On October 31, 2022 we celebrate an event in the history of Christianity that led to the formation of the Protestant denomination — the 505th Anniversary of the Reformation.
Eduard Grabovenko, head bishop of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith Pentecostals, congratulated Protestant Christians on the significant date.
“505 years ago Martin Luther translated the New Testament from Greek and Latin into German in order to make it more accessible to all the people of the “Holy Roman Empire of the German nation” and posted 95 theses on the doors of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. They were the beginning of a movement for the renewal of the church. The basic principles of the Reformation were the “five only”: Scripture alone, faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone, glory to God alone.
The ideas of the Reformation unite different Christian churches and help us see each other as part of God's large family. I thank God that He gives opportunities to spread His Word amd make it accessible to many nations.
May the Reformation be not just a date on the calendar and in the lives of each of us, but may God’s Word bring changes so that we can establish and expand God's kingdom and preach the Gospel in word and deed.”
The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith/Pentecostals