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Crazy Man or Genius?

Martin LutherMartin Luther’s teaching of Justification by Faith.

Martin Luther was a German friar, priest, professor of theology, and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation. Initially an Augustinian friar, Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church.” – Wikipedia

In the following video message below, Professor R. C. Sproul teaches about the life of Protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483 – 1546 AD) who pioneered the way for the Protestant Reformation.

Because of his rejection of Roman Catholic doctrines and his teachings of Justification by Faith, Luther was excommunicated from his position of priesthood in the church. The Pope of that time, labeled him a crazy man and “a wild pig” (See Ex Surge Domine).

But Luther was neither; He was a genius that God used to bring the Christian Church out of superstition, false doctrine, idolatry, and the dreadful years known as, “the Dark Ages.”

The modern church today has much to be grateful for – to God, and the courageous efforts of reformers like John Wycliff, Martin Luther, John Knox, John Calvin, William Tyndale, and so many others. It is true that these were also imperfect men that made mistakes about other matters. But they were all right about one thing: Salvation comes by faith alone – we cannot earn it by our good works – it is a free gift from God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

– Luis Josephus


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Luther DVD

Luther DVD MovieI have been a lover and student of Christian history for many years. As a result, I have always greatly admired the courage of Martin Luther and other Reformers of his era who were used by God mightily to bring Christianity out of the dark ages of Roman Catholicism. I also recognize that Luther made some mistakes – particularly his Anti-Semitic theology regarding the Jews. But for the most part, he was right-on about the majority of his teachings; especially that Salvation is by grace through faith, and not of works.  

Luther the movie is the true story of a godly man of integrity and a spiritual leader, a German monk named Martin Luther (played by Joseph Fiennes), in opposition to the religious orthodoxy of the time (the 1500’s). His goal: to bring God to the people and to do away with Roman Catholic doctrines of money, fear, guilt, and shame. It made him a reformer to some, and a heretic to the Roman Church. His defiant actions changed the world, in this epic, “ravishingly beautiful” (The New York Times) film that traces Luther’s extraordinary and exhilarating quest for the people’s liberation. Regional princes and the powerful Church wield a fast, firm and merciless grip on 16th-century Germany. But when Martin Luther issues a shocking challenge to their authority, the people declare him their new leader and hero. Even when threatened with violent death, Luther refuses to back down, sparking a bloody revolution that shakes the entire continent to its core.

An excellent film that will inspire your faith, and make a prized addition to your movie library.

– Luis Josephus

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