Yesterday, October 31st, marked the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg castle door. It was meant as a way to bring about serious debate over many errors in the church compared to the standard of the Scriptures, especially concerning salvation and justification by faith alone. It was not taken well by the RCC leaders, BUT the 95 Theses were spread far and wide by the timely invention of the Gutenberg printing press (their version of social media & internet 500 years ago!). It caught on with those who had ears to hear and hearts that were receptive. In honor of Luther's obedient and faithful act, I offer this quote on some very practical ways of fighting the good fight and maintaining a walk of holiness and faith:
"When the devil throws our sins up to us and declares that we deserve death and hell, we ought to speak thus: “I admit that I deserve death and hell. What of it? Does this mean that I shall be sentenced to eternal damnation? By no means. For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction in my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Where he is, there I shall be also.”
Robert Thomas Clark, M.Div.
Follower of Christ