Today, October 31, 2012, we celebrate Martin Luther’s so-called inauguration of the Reformation when he nailed his 95 theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenburg, Germany (October 31, 1517). Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to sit down and write an in-depth article on Martin Luther and the Reformation. I wish I did! But that’s OK, because many other faithful men have already done so. So, I simply make available here a couple of resources to serve as your edification for this Reformation Day. If you are unfamiliar with the Reformation and the teachings it emphasized (a return to Scripture and the biblical gospel of justification by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone), then let these resources serve as your introduction.
1. R.C. Sproul discusses the life of Martin Luther and the heart of the controversy that his 95 theses ignited, thus kicking off the Reformation. I highly recommend this in-depth historical overview.
2. Kevin DeYoung gets to the heart of the gospel and the Reformation controversy in this article on Five Key Concepts In the Reformation Understanding of Justification.