What do we stand for?
This week we acknowledge Reformation Day. A very important event in the life of the Lutheran Church. Martin Luther (church reformer) had the courage to stand up for what he believed in and nailed his 95 theses to a church door for all to see. At the time (500 years ago) the Church suggested that you could pay for your sins (with indulgences) and therefore get into heaven.
To Martin Luther, this didn’t sound like the God he knew. He referred back to the scriptures which clearly stated that we are saved by faith through grace. Not by what we have done, but by what God has already done for us.
My question to you is, “What would you be willing to stand up for?” If you could nail to the door beliefs or ideas that are important to you for everyone to see, what would they be?
‘Here I Stand…’ Martin Luther
As Martin Luther once said,
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.