A HISTORICAL TRUTH OF OCTOBER 31 THAT IS OFTEN BLOTTED OUT BY THE CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN.
“What started out as a peaceful challenge to the selling of indulgences initiated one of the greatest religious movements in history. Luther’s “Ninety-five Theses” (posted October 31, 1517 in Wittenberg) indirectly gave rise to Protestantism. The dominance of the Catholic Church was for the first time challenged with such force that she couldn’t stop it.
In the “Ninety-five Theses” Luther challenged the selling of indulgences by the Catholic Church. Luther merely sought a peaceful means to communicate with Catholic authorities, but a great schism resulted, leading to Luther’s excommunication and the beginning of the Reformation.
In the Theses Luther points out that, according to canon law, the pope cannot remit penalties upon souls in purgatory. Luther attacked the greed and avarice found in the church, as well as the false teaching that men could buy their way into heaven. Luther ended the Theses by stating that Christ was the only source of salvation from hell, and that all men should cast their hope upon Him”
The “GREAT TRUTHS” of the Reformation initiated by Luther’s 95 Theses are the following Sola’s Of Scriptural Truth:
Sola Scriptura: The Scripture Alone is the Standard
Soli Deo Gloria! For the Glory of God Alone
Solo Christo! By Christ’s Work Alone are We Saved
Sola Gratia: Salvation by Grace Alone
Sola Fide: Justification by Faith Alone
PRAISE GOD FOR THOSE HEROES OF THE FAITH THAT STOOD FOR TRUTH IN A VERY DARK TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH!
IT IS AGAIN TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO STAND FOR TRUTH AS REVEALED IN HOLY SCRIPTURES. MAY THE CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST COME ALIVE IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD FOR THE GOSPEL AND THE IMPACT OF HOLY SPIRIT LED LIVES!