Sunday 23 september 2018
When Jesus died, He disolved the old “order” and created a new order which born-again Christians like me believe in. Martin Luther went out of the catholic church and directed a more true belief according to the Bible. He attacked the Pope and many of the structures in the church. He cleared the path to true Christian wisdom in many ways. He wasn’t popular and had to seek cover many times, and people hid him.
3. january 1521 he was banned by the Pope. In 1522 the New Testament was finished translated from Greek to German and he and his collaborators completed the translation of the Old Testament in 1534, when the whole Bible was published. The New Testament was so popular that they had to print more editions of it.
We have many of Luthers prints in our Christian legacy, he was the founder of the evangelic lutheran church. He was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation too.
Luther taught that salvation and, consequently, eternal life are not earned by good deeds but are received only as the free gift of God’s grace through the believer’s faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin.
In 1542, Luther read a Latin translation of the Qur’an. He went on to produce several critical pamphlets on Islam, which he called “Mohammedanism”. Luther saw the Muslim faith as a tool of the devil.
Martin Luther is honored in various ways by Christian traditions coming out directly from the Protestant Reformation, i.e. Lutheranism, the Reformed tradition, and Anglicanism.
That’s what I believe in