1998-08-10 - The Man of the Millennium
The Spiritual Giants Series, Part 1
I don't think there is a single historical figure, In the last 1000 years who has had a greater influence on the world than the 16th century reformer Martin Luther. His impact on our lives today is unmeasurable. He needs no other introduction than this: He is the most significant historical figure to live during the years 1000-2000 AD. Here are some of his thoughts...Some of these are, frankly, quite classic. He spoke his mind … unashamedly …
"There is no more lovely, friendly or charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage."
"It is impossible that Scripture should contradict itself; it only appears so to senseless and obstinate hypocrites." He was not known for subtlety.
"God created Adam lord of all living creatures, but Eve spoiled it all."
"God uses lust to impel men to marry, ambition to office, avarice to earning, and fear to faith. God led me like an old blind goat."
"What greater rebellion, impiety, or insult to God can there be than not to believe his promises?"
"The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them of clay."
On his fame: "They are trying to make me into a fixed star. I am an irregular planet."
On his occupation: "Little monk, you are embarking on a difficult journey."
On the Sovereignty of God: "The devil is God's devil."
"It is better that the heavens fall than that one crumb of truth perish."
Soli Deo Gloria,