Preparing for Reformation Sunday
October marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s act of nailing 95 theses on the Castle Church door. On Sunday morning we will recognize this commemoration and get right at the heart of how the Reformation affects us today. Below, find some important encouragement from a blogpost published by Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Connecticut.
“A large part of the Reformation was establishing what was authoritative. If it wasn’t tradition or the pope, then what? How could we know what was real and what was false? What could we trust? Luther and others came to believe that the only thing in this world that is fully trustworthy and infallible is the Bible. It is, of course, subject to abuse, misinterpretation, and misapplication by fallen men, but it is clear and simple enough that Christians can understand it. Everyone then should be urged to read it and everyone who does so in faith will be blessed.
“We live in an age and country when and where good, trustworthy translations of the Bible are abundant and cheap. It is even possible to get free Bibles on our phones. The blessings of daily Bible reading are difficult to overstate. So why not celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by committing to it? Set yourself a goal of reading the Bible every day for one year starting today.”