On October 31, 1517… 500 years ago, a Catholic monk named Martin Luther nailed a paper to a door in Wittenberg Germany. On that paper were 95 theses, or questions against the then-current practices and doctrines of the Catholic church. And it is from that day in history that we traditionally mark what we call the “Protestant Reformation”. What were Martin Luther others protesting? What needed reforming? What had hundreds of men and women discovered that they would rather imprisoned and put to death rather than recant? Today we consider what these brave men and women discovered, and why they were willing to die to set it free.
- Romans 1:16 - 17