In October, 1517 when a church-endorsed sales team came to the Wittenberg, Germany area, Martin Luther was concerned that the promotion and sale of indulgences undermined the promise of God’s unreserved mercy in Jesus and the faith that trusts that promise. So, at noon on October 31, Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the subject of indulgences to
the door of the Castle Church unaware of the great influence his bold convictions would have on other European Reformers. In carrying out such fervent, faith-based beliefs, the Reformers started a blaze that would burn throughout Europe and radically change Christian practices and beliefs for centuries to come.