Happy Reformation Day!

Today is one of the most important days in the history of Western civilization if not the world.  On this day 493 years ago Martin Luther posted his “95 theses” on the church in Wittenberg, Germany, which catalyzed the spiritual, cultural, and social revolution known today as the Protestant Reformation.  The Reformation on only transformed the church, but also the world:  we owe much of the structure and substance of our economic (capitalism) and political (representative democracy) systems  to the doctrines and ideals of the Reformation.

Instead of writing my own thoughts on our Reformation heritage, I thought I would share with you a few helpful resources that focus on the significance and lasting blessings of the Reformation.

“What is the Reformation Day All About?”

“How the Reformation Changed the Church”

“How the Reformation Changed the World”

Sola Scriptura, Sola Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Sola Deo Gloria


One comment on “Happy Reformation Day!

  1. p160 says:

    Some Protestants have the notion that Catholics do not “believe” in the Bible, so they bring up Second Timothy 3:15-16 to support their belief of Sola Scriptura:“… from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”

    Certainly Catholics believe in the Bible (Catholics put together the Bible!) but this verse does not really support the belief of Sola Scriptura; it does not say that scripture alone is an adequate guide to the faith For that matter, the whole Bible does not say that we should believe in the Bible alone, nor does it say which books are inspired by God. This is only one hole in the belief of Sola Scriptura; there are many more.


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