A Lesson for Today by Herb Samworth, Th.D.
The reformers of the sixteenth century believed the only path to lasting reformation was the Word of God. As a result, the Bible again became the ultimate authority.
Surrounded by powerful dignitaries of both church and state, the young Augustinian monk was asked whether he would repudiate the books gathered on a table before him. In a ringing voice he declared that he could not deny them because they contained the truth of God’s Word and his conscience was captive to that Word. He continued, “To go against conscience is not safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, God help me.”
Those words uttered by Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms in April 1521 signaled a turning point in the Reformation that swept throughout Europe in the sixteenth century.
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