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Dr. Peter Hammond from the South African Reformation Society wrote an article as to why the Reformation was important and why we should celebrate it:

“This year, Reformation Day, 31 October 2007, will be the 490 th Anniversary of Dr Martin Luther nailing the 95 Theses to the church door of the Schlosskirsche in Wittenberg. 10 Jubilees!

Western civilisation has been blessed with the greatest freedoms, productivity and prosperity ever known in history. The liberty, standards of justice and creativity enjoyed in Western civilisation is a direct result of the Protestant Reformation of the 16 th Century.

Our Lord Jesus Christ taught: “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

It was Martin Luther’s earnest quest for peace with God and his intensive study of the Scriptures which led him to challenge the unethical fund-raising tactics of the papacy and launch the Protestant Reformation. Luther’s love for the Word of God and his dedication to truth led him to challenge the entire ecclesiastical and political authority of the Roman Catholic church and the Holy Roman Empire.”

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