Book #28 Martin Luther: The Great Reformer

After reading about David Livingstone in the Heroes of the Faith series, I was excited to find their book called Martin Luther: The Great Reformer. I, of course, remember studying about Martin Luther in school, but I really wanted to refresh my memory about his life. The main takeaway for me was that Martin Luther was not looking to be the Great Reformer. He never intended to start Protestantism. He didn’t grow up looking forward to the day he could nail the 95 Theses to the door of the church at Wittenberg. He simply wanted to follow Christ, read the Bible, and not trick people into believing they could have their sins forgiven by paying money to their priest. He simply made the steps God showed Him to make, and the results were something God used to reform the world. Our obedience is important. When we answer God’s call to obedience, He can cause great things to happen. Things that can shake the foundation of an empire. And to think that we’re still singing “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” in churches all across the world today is astounding!

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