Luther nailed it

Act 500 years ago started Protestant Reformation

Posted: October 28, 2017 at 1 a.m.

William Haas of Bella Vista portrays Martin Luther during a program Wednesday at Village Bible Church in Bella Vista. Haas’ Luther reflects on his beliefs later in life. “Luther did not want the church named after him,” Haas said. “It had gotten out of hand by the time he died.”

"On Oct. 31, 1517, an Augustinian monk walked outside his parish, where he served willingly, and nailed 95 statements to the church door to start collegial conversation with the Roman Catholic Church about the church's errors.

Anniversary celebration

Many area churches have programs planned to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 thesis to the door of his church in Germany. Many Christians in the Reform Tradition consider this the start of the Protestant Reformation. To get information about these events, read the Local Notes in today’s Religion section.

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