The 95 Theses Analysis

The presidential election in the United States this year has clearly showed us how divided this country is. Hundreds if not thousands are concerned with the uncertainty we will have over the next four years with a new president. As a result of the election results people are concerned, troubled, and living in fear because of all the threats the president elect made on the campaign trail. They are worried his threats may one day become a reality. Over the next four years we are living in days of uncertainty. In these uncertain days how can the church rise up and bring healing or guidance to a nation that appears to be worried? The church, as a body of Christ, can be a place for the brokenhearted, for people who are marginalized, for people …show more content…
For example, In 1517 Martin Luther wrote what is known as the 95 theses because he didn’t agree with the doctrine and the practices of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church at one time required people to pay indulgences if they wanted to be free from purgatory. The abuse of the indulgences is what led Martin Luther to take a stand against the Catholic Church. Luther believed the church shouldn’t be known for the purchases of indulgences. He felt what they were doing went against God and what the scriptures said. Martin Luther was trying to unite the church with his writings with the intent of the church reforming and changing the way things were being done. However, as a result of the writing of the 95 theses and standing his ground on what he believed was right for the church, the church became divided. This period became known as the protestant reformation because many churches were being formed that were no longer under the catholic leadership. Even though churches were being formed under different authority they were still united through the belief of Jesus Christ as Lord and …show more content…
The actions of some of these Christian leaders are the reason people stay away from the church. However, the church is a place bent on justice for all human kind. Obery Hendricks said Jesus came for those who were oppressed, beaten down, crushed by unjust laws because of their ethnicity, economic status, and if they are women. There are many women whose voices are being silent in the church. It is good they are saved, but it is not good they are denied the opportunity to proclaim the word of God to others. The church is not a place where only a man can stand in the pulpit and bring a word of deliverance. In response to the sexism woman are trying to work out how they belong to the church in their own right, and how they too are builders of the church. Women are taking a stand against the sexism and not allowing their voices to be silenced any longer. Many women are getting the education they need which will qualify them to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ with the intention of assisting in the building of the church. There are a good number of churches who understand God is calling woman to carry out his task to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. The church is slowly becoming a place where woman would no longer be oppressed, but they will be able to share and tell their story of how they were delivered from living in the world to now taking a stand to proclaim the good news

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