Skye & Lochcarron mark Quincentenary of the Reformation

Date: Wednesday, 01 November 2017

The Free Presbytery of Skye & Lochcarron marked the Quincentenary of the Protestant Reformation, generally regarded to have commenced with Martin Luther nailing Ninety-five Theses to the door of All Saints’ Church, Wittenberg on 31st October, 1517.  

On Friday, 27th October, 2017 Congregations throughout Skye and Lochalsh were joined by friends from other local denominations to thank the Lord for 500 years of the benefits of the Protestant Reformation. It is hoped that this year – referred to on social media as #Reformation500 – may help to focus minds on the need for religious awakening, and for a church always reforming. 

The meeting, chaired by Rev. Murdo A.N. Macleod (Snizort), opened with the singing of Ps. 78:1-7, after which the Moderator of the Presbytery, Rev. Calum Smith (Bracadale & Duirinish) led in prayer. The Scripture read was Romans Chapter 5.

Lecturer-Emeritus in Systematic Theology (Free Church Seminary), Rev John Morrison, (Senior Minister, Kilmuir & Stenscholl), was the guest speaker, and his subject was,  ‘Justification by Faith.’  Regarded as the material principle of the Reformation, Mr Morrison dealt with his subject under four heads: (1) Substitutionary Atonement; (2) Justification; (3) Role of Faith in Justification; (4) Adoption and Sanctification.  (An audio recording of the lecture will be available on this website on Friday 3rd November onwards).

After the singing of Ps. 69:30-36, the meeting was closed with the benediction.

The ladies of the Snizort Congregation provided refreshments in the adjacent hall.