- Reformation Day -
Today is Reformation Day (October 31st). The day in 1517 generally given for when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the door of the Castle church in Whittenberg. Martin Luther was born in Eisbleben, Germany in the year 1483. He attended university in Eufurt, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree. At the age of 25, he entered the order of the Augustinian's in Eufurt. In 1512 he received his Doctor of Theology. He completed his famous theses and hung them on the door of his church, on the eve of All Saint's Day 1517.
We know him for the beautiful, majestic hymn...
A Mighty Fortress
"The friends of the cross affirm that the cross is good and that works are bad, for though the cross works are undone and the old Adam whose strength is in works is crucified." - Martin Luther
"Many have taken the Christian faith to be a simple and easy matter, and have even numbered it among the virtues. This is because they have not really experienced it, nor have they tested the great strength of faith." - Martin Luther