A prayer of gratefulness for the Reformation

Tom’s insights and prayer on this day of remembrance – Thank you, brother!


Today marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, when a 33-year-old Augustinian friar, Martin Luther, nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, in Saxony, Germany on October 31st, 1517. The Holy Spirit would use Luther and the other Reformers in a mighty way to recover the Good News! Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone that was preached by the New Testament church, but had been buried beneath layers of religious legalism, ritual, tradition, and ceremony created by the institutional church of Rome.

I’m so grateful for the early Reformers. It took great courage and faith for Luther, Zwingli, Calvin and the others to oppose Rome at a time when such opposition often meant certain death. Over the ages, many believers were persecuted and even martyred for their faith in Christ. I can pick up my…

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8 thoughts on “A prayer of gratefulness for the Reformation

  1. That was a good post from Tom! This is what I wrote: “I too am grateful for the Reformation! While I didn’t mention about the Reformation on Sunday (I was so focused on preaching on my passage in light of our Romans series) our church definitely through conversations and other teachings know how important the Reformation is!!! I’m glad the Lord brought about the Reformation that was important point in history that allow the clarity of the Gospel that is important for your salvation and mine!!!”

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