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What happened on Reformation Day? And when was it?
On Reformation Day (October 31, 1517), Martin Luther nailed his revolutionary 95 Theses on the Wittenberg Castle church door.
What was this document, exactly? It was a list of propositions and questions for debate, centered around the idea that the only way to reach salvation is by divine grace and through faith.
This document outlined Luther’s stance against the church’s selling of indulgences, and outlined his belief that it is not deeds that lead to salvation, but faith.
Who was Luther? And what was his role in Reformation Day?
Martin Luther was a German monk and theologian best known for his 95 Theses, a document that launched the Reformation.
Luther spoke out against the church’s selling of indulgences, and advocated for the idea that it is faith, not deeds, that allows people to reach salvation. Because Luther went against the church, his writings were condemned by the pope, but despite this, he held onto his beliefs and refused to recant.
Luther also insisted that the Bible should be translated and made accessible to everyone, an idea that was revolutionary at the time.
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“Martin Luther and the 95 Theses.” History, 29 October 2019, http://www.history.com/topics/reformation/martin-luther-and-the-95-theses.
“Martin Luther (1483-1546).” BBC, http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/luther_martin.shtml.
Rothwell, Robert. “What Is Reformation Day All About?” Ligonier Ministries, 29 October 2018, http://www.ligonier.org/learn/articles/what-reformation-day-all-about.