The Patriots Daily Bites of American History:The Protestant Reformation Series 11, Volume 4:From Luther’s Journal
PEARL LEONA STURGIS·SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016
The Patriots Daily Bites of American History, The Protestant Reformation Series 11, Volume 4
AKJV preface 1875 Jackson. From Luther’s Journal:
The best way to get to know Martin Luther is to quote from his journal. We will begin with his comments about his Bible Translation in 1522. “We shall publish each book separately with a forward proceeding to the historical parts and lastly to the prophets. The size and price make it necessary to divide the books and publish them separately.” Martin Luther’s name to the Germans is the same as George Washington’s name is to the Americans. Luther’s translation of “The People’s Bible” is as dear to Germany as our Authorized King James Version is to the Americans.
Luther’s years were years of struggle. He took the blows and wore the scars. He called the battles “Half Battles.” Here is one last favorite quote from Luther’s writings. “These books are keen and cutting. I never meant them to be soft and gentle! My only regret is that they can cut no deeper. I care not about being accused of violence! It shall be my glory and honor for it to be said that I raged and stormed against the papists.
I will leave them no rest from my curses till I sink into my grave. Yet, I hold toward all the world a kind and loving heart. Often in the night, unable to sleep, I ponder in my bed, painfully and anxiously, of how they may be won to repentance before a fearful judgement overtakes them.
” Luther sided with the struggling poor and the needy against the tyrannical leaders who held the common people in bondage. After a life of conflict Martin Luther died on February 15,1546 at the age of 63 years. In April of 1547 the Emperor declared open war by outlawing all leading Protestant Reformers and forcing them to surrender. By September of that same year a disciplinary measure was accepted by the Protestants under the title of “Interim of Augsburg.”
(to be continued)
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