Taking a Stand

by Matt Dzoan

Yay! Another holiday! No, not Halloween. I’m talking about Reformation Day. If you don’t know what Reformation Day is, you’ve come to the right place. And if you do know, well, just continue reading anyways.

Reformation Day is on October 31. On this date in 1517, Martin Luther wrote the 95 theses. He wrote these 95 problems of the Catholic Church to show them that they had been disrespecting Scripture and treating common people poorly. Martin Luther, and many others, strongly disagreed with how the Catholic Church acted.

The goal was to cause a reformation. Instead, there was more of a revolution. 

Many people broke away from the Catholic Church and formed a group called the Protestants. The reformation was, in a sense, a rebirth. It caused people to stand up for what they believe in. Standing up for what we believe in is a huge role in Christianity. Teachers and professors are going to be saying that Christianity is a lie. We, as Christians, need to stand up for our beliefs. Martin Luther and other protestant reformers set a great example and were not conformists. They didn’t just go in with the crowd. They weren’t “mainstream”. They decided to stand up for their beliefs. Christians need to do what they have done and follow in their footsteps. Thanks for your time and have a great holiday!

Signing off, Matt Dzoan.