Thirteen years after the posting of the 95 Theses, nine years after the Diet of Worms and the condemnation of Luther, one year after the publication of the Large and Small Catechisms, the Lutheran princes come to Augsburg for an Imperial Diet. At this Diet they are asked by Emperor Charles V to bring forth a confession of their faith for discussion and debate to try to end the divisions in the Holy Roman Empire. On June 25th, 1530 they do just that by presenting the Augsburg Confession as their faith and the faith of their people. While the 95 Theses may have started the Reformation, the Augsburg Confession is truly one of the Reformation’s crowning achievements. The clarity and simplicity of this statement of faith has been the foundation of the Lutheran church since it was presented. Thus in this the 500th anniversary of the Reformation we will take up once again the Augsburg Confession and study how it truly deserves to be held up as one of the great creeds of the church.
Our study of the Augsburg Confession will begin on All Saints Day, November 1st, 2017 at 7pm. We will be using the 2nd Edition of the Reader’s Edition of the Book of Concord, which will be provided for free to all who desire this magnificent book. We hope you will be able to join us as we look at the fruit of the 95 Theses that Luther posted on Oct. 31st, 1517. Please talk to the Pastor, Elders or Paul Edmon if you have any questions.