The Catholic article below frets about pope Francis possibly paying too much respect to Martin Luther and the other Reformers in connection with the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. God opened up the floodgates of His grace upon the world by raising up Luther and the other Reformers to return the church to simple, saving faith in Jesus Christ. The Reformers were certainly flawed, sinful men (as we all are) but they preached the glorious Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. I praise the Lord for all the men and women who boldly stood up for the Gospel of grace in those days, often under intimidation and threat of physical harm.
I had to chuckle when I read in the article that Playmobil’s Martin Luther (pictured) is the fastest selling figurine in the company’s history. Here comes the Reformation tchotchke! There’s no doubt that the Reformers would want all praise and honor to go to the Lord, Jesus Christ!
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58
Hovering over Rome: The Ghost of Martin Luther