Friday, October 30, 2009

Reformation Day

In honor of Reformation Day, the day (Oct. 31, 1517) on which Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Church, I encourage you to read this ancient document. Luther went on to take a firm stand against the church and its practices that had strayed from the clear teaching of Scripture.

Several years later, at the Diet of Worms (April 1521), Luther stood before a tribunal and was commanded to recant of his writings against the church. He boldly refused.

During his response to the charges against him Luther made a great statement about his conviction, and more importantly, the basis for it. He asserted, "I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God."

Would to God, that Christians around the world today would affirm such a bold conviction.

Sola Scriptura!


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