Church History And Modern Life- Update

Abandoned ChurchIt’s a little late but here’s the update on last Wednesdays question- What’s so important about today’s (October 31, 2007) date in church history?

For those of you who didn’t feel like Googling it or were too lazy to do it or forgot or whatever the date in question was Reformation Day. In fact it was the 490th Anniversary of Reformation Day. Just what the heck is Reformation Day you ask (and you’re no alone if you have to ask a very sad but true fact)?

Reformation Day commemorates the day that Martin Luther performed the rather simple act, hardly an unusual act among clergymen of the time, of attaching 95 theses for debate on the door of the church in Wittenburg, Germany. An act that, thanks to the printing press and the corruption of the church, sparked a church reform movement that swept through Christendom and divided it into two camps (three main camps, counting the Orthodox faith which split with Rome in the 11th century).

That’s not exactly what Luther wanted but what happened was the Lord’s will, for His own glory and purpose.  Think about that next October 31st.