Did Jan Hus Really Predict the Reformation?

“In 100 years, God will raise up a man whose calls for reform cannot be suppressed.”


Now that the blood sugar has settled from Reformation Day it would be worth poking at a myth that is often repeated during this time. The myth involves Jan Hus and his death in 1415. It also involves the prediction of Luther and the Reformation.

Lastly, it involves well-intentioned Protestants buying into one of the biggest whoppers in church history.

Here is a quick video explaining the real history behind this quote. If you are looking for suggested books on Luther or Hus, here are the ones I suggest:

Recommended Books on Jan Hus: Modern biography of Hus: http://amzn.to/2fdoUcM ‘On the Church’, Hus’s major work: http://amzn.to/2eoivN8

Recommended Biographies of Luther: Bainton, ‘Here I Stand’: http://amzn.to/2dvA0up Kittleson, ‘Luther the Reformer’: http://amzn.to/2emujwz Oberman, ‘Luther Between God and Devil’: http://amzn.to/2eK5VsP Hendrix, ‘Luther: Visionary Reformer’: http://amzn.to/2eTSTpS