All posts tagged: Martin Luther

I will not Recant!

The Diet of Worms, held in the spring of 1521, was thus in one sense little more than the backwash from a ship that had already set to sea. The Holy Roman emperor Charles V (who was also Charles I of Spain) had never been in Germany. He called the Diet, or meeting, in order to meet the German princes, whom he scarcely knew by name and desperately needed to court. But this friar by the name of Luther also needed to be addressed. Luther left Wittenberg to attend the Diet convinced he would finally get the hearing he had requested in 1517. As he was ushered into the Diet, Luther was awed to see Emperor Charles V himself. He was surrounded by his advisers and representatives of Rome, Spanish troops decked out in their parade best, electors, bishops, territorial princes, and representatives of great cities. In the midst of this august assembly sat a table with a pile of books. Luther was asked if he had written the books, and if there was a …

Quotations About Prayer

…the prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working… James 5:16 John Wesley God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.”  (Famous evangelist who spent 2 hours daily in prayer)   S.D. Gordon Prayer strikes the winning blow; service is simply picking up the pieces.”  One should never initiate anything that he cannot saturate with prayer.” The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray.” Martin Luther If I fail to spend two hours in prayer each morning, the devil gets the victory through the day. I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer.  Chuck Smith Prayer does not change the purpose of God.  But prayer does change the action of God.” The most important thing a born again Christian can do is to pray.” Sidlow Baxter Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our persons, but they are helpless against our prayers.”  E.M. Bounds God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there …

Luther’s 95 Theses

Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences Commonly Known as The 95 Theses

Out of love and concern for the truth, and with the object of eliciting it, the following heads will be the subject of a public discussion at Wittenberg under the presidency of the reverend father, Martin Luther, Augustinian, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and duly appointed Lecturer on these subjects in that place. He requests that whoever cannot be present personally to debate the matter orally will do so in absence in writing.