There are many people who fit this category but one of particular importance is a person called Martin Luther. 500 years ago, Martin Luther started what is currently known as the protestant reformation. The protest was that the ‘Just shall live by Faith’ and not by doing lots of repetitive pointless tasks to be saved.
His idea was like finding water in the desert! It was like breaking chains off the wrists of a prisoner. It was freeing and quite frankly - earth shattering! Most people who lived in his time believed that you had to work your way to heaven. I’m so glad that is not the case!
In 2017, Christians all over the world are celebrating the contribution Martin Luther made to the Christian world. Without this significant breakthrough, people would not know that Jesus died to save us and to set us free so that we can go to heaven by faith and not by works.
So how does this relate to our students? Well, the entire college is based on Christian foundations. Foundations that were re-found and re-kindled by Martin Luther and all because he took the time to read the Bible for himself and follow the conviction. So what will be your legacy? What do you intend to have remembered about you? Perhaps you too, from the simple study of God’s word, will become a person who will be remembered for another 500 years!
Mr Sonny Aiono