500 Years of Reformation
500 years ago Martin Luther invited the Church to discuss his theological concerns with the teaching and practice of the sale of indulgences (October 31, 1517). That invitation, delivered in the form of 95 theses nailed to the door (think prominent bulletin board) of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, became the spark of the Protestant Reformation.
As this new movement progressed, certain doctrines came into view; doctrines that the Church had lost over the centuries. These recovered doctrines of grace shape the heart of the gospel and we are forever in the debt of these brave reformers.
The last two Sundays in October we will look at the significance of these doctrines for they are as applicable and important today as they ever have been.