Our friend Christian Overman wrote recently about the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We are happy to point our readers to his excellent post.
Martin Luther spent portions of his life in seclusion. The establishment did not appreciate his efforts to drain the swamp of anti-biblical practices.
When members of the Religion Newswriters Association were asked to vote for the most significant religious story of the past 1000 years, the event that came out on top took place in 1517, when Martin Luther went public with 95 propositions supporting his contention that the Church’s practice of selling “indulgences” (whereby people paid money to cut down their time in purgatory) was wrong and abusive, which, the newswriters said, “sparked a Protestant Reformation whose results are still being felt.”
The 500th anniversary of that event was commemorated around the world [recently]. Has your church celebrated the kick-off of the Reformation?
We have a lot to celebrate with respect to Luther’s courage and the Reformation that ensued. Luther is often acknowledged for his role in restoring great truths such as “Scripture alone,” the “priesthood of all believers,” and “saved by grace, not by works.” But what is not often mentioned in Evangelical circles is Luther’s radical teaching on the sacredness of all vocations.
This post continues at Worldview Matters