Today is Reformation Day.
On this day, in 1517, Martin Luther posted his objections to the Pope’s authorization of the selling of indulgences for forgiveness of sins. This video powerfully and thoughtfully highlights Martin Luther’s brave act and helps us think about the true meaning of our Christian faith.
Luther posted his objections to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. He made his concerns public knowledge and the Reformation and Protestant movement followed. I especially liked the last two of Luther’s 95 theses:
Christians should be exhorted to be zealous to follow Christ, their Head, through penalties, deaths, and hells.
And let them thus be more confident of entering heaven through many tribulations rather than through a false assurance of peace.
- Related posts about Martin Luther on The Sovereign.
- Learn more about Martin Luther (1483-1546)
- Read a translation of all 95 theses.
- This historic painting of Luther is by Francesco Salviati.