Under God, Luther provided ‘the spark’ for what we call “The Reformation” exactly 500 years ago. A great spiritual renewal began, firstly in Luther himself as he discovered the glorious Gospel through his study of the Scriptures, then spreading and transforming the lives of countless others. When ordered to renounce truths such as justification by faith alone through God’s grace, the sufficiency and supreme authority of Scripture, and the priesthood of all believers, Luther refused, declaring, “Here I stand, I can do no other.”
Five hundred years later our brothers and sisters in Eastern Europe are taking their own stand in this anniversary year of the Reformation. Thousands of evangelistic events have been planned in the many countries in which SGA serves. Here are some of the highlights.