Reformation Day Today


Part of a painting of Martin Luther in the Palazzo Farnesse in RomeToday 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.

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