Halloween or Reformation Day?

October 31 is one of the biggest days for Christians to remember. In 1517, Martin Lurther, a German monk, nailed his ideas on a church door.  The printing press was the new way to communicate.  So his ideas soon spread and led to a great revival of God’s truth and the emergence of Protestant churches.  What resulted were five principles of scripture that were easy to understand and teach. They are:

Scripture Alone—2 Timothy 3:14-17

Christ Alone—I Timothy 2:5-6

Faith Alone—Romans 3:20-25

Grace Alone—Ephesians 2:8-10

To the Glory of God Alone—Ephesians 1:1-6

Halloween can be a lot of fun and a good time for families to “Play” together.  Children love to pretend and parents need to find ways to stimulate their imaginations.  I found that Family Play Days were a way to bind us all together and get the children to listen to us later when we decided to teach something.  Enjoy those play moments!

But, don’t leave out these five great biblical principles.  Tell them some stories about Martin Luther or John Calvin, or the Christians who died so these principles could be passed on to us.  Do you know and believe them yourself?

What if there had never been a Reformation?  Would the sovereignty of God in salvation have been smothered over another two or three hundred years?  How different would America have been without these principles? Something to think upon.  Happy Halloween.

About Carol Brandt

I earned a B.A. in History from Florida State University and M.Ed in.Higher Education from Florida Atlantic University. I taught high school social studies before “retiring” to full-time homemaking and raising two daughters. Now I love being a grandmother to four boys and a girl. I have also raised five collies.

My husband, John, was an optometrist, who worked tirelessly for his profession through private practice and as a consultant, and served on the Board of Trustees of Illinois College of Optometry for twenty years.

Ernest Reisinger was my chief mentor in this warm-hearted application of Calvinism. He gave me many books! The Founders Journal and Founders Conferences, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Charles Spurgeon have been other sources of Reformed thinking as well as the other warm-hearted ones listed in my book, “Warm-hearted Calvinists.”

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