Church History Conference Coming October 29-30
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses upon the Wittenberg Church door. Luther's purpose was to initiate a debate about abuses within the Roman Catholic Church. His protest drew attention to false teachings such as the sale of indulgences and the concept of purgatory. It was a public moment that launched the Protestant Reformation and began a return to biblical truth, particularly the truth that man is justified by faith in the atoning work of Christ Jesus alone. While there were others who were working to reform the Catholic Church, Luther’s act marked lasting change in the Church, returning the people to the Scriptures as their ultimate authority. This year, we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s declaration.
To that end we are having a Church History Conference at Providence. Dr. Michael Haykin from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will be leading us to discover the early English Reformers. This year the conference will be on Sunday evening, October 29 from 4:00-6:00 and Monday evening, October 30 from 6:00-7:45. Please go ahead and save the date. Dr Haykin will present the information in a lively way. It is a great event to invite friends and homeschool groups to participate. A light snack will be served between each lecture.