Friday, November 6, 2015

Why Martin Luther Still Matters

If, when you saw the name Martin Luther, you thought of a German Christian who lived in the 1500s, you are probably in a small minority. Despite the prominence history books give this man, few people today see his relevance for a modern, secular world. And so for most, Luther and the Reformation has been relegated to the dusty backroom of history along with the Roman Empire, Middle Ages, Renaissance and even the Revolutionary War!

But there are questions which are timeless, which, no matter the age, are as relevant as the air we breathe.

What happens when I die?
What is true?
Does my life matter?

There’s not a single living being who does not, on a regular basis, consider these subjects and wonder, “Is my response adequate? Do I know what I’m talking about when I try to answer these questions or am I just spewing words in an attempt to fool others and myself that I know what I am talking about?”

If you are getting older or having health issues, you’re thinking about death and what happens afterward. If you have lost a job, a spouse has walked out, or you have gone through a totally unjust experience, you are asking, “Is there right and wrong? Does truth matter or is life just about getting what you want?” If you feel like you are stuck in a rut that is getting so deep you don’t think you’ll ever get out, you could well be asking, “Does my life matter?”

You might be surprised to learn that the primary reason Martin Luther is a giant of history is because of the answers he gave to the three questions above. If you still aren’t sure of your own answers to these questions, join us for one of our weekend services and check out what Luther had to say about them.

Saturday night service: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning services: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.