On this day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenburg. The fires of the Reformation were already smoldering and thereafter, swelled into a blaze. It would not benefit us to whitewash Luther’s sins and foibles, but it would behoove us to thank God for a justified “chief of sinners” like this man. I am grateful for him. He makes me feel normal, and he helps me see Christ more clearly.

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2 thoughts on “A Blessed Reformation Day”

  1. Roberta says:

    Praise God!

  2. Dubbahdee says:

    Nuanced performance. Note that his final refusal was not at all triumphant or bombastic. It was in fact regretful and reluctant, carrying the full weight of Luther's realization that what he was saying had enormous ramifications for himself — and for all Christendom. I would like to think this was indeed how it played out. All calls to reformation should be this humble.

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