What was Dark About the Dark Ages? Is Darkness Gathering Again Now?

Let There Be Light
Why were the Middle Ages also known as the Dark Ages? What was dark about that period of history? Could it be that light was being hidden?

As the Roman Empire crumbled, the Roman Catholic Church’s power grew. By Martin Luther’s day, the Catholic Church was ruling the known world of Europe. It was dictating policy to kings and queens. The masses were illiterate, the Bible was chained to a desk, and to think for yourself was heresy. People were controlled by fear and their only hope for salvation was through obedience to the church. The spiritual darkness that existed during that time was deep.

Since the time of the Protestant Reformation, the Catholic Church has been trying to regain the power it lost because of the Protestant Reformation by uniting all religions. Professor Walter J. Veith traces the life of Luther and looks at what the Church today has done to reunite the world under its authority.
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