Some people celebrate Reformation Day. I don't.
I think it is a day for mourning and being depressed. The whole thing is quite sad.
It's sad that the Roman Catholic Church, or "Western Church", if you will, could not accept we are saved by God's grace alone through faith alone, and that faith being a work of God and not of man.
And for those who are now separated from the Roman Catholic Church, was this really a good thing?
When one looks at what has happened to "the Protestant world" since then, it should make one cry.
It has become every man for himself, in a way, just like the Romans said it would be.
We have the Lutheran Confessions, but since everyone else also has the scriptures now, it can all be twisted around. And it has been.
Witness all the Protestant factions, cults, TV ministers, church growthers, and liberalism that has, I dare say, resulted directly from the Reformation.
Now, I am thankful that we don't live in a world under the rule of a ruthless and maniacal pope. But sometimes when I look at what has happened to Christianity since the Reformation, it makes me feel bad.
So forgive me for not thinking it a day to celebrate.