Friday, April 16, 2010

Blake: recalling Luther

Friday, April 16, 2010
    [Jesus] replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”
    —Luke 11:28 (NIV)
    On April 16, 1521, German reformer Martin Luther, 34, arrived at the Diet of Worms, where he afterward defended his theological position behind the “Ninety-Five Theses” (first advanced in 1517). It was at this assembly where Luther concluded his defense with the historic words: “Hier stehe ich; ich kann nicht anders tun. Gott hilffe mir. Amen.” (“Here I stand! I can do nothing else. God help me! Amen.”)
    ... Bill Blake
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You know where every man stands.
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Blogger D'artagnan said...

Actually, Luther had already been graciously given an opportunity to debate his ideas in 1518. Losing the debate, more his pride, than love of God, was the basis for him coming up with the un-biblical idea of "sola scriptura".

Luther should be looked at much like Darwin, in that his theories are/were popularized by the masses regardless of their accuracy, so that people can excuse their sinful nature . . .and in both cases it is our friend Screwtape who is truly pulling the strings.

Oh how wonderful a world if we all lived to answer Christ's prayer before His Passion "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us"

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