Happy Reformation Day!


It’s tradition that I re-post this every year!

Here is a rare image of Martin Luther nailing a Gospel tract to the doors of a church in Wittenberg, Germany (the Million Dollar indulgence tract had not yet been invented). Shortly thereafter, he stood on a milk crate and preached at traffic signals where he was castigated by other Christians for being too zealous.

On October 31, 1517, one man did something outrageous: He challenged those who misrepresented the man who did something outrageously wonderful 2000 years ago. Because of one man’s convictions, the rest of us have the privilege—and freedom—to tell others that they can go directly to God without charge or priest! The assumption is, of course, that people will tell others…

Read more about Reformation Day here:

(This is my edited version from Wikipedia) Reformation Day is a holiday celebrated in remembrance of the Reformation, particularly by Lutheran and Reformed church communities. It takes place on October 31 and is an official holiday in many countries. It coincides with Halloween, the eve before All Saints’ Day.

On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted a proposal at the doors of a church in Wittenberg, Germany to debate the doctrine and practice of indulgences. This proposal is popularly known as the 95 Theses, which he nailed to the Castle Church doors.

This was not an act of defiance or provocation as is sometimes thought. Since the Castle Church faced Wittenberg’s main thoroughfare, the church door functioned as a public bulletin board and was therefore the logical place for posting important notices. Nonetheless, the event created a controversy between Luther and those allied with the Pope over a variety of doctrines and practices. When Luther and his supporters were excommunicated in 1520, the Lutheran, Reformed and Anabaptist traditions were born.


  1. Wow! I had no idea Luther was a stop-light preacher! 😛

  2. True boldness back in the day . . . .

  3. Great point of view, I completely agree.

  4. I did notice that you quote from Wikipedia. Apparently, someone has not been to school for a long, long time. Universities and colleges (intellectuals) do not accept Wikipedia as a citable source due to the fact they have been plagued by tainted consensus. Furthermore, I do not find any references. Shame on you! Tony Dahlin Venice PS; how can anyone misrepresent a legend? Davy Crockett was a legend and I have seen him (on TV) and read him from many viewpoints. None I would call a misrepresentation!

  5. Hi Tony,

    I’m unclear as to your objections. I used a very short bit of info from Wikipedia and that info is correct.

    And I agree with you that Wikipedia’s info is mostly biased with a liberal slant.


  6. This is great, thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh, this is actually a year-old post. That explains the comments.

    Wikipedia comment is hilarious, however.

  8. Thank the Lord for what Martin Luther did by the power of the Holy Spirit!

    Happy Reformation Day!!!

  9. Indeed Conservapedia is much more reliable, can’t wait till they get their bible published. No more liberal bibles for me!

  10. I went to Conservapedia once, it was hilarious. I wasn’t aware that Wikipedia has a liberal bias however, can someone site an actual example on Wiki that shows its ‘liberal’ bias?

  11. Vintango2k:

    I believe it was that great prophet Steven Colbert who put it best: “Reality has a well-known liberal bias.”

  12. Steven Colbert is the only truly conservative.

  13. Just out of curiosity, who were the “Anabaptists” and what were their traditions?

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