On 31 October 2017 a German scholar, Roman Catholic monk, and parish priest named Martin Luther sent a document to his bishop outlining 95 arguments against a corrupt, deceitful, and abusive church practice that contradicted the Bible’s teaching. He then nailed the same 95 theses to the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, which served as a public noticeboard. This document proved to be the wind that fanned the sparks of reformation into flame across Europe and over the years that followed changes of epic proportions happened as Christians rediscovered the core message of the Bible, realigned church practice with the biblical Christian faith, and registered a protest with the status quo.
What led up to this event? How did it play out? Why is it so important? What was so different about the beliefs of the “Evangelicals”, “Protestants”, or “Reformers” or whatever they are called that led to separation from the Roman Catholic Church? What lessons can be learned from the Reformation today? You may find the answers to these questions and more, if you visit a new exhibit hosted by Grace Baptist Church Wood Green this autumn.
Reformation: 500th Anniversary provides an introductory but thorough survey of the events and personalities of the Protestant Reformation, including the lead up to and aftermath of 1517. The exhibit is attractively presented in an accessible and engaging format. Viewing days and times will vary, so it is best to call 07582503683 in advance to ensure it is open. The exhibit will be most available from Sunday 08 October to Monday 16 October.
On Wednesday 11 October, the exhibit will be open for viewing from 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be available, a pianist will play music from and inspired by the Reformation, and Ryan King, the exhibit author, will give a talk followed by Q&A. All are welcome – indeed encouraged! – to attend.