On October 31st in the year 1517 a German Monk by the name of Martin Luther penned his now famous 95 thesis and nailed them to doors of the Church. This document was a blistering attack on the corruptions of the Vatican, and the outlandish excess of the current Pope. Rome responded by labeling Luther as a Heretic and excommunicating him from the Catholic Church. But this response was too little too late. The writings of Luther had already begun to spread like wild fire from city to city, state to state and finally country to country in what is now known as the Protestant Reformation – a Reformation that would take on a life of its own and bring about new doctrines and beliefs, some of which were very far removed from the Biblical Truth Luther claimed to be in search of. Luther’s Reformation would become a whirlwind of chaos, giving rise to seditions, heresies and birthing thousands of different Christian Denominations. Luther was once quoted as saying "I would never have thought that such a storm would rise from Rome over one simple scrap of paper..." , Regardless of his original intentions, Martin Luther remains hero to some and villain to others. But if we are to judge truly we must judge according to the words of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Bible. Join us today for another edition of “From Darkness to Light” as we examine how one man’s stand against evil gave birth to a new evil just as corrupt and enduring as the former.
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