Luther was born in Germany in the late 15th century. He was a monk and a musician, but most importantly, a man of deep conviction committed to the truth.
Luther wanted to please God, and always found himself coming up short—until he realized that the Bible’s message was not about what he could do for God, but what God could do for him through Jesus Christ.
His personal angst led him to deep study of the Bible. The answers he found led him to confront the Roman Catholic Church for her misinterpretations and abuses of the Bible. The enlightenment he received led him to translate the Bible into German so anyone in his country could read it. This was dangerous, because God’s Word was locked behind the church doors, reserved only for the eyes of priests.
Luther stood up for the truth and the faith of his neighbors, and accidentally changed the world along the way. He started the Protestant Reformation, though not with the goal of either protest nor reform. Luther just wanted to be faithful to the Word of God, and that he was.