This year, on October 31st, marks the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the doors of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This act by Luther, then a Catholic monk, is widely recognized as the start of The Reformation, which began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church’s false doctrines and ecclesiastic malpractice. Luther especially objected to the teaching and the sale of indulgences. The reformers saw these practices as evidence of the systemic corruption of the Church’s hierarchy, which included the pope.
On Sunday October 8th, JD Graham presented a fantastic 10-minute overview of the Reformation followed by Pastor Todd’s message: “Protestant or Catholic – What’s the Difference?” In the presentation, Brother Todd provided two helpful resources:
and Matt Slick:
Pastor Todd will continue to address the Reformation in the morning messages on October 22 and 29. Then, in the evening service on the 29th our church family will gather in the fellowship hall from 5-7 PM to watch the award winning movie, “Luther” (2003).
What a great month commemorating 500 Years of Reformation!