Did you know that October 31st is the birthday of evangelical churches? October 2017, in particular, commemorated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

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On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther took a bold and courageous stance, when he nailed his "95 Theses" to the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg to protest the unbiblical teachings and practices that were prevalent in his day.


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He called for the return of an obstinate church to the essential truth of the gospel, that sinners are justified by grace alone (sola gratia), through faith alone (sola fide), on the Word alone (sola Scriptura), because of Christ alone (solus Christus), to the glory of God alone (soli Deo Gloria).


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The following men contributed to the Reformation's legacy:


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Desiderius Erasmus

Born: October 1466, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Died: July 12, 1536, Basel Switzerland



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Martin Luther

Born: November 10, 1483, Eisleben, Germany

Died: February 18, 1546, Eisleben, Germany



 MC Legacy John Calvin

John Calvin

Born: July 10, 1509, Noyon, France

Died: May 27, 1564, Geneva Switzerland



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Here are some links with additional information for celebrating Reformation Day every October 31st to commemorate the birthday for evangelical churches.


Reformation Locations

Click on each map symbol to learn the significance of each geographical location.

The map is interactive so you can zoom in or out for different perspectives.







Reformation Day Celebration

October 31


Click the icon to watch a 3:00 video 

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For an entire guide to celebrating the Reformation, click here to purchase A Night of Reformation from Doorposts.



For by grace you have been saved through faith;

and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;

not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.

- Ephesians 2: 8 - 9



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