Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wittenburg and Luther

We visited Wittenburg today. This is the place where Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door at the church and the Reformation began. This is the place where a Professor of Theology, not even 5 1/2 feet tall, stood up to the Catholic Church and brought about a major change in religion.

Today we viewed that very door where it all began. We saw the pulpit where he preached. We saw his tomb. All Martin Luther wanted to do was bring attention to the selling of indulgences. He wanted the Church to make a few changes...but instead of the Church making changes, it decided Herr Professor Luther was wrong...but by then the 95 Theses had been published and their notoriety was spreading quickly. What could have been "small" became huge! You have to wonder how many times a "mistake" like that has been made during the course of human history?

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