501 years ago today (31st Oct 1517), Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg Germany. Essentially, Luther was protesting against the selling of forgiveness through the Roman Catholic church’s indulgence system. That is not grace, that is not free, Luther was saying, that is NOT God’s way! Enjoy the day and remember that our righteousness is an external – an alien – righteousness given to us, in grace, made possible through the life and death of Jesus Christ. By faith in Christ (which is itself a gift) we are forgiven of all our sins and are declared righteous before God. What a wonderful message!

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