The other significance about this day is that it is Reformation Day. 490 years ago, a monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Although there were some rumblings within the church before Luther picked up hammer and nail (timeline), this day stands as the recognized beginning of the Great Reformation. After years of believing that he had to do penance to earn his way to Heaven, Luther realized that it is by faith in Christ alone - sola fide - that he is made justified in God's sight.
I want to direct your attention to a few sites that are discussing/honoring Reformation Day:
- LaShawn Barber
- Gary Held
- Jared Nelson
- Of First Importance
- Dan Phillips: last year and this year
- Michael Spencer
Added: Challies has his annual Reformation Day Symposium, which offers many more links.
And: The Reformation Polka...
(HT: Timmy Brister)