Luther Test As we celebrate “Reformation 500” here is a brief true/ false quiz on the life of Luther.
T F Luther grew up with a great fear of God and hell. Luther became a monk and confessed his sins as often as 20 times a day.
T F At age 30 Luther discovered the Bible taught that people were saved by faith, not works. In 1517 Luther posted the 95 Theses to challenge teachings of the Catholic church.
T F Luther, at the risk of excommunication and death, stood for what he believed in the Bible.
T F Martin Luther invited John Tetzel to his home for discussion and the first potluck dinner, complete with cheese whiz sandwiches.
If you answered “true” give yourself an “A.” (except the last one!) As a result Luther will remain a key focus through the month of October, since it marks the 500 year anniversary of the nailing of the 95 Theses. That bold move became a defining point in world and church history and redefined the western world for centuries to come. As a result people are talking and thinking about this great reformer who also gave the people tools: hymns, catechisms, and Bibles in the people’s language. We should be talking about Luther this month! But the central person of the reformation remains Jesus. Luther helped to reform the church from the false doctrine of his day, but Christ of course, is the founder of the church. Christ is also its Savior. The church will always battle false teachings, misunderstanding, opposition from the world, hatred from without, and sometimes apathy from within. But Jesus said that a confession of Him as Savior is a gift from God. He even said the gates of Hades will not overcome his church. Christ’s church and His victory remains. On the last day it will be evident to all. Happy Reformation.
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. Matthew 16:18