Sunday, October 6, 2013

Martin Luther refuses to recant his 95 thesis on October 12th, 1518 -This Week in Christian History for the week of October 6th-12th


Martin Luther was born on the 10th of November 1483. His father wanted him to become a lawyer and sent him to college to pursue that occupation. He enrolled at Erfurt and changed his focus to philosophy, although he found not to be what he was looking for. During a ride home he was caught in a thunderstorm and a lightning bolt struck a nearby tree.

He entered into a monastery and began to fast and pray trying to earn his way into heaven, but always found that he was still a sinner. His superior pointed him to salvation by grace. He was ordained into the priesthood and earned a doctorate in theology. He taught at the University of Wittenberg where he had earned his degree.

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The archbishop didn’t respond to the letter, but sent it to Rome. The pope responded slowly and deliberately. He eventually sent legate Cardinal Cajetan to try and arrest him. The trial broke down into a shouting match. Luther slipped away in the night. 

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Come, tame a wolf, flee from the wrath of the king, feel the horror of impending doom on a ship, and the uncertainty of one’s own salvation with these great heroes of the faith.
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