Saturday, November 10, 2012
Happy Birthday, Martin!
Try watching The Borgias on Showtime or Borgia: Faith and Fear series. When Luther was born in 1483, this is what was going on in the papacy and this was the state of the church. Given that these series are salacious by design and some of the story undoubtedly manufactured, history is not too kind about this period in Christianity. A little Luther was not much in the face of such a state of affairs but he proved to more than a force to be reckoned with. All in all I think even Rome thinks the issues Luther raised were legitimate and the state of the church scandalous. Where would be now without him or those like him who called for reform and renewal built upon the Word of God? I cannot bear to think it... So here's to you Martin!
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What if he had himself become pope due to some strange turn of events and had reformed the church from the top?
Rome still teaches viciously against him, some even claiming that he is the cause of all that is wrong in the world today. They see Luther as the original cause of the fracture in their iron grip on Western Christendom.
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