What is the Reformation?
2017 marks 500 years since Martin Luther called for a public debate of 95 theses he had written to draw attention to misteachings of God’s word. Through much study of the scriptures, God led Luther to the truth about faith and salvation through Christ alone. Instead of a debate, the 95 Theses spread quickly as a call to reform marking the start of the Protestant Reformation. Luther went on to preach, study, write, and translate the Bible into German. This translation is a literary and biblical hallmark, which gave the people of his day the opportunity to read God’s word for themselves. Luther is known for saying, “A simple layman armed with Scripture is greater than the mightiest Pope without it.”
October 31, 1517 marked a day in history when God prodded on a man’s heart to encourage the people to seek the truth in God’s word. Today we encourage you to do the same!
Open your Bible, seek His words, and walk in faith in Christ.