With all of the excitement of Halloween and the celebrations around it, Oct 31st is also a celebration of a very important date in church history. It is the day that Martin Luther nailed the ninety-five theses on the church door in Wittenberg on October 31st 1517 starting the reformation of the modern day church.
“500 years ago, a German monk named Martin Luther started a protest that exploded into worldwide movement. At that time, Europe lived in the shadow of the Roman Catholic Church. It was more like an empire than a church. It crowned and cast down kings, and used its dominance to keep people in the darkness of superstition. That sounds pretty unfamiliar.
But in some ways, Luther’s day was very much like our own. Just like today, everyone had an opinion about the Bible even though almost no one had actually read it. Like so many…
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