Articles and thoughts by Steve Green.
On this day in 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, thus igniting a firestorm within the Catholic church and causing a huge upheaval of distrust in Papal authority.
Unable to bear up under the crushing weight of a holy God’s righteous demands, nor able to appease his conscience by strenuous works and penance, Luther finally saw the truth of the gospel in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans. “I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith’.” Romans 1:16-17 (emphasis mine)
The five great affirmations of the Reformation are:
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