Tomorrow is Reformation Sunday. This is the Sunday where Protestants remember the birth of the Protestant Reformation.
On October 31, 1517 Matin Luther is purported to have nailed his 95 thesis to the door of the church in Wittenberg, where he was a teacher. These were serious concerns about a system within the Catholic churches where many dangerous abuses had crept in. His concerns were translated, and gave voice to many of the concerns of people throughout Germany. People took hold of Luther and soon he was at the center of a movement.
What followed was a tide that swept the world.
Luther was eventually excommunicated and many other reformers took up the torch of change.
As protestantism spread the church splintered into hundreds and eventually thousands of different communions.
This is an event that as a member of a Reformation church I take very seriously.
I take Reformation Sunday as a day of repentance…. and I think all Christians should.
Here is my prayer:
“that they may all be one.”
Please pray it with me this weekend over and over again.
If you want to watch a fun movie that talks about Luther, check out the Luther Movie below.