On the 31st October 1517, a German priest and scholar, Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it. The paper contains ninety-five revolutionary statements of his opinions and propositions.
One of the more famous statements in Luther’s paper is the one that vehemently condemns the church’s corrupt practice of asking payment — called “indulgences”— from members in order for their sins to be forgiven.
That brave act of posting the paper on the door of the Castle Church, is today used to symbolise the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. The last Sunday of October—called “Reformation Sunday”—is set up to remember and thank God for this.
I write, on behalf of the Singapore Council of Christian Churches, to invite you to keep the following dates free to attend a series of lectures and talks to commemorate and to learn more about the Reformation.
* Emmanuel BPC is located on the 11th Floor of One Perminpin, Perminpin Drive.
** All church leaders are especially encouraged to attend this .
The speaker in this series of lectures and talks is Professor Daniel Doriani, from the Covenant Theological Seminary, Missouri, USA.
The subject titles may sound ordinary, but Prof Doriani assures us that he is preparing to bring out the deeper nuances related to these doctrines in his talks.
I do strongly encourage you to attend all or one of these talks.
Pastor Robert Chew