This October is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Movement.
In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “95 Theses” to the cathedral door in Wittenburg, Germany. These 95 statements were a protest against abuses of power and false doctrine in the Mother/Catholic Church. Martin Luther and the other reformers never meant to start a separate Protestant Church. Their intent was to bring reform and revival to the existing church. The reason I said “Reformation Movement”, earlier, is because it was not so much a point in time that happened in 1517. It was a Movement that took place over more than 100 years.
What happened in Wittenburg was the result and continuation of years of struggle by many reformers such as John Wycliffe, Jan Hus, Urlrich Zwingli and John Calvin. These brave people risked their lives to stand against the powers that be to bring the church back into sync with Biblical principles and sound doctrine.
We will spend the last three weeks of October in a study of the many elements and people who brought about the cataclysmic changes that spurred reform and revival to the Christian Faith.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about the doctrines, martyrs and messages that became the seeds of the Protestant Reformation.
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