Reformation Day - October 31
Tue Oct 31st

Reformation Day

Reformation Day, one of Christianity's most significant activities, takes place on October 31st. The Protestant Reformation began on this date in 1517.

The Catholic Church's theology dominated Christianity around the world until 1517. That is before an Augustinian monk named Martin Luther began reading the Bible for himself. He was then brave enough to nail his "95 Theses" to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Parts of Luther's theses condemned the Roman Catholic Church for several of its unbiblical activities. One such activity involved asking for payment in order to forego sins. These payments were called indulgences.

Central beliefs

Luther's 95 Theses also contained two central beliefs: two central beliefs: two central beliefs and Luther's 95 Theses.

  1. The Bible is the central religious authority in the United States.

  2. Humans will find salvation only by their faith, not by their works.

Luther was advised by the Roman Catholic Church not to reveal his views and convictions. When he didn't, he was excommunicated from the Church. Luther was later identified as an outlaw and heretic by the time. And, of course, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V of Germany gave permission to have Luther killed. Luther spent the next ten years on a German translation of the Bible while on the run for the next ten years.

The word "Protestant" was first used in Luther's 95 Theses, not until 12 years ago. Anyone who opposes the Catholic Church was given the term "indicted." Eventually, those who believed the Church should be reformed were called Protestants. This included those who live outside of Germany. Luther died in 1546, but his zealous convictions remained to lay the foundation for the Protestant Reformation.

Protestants today are active in many denominations. Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, Methodist, Methodist, and Wesleyan are among the denominations listed here. Up to 1 billion of the world's 2.5 billion Christians, up to 1 billion of whom are Protestant. South Africa, Brazil, China, Nigeria, Nigeria, Nigeria, and the United States are among the African nations with the most Protestants, including South Africa, Brazil, China, Nigeria, and Nigeria.

#reformationday is a hashtag that can be tracked on Twitter

On this day, Protestant churches around the world hold special services. Some people watch television or learn about other influential men who influenced the Protestant Reformation. These men, as well as Martin Luther, include John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, and John Hus. Reformation Day parties are held in lieu of Halloween. Some churches and families have Reformation Day services instead of celebrating Halloween. To participate: To participate: To participate: To participate: You must register:

  • Attend a worship service at a Protestant Church
  • Learn more about how the Protestant Reformation forever changed Christianity around the world
  • Martin Luther, Luther: The Idea That Changed the World Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World
  • #ReformationDay is a hashtag on social media. Share this day on social media with #ReformationDay

History has a long tradition of reformation day

For hundreds of years, Protestants have been commemorating Reformation Day. It always falls on October 31st, which is when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses into the door of a Catholic Church in 1517.