Sunday, October 31, 2004

Happy Reformation Day!

The real reason to celebrate: today is the anniversary of one of the most important moments in Church history.

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a Roman Catholic priest, posted on the church doors at Wittenberg his 95 Theses.

The main thrust of his argument was that God had clearly revealed in His Scriptures that:
-because of our sin, all of us justly deserve His wrath,

-there's nothing we can do about it, but

-because of His great love for us, the Son of God bled and died to take away our sins!
Because of Jesus, we are freely and completely forgiven of all our sins, reconciled to God, and await eternal life with Christ in His kingdom!

What better reason to celebrate?