Today, October 31st, is in the liturgical calendar what is called Reformation Day. It was on this day in 1517 when Martin Luther, a Augustinian monk, nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenburg, Germany. This was the beginning of the Protestant Reformation out of which came important doctrine such as justification by faith alone, Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone), Sola Fide (Faith Alone) and so on. It is on such truths that the church today must “hang its hat” and not pay attention to the “slappy happy” teachings found in so many churches today.
Remember that Jesus taught us to live by faith and that that faith will carry us through any circumstance that we may find ourselves in; be it trial or tribulation or through times of prosperity. Remember that our Lord promised that He would never leave us or forsake us; and He would always be with us, even if “we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13)
So the next time that you find yourself foundering in your faith, remember that your hope can be found in Christ Alone — another teaching that came out of the Reformation — and let yourself be embraced by His love for you.
Remember as well the courage and faith of men and women like Martin Luther who risked their lives for the courage of their convictions. If it were not for such people, I don’t think that we would have the freedom to worship the way we have today. Have a happy Reformation Day!