Christian NFL Player Don Carey Says Muslims Need a Reformation

By Published on December 17, 2015

Detroit Lions defensive back Don Carey, a Christian, argued Muslims need a reformation much like Christians prior to the Protestant Reformation.

While much of the country has been debating if Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump was wrong to suggest Muslims should not be allowed to enter the country in light of recent terror attacks felt around the world, Carey, 28, took to his column in the Detroit Free Press to compare the centuries past Protestant Reformation with one that could take place with Islam today.

“In the 16th Century, in the midst of the tyrannical rule of the European religious establishment, bold Christian thinkers such as Martin Luther, John Calvin and a host of others had the audacity to stand up and challenge papal authority and the self-proclaimed Catholic church’s ability to define Christian beliefs, traditions and practices,” Carey wrote in his column.

“The key idea of this reformation was a call to return the church to a belief that the Bible, not religion or tradition, should be the sole source of spiritual authority. Even though there was much backlash, spanning several decades, the Protestant Reformation returned Christianity to its pure origins of Sola Scriptura (Bible Alone), Solo Christo (Christ alone), Sola Fide (Faith alone) and Soli Deo Gloria (God’s glory alone).”



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