On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther shared Ninety-Five Theses with the world. It was reported that he nailed the Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, as a way to invite people to a debate.
As part of the Reformation 500 celebration, the Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Conference (CELC) prepared a new set of Ninety-Five Theses, put together by a committee of fifteen pastors from around the world. These Theses were approved at a meeting of the CELC in Grimma, Germany on June 29, 2017.
The CELC’s Ninety-Five Theses for the 21st Century, unlike Luther’s, present all the basic teachings of the Bible as confessed in the Lutheran Church. They are organized according to the outline of Luther’s Catechism, which to this day is treasured as a teaching tool in the churches of the CELC.
Please click HERE to watch a presentation. For more information on the international church body, the CELC, please click HERE. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, and by extension Star of Bethlehem, are proud members of the CELC.