October 31st of THIS year begins the one year countdown to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which officially began when Martin Luther nailed the Ninety-Five Theses to Castle Church door in Wittenberg in 1517. Five hundred years later, we still need Jesus. Five hundred years later, God continues to bless us with His Word. Five hundred years later, God provides GRACE through FATH by GRACE. Five hundred years later, it is still ALL ABOUT JESUS.
The Motto of the Reformation: VDMA
Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (The Word of the Lord Endures Forever) is the motto of the Lutheran Reformation, a confident expression of the enduring power and authority of God’s Word. It is based on I Peter 1:24-25. This motto first appeared in the court of Frederick the Wise in 1522, when he had it sewn into the sleeve of the court’s official clothing.
Watch for more details about the Reformation history, upcoming Anniversary celebration plans, and more interesting facts throughout Zion newsletters and other publications in the next year. You can also visit lutheranreformation.org for more information.