Happy October 31st

31 Oct

You’ll be relieved to know that we aren’t celebrating the pagan festival of Halloween.

Instead October 31st should be a day of celebration and thanksgiving for all Christians because today is the 491st anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg.

Challies has some links to good Reformation Day articles.

David Mathis has written a post on the Desiring God blog which is well-worth reading.

You could also celebrate by downloading and listening to “Martin Luther: Lessons from his Life and Labour” by John Piper.

Martin Luther 1483-1546

Happy Reformation Day!

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5 Responses to “Happy October 31st”

  1. tyrellh October 31, 2008 at 2:25 pm #

    Happy Reformation day to you!

  2. morsec0de October 31, 2008 at 3:02 pm #

    Will you be celebrating the pagan holiday on December 25th?

    Sorry, just some good natured ribbing from an atheist. ;)

    Enjoy today, whatever you want to call it!

    Now I’m off for some candy and costume parties.

  3. James October 31, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    Thank you for your comments.

    You have a good point “morsec0de” which I feel more Christians (including myself) need to lend further thought to.

    I suppose the reason why I have a greater problem with Halloween is its trivialisation of the Devil and witchcraft.

    I will definately not be celebrating the pagan 25th December as a religious festival however I may choose to use the free time to see family, exchange gifts, eat turkey etc.

    Happy Reformation Day!

  4. Daniel Ritchie October 31, 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    I recommend the John Piper lecture on William Tyndale as well. Dr. Piper’s biographies are so Christ-exalting that one is often compelled to pause them and thank God for His goodness to His people.

  5. Ellie November 6, 2008 at 5:25 am #

    Yes this definately was a great day – Martin Luther had courage thats for sure! =)

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