As October 31st approaches, many of us turn our attentions to Halloween. Just so you know, this post has nothing to do with the the merits of celebrating or abstaining from Halloween. Rather, it’s purpose is to remind us of an even greater reason to commemorate this day. “What’s that?” you ask: Reformation Day!
On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther, the reformer, posted his 95 Theses on the church door at Wittenburg. Thus setting off a providential chain of events that historians refer to as the Reformation.
Theologians have categorized the biblical truths reclaimed during this time as “The Five Solas”. Michael Horton’s article is a great introduction to understanding just what was at stake and why we would do well to remember October 31.