Those that have paved the way before us

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. (Matthew 7:24 NIV)

October 31, is the 500th year anniversary since Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to the Wittenberg, Germany castle church protesting against un-Biblical doctrines in the church.  It was first written in Latin then translated into German.  With the help of a printing press, within two weeks it had spread throughout Germany.  Within two months it was throughout Europe.  This made Luther very unpopular with the church and political leaders.  A price was put on his head.  Frederick the Wise, the elector of Saxony, saved Luther by hiding him in the Wartburg castle.  During this time, Luther translated the Bible from Greek to German.  Luther’s translation inspired others to translate the Bible in their language.  William Tyndale paid with his life for translating the Bible in to English.  His translation became part of the King James Bible.  I am so thankful for the people that have gone on before us that have sacrificed so much so that we may hold God’s word in our hands today.


NOTE:  The attached photo is a picture of statues of reformers in Worms, Germany

Written by Diane Levy


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Unity – Live in Peace

Good advice