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