Martin Luther did not set out to organize a church under his name.
He was born in Eisleben, Germany on November 10, 1483, 9 years before
Columbus sailed to the New World. He studied law at age 21, became a priest
and Doctor of Theology at age 28, took a stand on reform at age 33 as
a Roman Catholic monk, was excommunicated and became a fugitive at age
38, translated the Bible to German at 40, and died in Eisleben at age
63 on February 18, 1546. He stressed the teachings of justification by
faith, priesthood of all believers, and the supremacy of Gods Word.
Luther loved music, making it an integral part of the worship service.
Of the many hymns he composed the most famous is A Mighty Fortress
Is Our God.
October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed a critique of the sale of indulgences
by the church on the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenburg, Germany.
The experience with the challenge to the church began the Protestant Reformation
and changed the way that the Scripture was viewed
of Gods mercy. The Lutheran Church was born in the fire of the Bible.
The basic belief is that a person is saved only by the grace of God through
faith in Christ.
A cross on a heart, resting on the center of the Messianic Rose and surrounded
by a circle to symbolize eternity, was adopted by Luther as his own coat
of arms and as an expression of trust in God.
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