Reformation 500: Looking Back, Living Forward

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast.”  Ephesians 4:8-9

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle church in Germany. His list of questions and propositions sparked the Protestant Reformation. The event inspired thousands to rethink their relationship with God and the church, including the founders of the Presbyterian Church. The reformation ideas
spread quickly across Europe and influenced people like John Calvin and John Knox, profound influencers of the Presbyterian faith.

The issues of refugees, worship, social justice and changing communication fueled the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago and are challenging us today. We Presbyterians exist in an imperfect school of Christ. But we exist here through the grace and mercy of our sovereign God, who has chosen us and called us to serve in new and always reforming ways.

-From Presbyterians Today, October/November 2017