Reformation Day

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Every year people get caught up in the Halloween season. For most it is about dressing up in costumes and going to a party or taking the kids trick-or-treating. Most overlook remembering October 31st as Reformation Day. In 1517, Martin Luther is said to have nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Contained in the Ninety-Five Theses were statements which Luther objected to church practices and sought to point back to salvation by grace through faith alone rather than salvation through works. Luther’s writings spread and ended up causing a big uproar and the beginnings of the breaking away from the Catholic Church; thus known as the Protestant Reformation.

Below is a link in which you can read Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses. When you have some time, read through them and think about if what he said applies today and if so, what place should these hold in the Church.

http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/luther/web/ninetyfive.html