Quite frankly, I was more than a little surprised when I went to the website of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and saw there was no mention of Reformation Day tomorrow. Nor was there mention of Martin Luther and what he did on the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
Martin Luther was a freedom fighter of the first rank. Corrupt Roman Catholic Popes ran the culture of the 1500's and insisted that priests and indulgences that you had to pay for were the only way you could access God.
Think about the change because of Luther. Before him, the church insisted that your eternity depended on stuff you did. Luther took the Bible and showed that the price had been paid and that anybody at anytime could access God, regardless of their position of their financial worth.
As our country and our culture faces trying times, we know there's real hope and in rests in Jesus Christ and what he's already done. We don't have to do it through payment to some church establishment.