Reformation Day (500 Years Anniversary)
Rewind to the Bible, Move Forward with the Bible!
A genuine religious reformation begins within our own Christian beliefs, based on the criterion of the bible. We must be continually reformed within our church community.
In the year 1517, Martin Luther introduced the 95 Thesis of Corruption in the Roman Catholic Church. This began a theological movement in the attempt to restore the authority of the Bible, God's grace, and the faith of Jesus Christ.
Are you familiar with when Reformation Day is celebrated? It is celebrated on October 31st. Unfortunately, it is on the same day as Halloween. As Christians, we want to remain awake and discerned in making sure that this spiritually dark event does not overshadow our biblically meaningful day of the Reformation. S.O.C Ministries has come up the Reformation Flower as a way to help Christians participate in this celebration.
The hope is that churches and Christians would commemorate the Reformation, to restore and convey faith in the Bible. Moreover, the year 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The five petals of the flower represent the five motives of the Reformation.
<The Five 'Solas'>
Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)
Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)
Sola Fide (Faith Alone)
Solus Christus (Christ Alone)
Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God Alone)
The shape of each petal symbolizes an embossed trumpet, the Hebrew Shofar. It represents proclamation, triumph, and praise in the bible. The colour purple is to represent the kingship and authority of God, just as the middle crown is to show that only Jesus is our King and Lord.
We hope that this flower will serve as a visual reminder and encouragement to embrace and to live out the faith of the Reformation as Jesus did and is able to do through us! Let rewind back to the truth of the bible and move forward in living biblically!