Ever celebrated a 500th anniversary of ANYTHING?
Even the Pilgrims and their descendants haven’t been around for 500 years yet! But WE have a once-in-several-lifetimes opportunity to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation.
In 1517, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk and a professor of theology at Wittenberg University, wrote 95 theses (propositions) for debate on reforms needed in the church of his day and its doctrines and practices. He nailed the theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, and as they say, the rest is history!
A variety of events and activities are happening this month to mark and celebrate this HUGE occasion, Luther’s rediscovery of the Gospel
that we are saved by Grace, through Faith in Christ, delivered to us through the Scriptures ALONE – Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Scriptura, Sola Christie – and NOT by our works at all!