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October 30, 2012

Reformation Day - 2 Gems from Luther

Yes, it’s Reformation Day and so here’s some Luther.

First, the famous speech at the Diet of Worms. Some of this is, perhaps, a little embellished but the guts of it is certainly true. And Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of Luther is just brilliant.

Next, my favourite Luther quote ever - for what I hope are obvious reasons!

We should preach the Word, but the results must be left solely to God’s good pleasure . . . I opposed indulgences and all the papists, but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God’s Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philip and Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that no prince or emperor ever inflicted such losses upon it. I did nothing; the Word did everything (LW 51:77).


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AMEN!  For today I am a Lutheran.

[1] Posted by PROPHET MICAIAH on 10-31-2012 at 05:29 PM · [top]

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