True Protestantism 500 Years Later
October 24-26, 2017
Faith Free Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
500 years ago on October 31, a German monk on the faculty of the University of Wittenberg took a step that others had taken before him. Dr. Martin Luther published a series of propositions for theological debate among the members of the faculty. He posted the propositions, 95 of them, in Latin on the door of the Castle Church. Enterprising businessmen arranged for the theses to be translated into German, printed, and disseminated across the countryside. In such an apparently innocuous fashion, the movement began that gained the designation of the Protestant Reformation.
Five centuries after those events, the legacy of the Reformation appears more clouded than ever before. The rationalism of the Enlightenment robbed Protestantism of its passion and power. Modern liberalism cast doubt on Protestantism’s theological core. Ecumenical apostasy and New Evangelical compromise with it blurred the lines of separation between Protestantism and the false religion against which it contended. Even some celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation’s beginning have introduced confusion about Protestantism’s substance and continued existence.
The American Council of Christian Churches calls its 76th annual convention to reassert the fundamental truths of Protestantism with the desire to see its revival in spiritual power. The convention seeks to remind Christians of foundational and apostolic truths that the Reformers sought to recover from centuries of theological perversion and moral confusion and to engender the resolve of the Lord’s people to take their stand where Luther and the other Reformers took theirs—on the bedrock of Holy Scripture, the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
Go to the Annual Convention page here for more information and to register online.
Convention schedule is available here.
The Convention brochure is available here.