Reformation Day

Legend speaks of a nail being driven into a church door in Wittenberg, Germany on October 31, 1517--sparking a controversial debate—culminating in what we now call the Protestant Reformation!

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses outlined his complaints about church practices, which ultimately resulted in charges of heresy, and an audience before the Holy roman Emperor during which he famously declared, “my conscience is captive to the Word of God.”

Soon after he translated the Bible into German so that every person could have the opportunity to both hear and understand the biblical text in the common tongue—ushering in a new era of biblical engagement!

Luther’s translation of the German Bible was the most important Bible translation in Germany for hundreds of years!


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