work of forming His seriously deformed church back to the Bible in doctrine, worship, church polity, and walk of life. As beneficiaries of that mighty work of grace, we consider it sufficiently important to have two issues of the Standard Bearer commemorating it. We trust that in this issue you will find more fresh, researched, and currently applicable articles for the instruction and encouragement of Reformed believers and churches. And, above all, articles that ascribe all praise and thanks to God.