The Protestant Reformation, October 31, 1517. Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the church at Wittenberg, Germany. The Church was compromised, indulgences, priestly superiority, Scripture kept away from the common people. Martin Luther protested for change to come from within. Church was lifeless, it had become political with too much power.
At the time of the Reformation, everyone had accepted what was being taught, not taught. You pay for indulgences, saved by works, priest was right even if unscriptural, Latin mass...no options. Martin Luther protested and he took his life in his hands. Today, we stand at a similar crossroads. Because of unfamiliarity with Scripture, the masses accept whatever the spiritual leaders teach, the church has become lifeless, powerless. We have plenty of copies of Scripture but we’re ignorant.
We need another reformation. I believe we are in the beginning stages of a Holy Spirit Reformation. Today, I am protesting against a lifeless, compromised, apathetic church.