Martin Luther

Passionate 16th century German monk, musician, and a man deeply committed to the truth of the Bible. He unintentionally changed the world by standing up for truth.  

Meet Luther

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.

THE LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER

Birth
Martin Luther was born in Eiselben, Germany.Though we are certain he was born on November 10, the exact year of his birth remains a mystery. Most say he was born in 1484, but he could have been born in 1483 or 1485.
Education
Luther became an Augustinian monk.
Honors
Luther led his first Mass as a Catholic priest.
Conflict
Luther became increasingly dissatisfied with Catholic doctrine and practice while teaching theology at the University of Wittenberg.
Publishing
Luther published his “ninety five theses” protesting the Roman Catholic Church’s sale of indulgences. [traditionally believed] he posted letter to …
Banishment
Luther was excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church at the Diet of Worms. He then lived at Wartburg Castle under the identity of “Knight George.”
Marriage
Luther married Katherine von Bora.
Writing
Along with Philip Melanchthon, Luther helped draft the Augsburg Confession, the standard statement of Lutheran theology.
Bible Translation
Luther produced his German-language Bible.
Death
He died in Eiselben, Germany.
November 10, 1484
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1513-1518
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1521-1522
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1546

Testimony

Quote

Lord Jesus,
You are my righteousness,
I am your sin.
You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that
I might become what
I was not.

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The righteous
shall live

by faith.

Romans 1:17 ESV

Verse
Romans 3:21-22 NIV

But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.

Article: 10 Min

The Revolution That Took Place in Luther’s Heart

by J.I. Packer at Christianity Today

Verse
ROMANS 3:23-24 NIV

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Impact

Video: 3 Min

Quote

A layman who has
the Scripture
is more than Pope or council without it.

by Stephen Nichols, 5 Min

Article: 20 Min

Luther at the Diet of Worms

by Herman Selderhuis at Crossway

Article: 20 Min

The Most Dangerous Thing Luther Did

by Ben Witherington III at Christianity Today

Quote

All the cunning of the devil is exercised
in trying to
tear us away
from the Word.

Article: 10 Min

Is the Bible Clear, or Hard to Understand?

by Martin Luther at Monergism

Article: 10 Min

Open Letter to Martin Luther About The Gospel of James

by David Mathis at Desiring God

Article: 5 Min

15 Luther Quotes on the Sufficiency of Scripture

by Bob Kellemen at RPM Ministries

Sermon: 80 Min

Martin Luther: Lessons From His Life and Labor

by John Piper

Quote

When It’s Hard to Believe God Loves You

by Martin Luther

The highest of all God’s commands is this, that we ever hold up before our eyes the image of his dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. He must daily be to our hearts the perfect mirror, in which we behold how much God loves us and how well, in his infinite goodness, as a faithful God, he has grandly cared for us in that he gave his dear Son for us. Do not let this mirror and throne of grace be torn away from before your eyes.

source

Article: 15 Min

Dr. Luther’s Theology

by Dr. Timothy George at Christian History Institute

Quote

You should not believe your conscience
and your feelings
more than the Word
which the Lord who receives sinners
preaches to you.

Article: 7 Min

The Musical Legacy of Martin Luther

by Denise Loock, at Unlocking the Bible

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The LORD of hosts
is with us.
The God of Jacob
is our fortress.

Psalm 46:10 NKJV

Hymns

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

by Matt Boswell

Article: 10 Min

Luther the Musician and How He Shaped Hymn-Singing

by Colin Holman at Christianity Today

Praise & Worship

Fortress

by Calvary Creative

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