500 years ago, this fall, a Roman Catholic priest, named Martin Luther, produced a list of theological statements that addressed doctrinal concerns facing the church of his day. He reportedly posted the list on the door of a prominent church in Wittenberg, Germany to make its contents available to the public. Translations of Luther’s famous “95 Theses” were soon reprinted and distributed throughout Europe. This act marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, a theological movement that changed history and that is still impacting the Christian Church throughout the world, to this day.
A biblical truth emphasized in the Reformation is the idea that salvation is given by grace alone, received through faith alone, and based on the work of Christ alone. In other words, acceptance with God is not something we earn through our moral effort; it is a gift from God.
This fall at ACC, to commemorate these great Reformation truths, we will be studying the New Testament book of Galatians.