Saturday, October 31, 2009

Reformation Day 2009

492 years ago today nails driven into the wooden doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, brought the Church back to the nails driven into Christ’s cross nearly 1,500 years earlier. I thank God for Dr. Martin Luther and all of the other great reformers in the life of the Church, who restored the one doctrine of the Church Universal, so that we all might live in Christ’s Gospel promise, free from the terror of the Law.

For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
Colossians 2:9-15 ESV

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