A bust of Martin Luther. I took this picture in Worms, Germany.


Martin Luther was just a humble monk who rediscovered the truth that justification before God was by faith alone. He spoke out against the abuses of the Church of his day. But, he himself was an flawed man. God still uses sinful broken people today.  Here a two quotes from Luther to think about today:

“From the beginning of my Reformation I have asked God to send me neither dreams, nor visions, nor angels, but to give me the right understanding of His Word, the Holy Scriptures; for as long as I have God’s Word, I know that I am walking in His way and that I shall not fall into any error or delusion.”

“Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason-I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen.”

What are we standing for?