Remembering What We Must Never Forget!
Romans 3: 19 – 28
This morning we celebrate the Lutheran Reformation which occurred in the 16th century. Reformation Day is an important liturgical festival that is celebrated by Lutherans and Christians of many Protestant denominations. It commemorates Dr. Martin Luther’s posting of his ninety-five theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517. This act triggered the movement in world history known as the Reformation. The Lutheran Reformation then, and today, is not about throwing away the past, but about retaining and preserving the very best of the Church’s rich history and teachings, while filtering out whatever contradicts God’s Word and denies the good news of salvation by grace alone, though faith alone, on account of Christ alone. With Martin Luther, we still say, “Here we stand, we cannot do otherwise. God help us. Amen.”