Unless I am con…
Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason — I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other — my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me.Amen.
-Martin Luther, before the Diet of Worms, 1521
1. 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation with the nailing of Luther’s 95 theses onto the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. I suspect it will be a great time and hopefully a good opportunity to revisit some of the thoughts of the Reformation.
2. Notice the importance of conscience in Luther’s famous quote above. I really want to write a paper on the importance of the conscience in the thought of Martin Luther.