Reformation Day October 31, 2020

On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses concerning indulgences on the door of the church in Wittenberg as he had witnessed much abuse “by traders in indulgences, so misunderstood by the people, that if the pope knew what was going on, he would rather see St. Peter’s church go into ashes, than see it built of the skin and bones of his sheep.”

Luther said, “Whatever your heart clings to and confides in that is really your God. The Bible is alive; it speaks to me; It has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.”

“Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason-I do not accept the authority of popes and councils for they have contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I can not and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can not do otherwise. God help me. Amen.”

As Christians we do not celebrate Halloween, but Reformation Day which honors Martin Luther and the many believers who have fought for the purity of the Gospel of our LORD Jesus Christ, who have consistantly held to the faith as delivered to the Apostles, His Church, which have solidified her historic doctrines and creeds. Here is a brief playlist including the Luther film and a documentary on Luther produced by Ligonier’s.

Luther

October 12, 2020

EGL–Suggested Resources. It’s October and 500 years ago, the Roman Catholic Monk, Martin Luther who would lead a movement reclaiming the purity of the pilgrim church built ipon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets of the first century historic Christian faith, called the church to Reformation and nailed his treatises to a Church door in Wittenberg, Germany.

I just discovered this excellent resource on Luther on the Ligonier’s website, a ministry founded by the late R.C. Sproul, well worth supporting. Here’s a link to their site and the podcast and various other resources for your edification.

“It’s been three years since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door at Wittenberg. Now the pope’s envoy is knocking on Luther’s door, and the message is dire. Today, travel back to October 10, 1520, to witness why Luther was called to recant his teachings and what was at stake if he refused.

A donor-supported outreach of Ligonier Ministries. Donate: https://gift.ligonier.org/1438/luther-in-real-time

If this podcast has been a blessing to you, try these other podcasts from Ligonier:

Renewing Your Mind: https://renewingyourmind.org/

5 Minutes in Church History: https://www.5minutesinchurchhistory.com/

Ask Ligonier: https://ask.ligonier.org/podcast

Open Book: https://openbookpodcast.com/

Simply Put: https://simplyputpodcast.com/

The Westminster Shorter Catechism with Sinclair Ferguson: https://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/westminster-shorter-catechism/