Did you know that October 31st is the birthday for evangelical churches? This month, October 2017, in particular, commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther took a bold and courageous stance, when he nailed his "95 Theses" to the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg to protest the unbiblical teachings and practices that were prevalent in his day.
He called for the return of an obstinate church to the essential truth of the gospel, that sinners are justified by grace alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), on the Word alone (sola Scriptura), because of Christ alone (solus Christus), to the glory of God alone (soli Deo Gloria).
The following men contributed to the Reformation's legacy:
Born: October 1466, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died: July 12, 1536, Basel Switzerland
Born: November 10, 1483, Eisleben, Germany
Died: February 18, 1546, Eisleben, Germany
Born: July 10, 1509, Noyon, France
Died: May 27, 1564, Geneva Switzerland
Click on the image below to read the complete October 2017 article in the Midnight Call magazine
Here are some links with additional information for celebrating Reformation Day every October 31st to commemorate the birthday for evangelical churches.
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Reformation Day Celebration
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For an entire guide to celebrating the Reformation, click here to purchase A Night of Reformation from Doorposts.
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
- Ephesians 2: 8 - 9