Remembering the Reformation

31st October 2017 marks the 500 year anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.

 

Why bother remembering it? Here are three good reasons:

 

Firstly, it placed the Bible in the hands of ordinary men and women like us.

 

Secondly, it gave us spiritual freedom based on the understanding that God restores our relationship with him through what Jesus has done - not what we do.

 

Thirdly, it gave us religious freedom by breaking the Roman Catholic Church's monopoly on the Christian faith and gave Christians the ability to think about what they believed and why.

 

For a short, easy-to-digest summary of why we're joining Christians around the world in remembering Martin Luther and his contemporaries, whose bravery marked the beginning of a movement that changed both the Church and the world, check out the short video to the right. 

If you've got a bit more time on your hands and want to dive deeper, there are some excellent articles available:

Why the reformation remains relevant after 500 years.

How has the reformation changed society?

Does justification by faith still matter?

Got questions, or not sure what the fuss is about? Get in touch and we'll be happy to talk it through with you.