What is Reformation Day all about?

What is Reformation Day all about?

Just found a helpful and interesting article on what Reformation Day commemorates. It’s well worth a read if you’re curious or think I’m a bit weird for posting that slightly horrendous Bangles cover!

[Today], much of the culture will be focused on candy and things that go bump in the night. Protestants, however, have something far more significant to celebrate on October 31. [Today] is Reformation day, which commemorates what was perhaps the greatest move of God’s Spirit since the days of the Apostles. But what is the significance of Reformation Day, and how should we consider the events it commemorates?

Happy Reformation Day!

Happy Reformation Day!

Besides being Halloween, did you know that on this exact day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses (objections to the practises and beliefs of the dominant, Europe-wide Catholic church) onto the church door (effectively the noticeboard) in Wittenberg?

Martin Luther didn’t start the Reformation, but his actions turbocharged it. People like Wycliffe and Hus had been laying the ground work years before…

Eventually, the Reformation led to the rediscovery and development of wonderful truths that we all take for granted in our churches: amongst others, that people only need to trust in Jesus in order to be forgiven by God, that the Bible can be understood by normal people in church and not just the super-educated, and that you can have assurance about your salvation.

Happy Reformation Day! Hope you enjoy the video!

From Athens to London, and then back out to Greece