Tuesday, 31 October 2017
When you nail your questions to the Door!
"The 95 Theses, were written in a remarkably humble and academic tone, questioning rather than accusing. The overall thrust of the document was nonetheless quite provocative. The first two of the theses contained Luther’s central idea, that God intended believers to seek repentance and that faith alone, and not deeds, would lead to salvation. The other 93 theses, a number of them directly criticising the practise of indulgences, supported these first two." - www.history.com
Luther could not have known where his strong beliefs and convictions would have taken him, but he was adamant that he needed to speak the Truth. He never wanted to see the Church divided by his actions, but it ended up that way. Reformation, Renewal, Revival - whatever we call it - is necessary at times and often there are painful changes that need to be made.
And so, as we all mark the 500th Anniversary of that eventful day, may we be challenged to ask the Spirit what needs to be Reformed in our hearts. Perhaps a Reformation needs to take place closer to home?
"I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." - Martin Luther
Living in Grace