In 1517, on All Hallow’s Eve, at All Saints Church in Wittenberg, Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door. He invited debate on the Church’s fundraising techniques, as well as the doctrinal underpinnings of those practices. His bold act of faithful obedience to Scripture sparked a reform movement that continues today.
The anniversary of the Reformation is an important celebration because of what it means for our faith. As my colleague, Rev. Dr. Geoffrey L. Robinson, recently said: “It’s easy to forget the truths of God and the joy of the Gospel. We are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. We can never hear enough of that.”