HAPPY 500th BIRTHDAY REFORMATION!
On October 31, 1917, 500 years ago, Martin Luther – the best Catholic in 1517 AD! – nailed his 95 thesis to the church door in Wittenberg Germany. Why? Because he was a protesting devil? No! Luther was the most conscientious Catholic at that time, who didn’t just want to flagellate himself into perfection doing penance for his sins, or polish monastery floors squeaky clean, but he was convicted by Scripture to want to make Catholic doctrine squeaky clean again by bringing it in harmony and unity with Scripture! “Here by the grace of God I stand, and I cannot do else!”
This is a scholarly presentation by quite a few historians dissecting Martin Luther’s revolution within Christendom. Must Watch!
Lutheran Hour Ministries (2015) – In this five-session Bible study, Luther’s life and times are examined through the lens of history, religion and theology. Expanding on commentary from Rev. Gregory Seltz, Speaker for The Lutheran Hour, numerous scholars add their expertise and perspective to render an illuminating portrait of the life of this extraordinary human being. To see this video in parts: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
The influence and impact of Luther’s life is the stuff of serious study. As a forlorn sinner feeling lost and desperate before a stern and exacting Judge, Luther desponded of all hope for eternity. But as one who came to cling to the Spirit-delivered truths of justification by faith and the liberty believers experience by God’s grace, he rebounded to become a triumphant ambassador for the Gospel.
The details of Luther’s life — his childhood with his parents Hans and Margaret, his university pursuits, his decision to become a monk, his protestation of Catholic practices, his voluminous and erudite scholastic output, his life in hiding, and his roles as husband and father — are all considered in this study. A Man Named Martin is a fresh and explorative look at an individual who, down through the centuries, has increased in importance and vitality to the Christian church.
To this day, Luther’s staunch faith and the extent of his outreach, remain a standard for Christ-centered living to believers in the 21st-century.
Among the scholars and pastors featured in this documentary are Mary Jane Haemig, Joel Biermann, Gregory Seltz, Ken Schurb, Paul Maier, Robert Kolb, Daniel Preus.
The Protestant Reformation