For there is no distinction, since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. This nugget from Paul’s letter to the Romans may not seem like a major breakthrough, but it is the insight and inspiration that led Martin Luther to nail the 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. Thus, 500 years ago, the Reformation began. And, one could argue, things have not been the same ever since.
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