Germany, on 31 October 1517, Martin Luther published his Ninety-Five Theses. Now, 500 years later, it is a good moment to have again a closer look at it.
Today’s topic is on the motivation of Martin Luther, what he was aiming for and what he did. According to Wikipedia, the theses debated and criticised the Church and the papacy, but concentrated upon the selling of indulgences and doctrinal policies about purgatory, particular judgement, and the authority of the Pope.
Martin Luther recognized many problematic issues and he intended to initiate a reformation of the Church. Ultimately, he saw no other approach than publishing this Ninety-Five Theses, on 31 October 1517.
Sadly, there was almost no insight, a reformation seemed unnecessary – but it was really necessary! In this context, many sad stories are reported in the history books, too.
All this lead to a point, where a schism was inevitable. Contrary to the intention of reforming the Church, that led to another one instead, with a fast and comprehensive spreading throughout the world.
Last, but not least, The Castiron invites you to have a look at today’s impressive video; probably, the performed song of Amazing Grace can reflect somewhat of Martin Luther’s person and his concerns, finally named the Protestant Reformation.
See you next Friday. - God bless you, all the best! The Castiron