A Pale Horse Rides: Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church to highlight Martin Luther 500th anniversary

Published 3:28 pm Monday, October 23, 2017

Many people are surprised to learn that trust in organized religion has declined in recent years. In fact, the Pew Research Center recently released a report revealing that the Christian percentage of the population fell eight percent between 2007 and 2014. People are eyeing the Christian church with suspicion and some even feel betrayed by the news they hear about religion throughout the world. Are their fears justified? Did something go wrong at the dawn of Christianity?

Jonathan Rowe

Starting Oct. 26, during A Pale Horse Rides, the Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church will explore that question by studying what the Bible has to say about Christianity’s future. In addition, stories from the 1,200 years that led up to Martin Luther’s Reformation will illustrate this topic perfectly.

This series, hosted by Voice of Prophecy Speaker/Director Shawn Boonstra, will take a documentary-style, Bible-based approach to this topic. Boonstra recently traveled to countries such as Ireland and Germany to make history come to life and tell the story of an intriguing group of ancient barbarians who mysteriously converted and built their faith solely upon the words of the Bible.

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“These fearless men and women lived their faith during some of this world’s darkest hours,” said Boonstra. “They paved the way for Luther…as well as us! Your own faith will be deepened by what they accomplished.”

Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church is thrilled to be hosting this series. A Pale Horse Rides will involve both documentary-style and live elements, featuring local moderator Jonathan Rowe.

All are welcome to attend this free event, and all attendees will receive a copy of Boonstra’s new book, “A Pale Horse Rides.”

“During A Pale Horse Rides, you will learn the stories that paved the way for Martin Luther’s Reformation and how they continue to echo through the lives of every person on earth today,” said Boonstra.

A Pale Horse Rides begins Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Tryon Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 2820 Lynn Road in Tryon. It will continue Oct. 27 and 28 both at 7 p.m. You may register to attend by visiting www.palehorserides.com/Tryon. 

– submitted by Desiree Magnant