"On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany, beginning what would become known as the Protestant Reformation. Ironically, these 'Theses' were not an attack on the Church as much as a reintroduction of what true repentance really meant and a call to return to it."1
We now find ourselves just a few days away from October 31, 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The Church today is in a similar place of lack in understanding true repentance. We are still not yet operating in the full potential the Church was established by Jesus to display.
In Martin Luther's Day, sin and corruption were rampant, immorality was destroying the family, and "truth" was whatever influential people said it was. Sound familiar?
Our Generals have written a new Reformation Manifesto specifically for this 500th anniversary on October 31, 2017. You can read it and download it here.
We are asking you to:
- Read it and pray through it as often as possible through this month and up to October 31, 2017.
- Consider gathering people for prayer at a church or in a home or other location on October 31, 2017. Pray through the items mentioned on the Manifesto.
- Print it out* and post it on the door of your home.
- Print it out* and post it on the door of your business, if you own your own business or if your employer is willing.
- If you are a Pastor or Minister of a local church, print it out* and post it on the door(s) of your church or ministry.
- If you are not the pastor of a local church, forward it to your ministry leader or bring them a copy and ask them if they will post it on the doors of their church. Also, see if they will print copies* for the congregation to take home to post.
*We recommend it be printed on Southworth Fine Parchment Paper 984C for best results.
1 Jacobs, Cindy. The Reformation Manifesto: Your Part in God's Plan to Change Nations Today. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2008.