Like Martin Luther

“We must be like Martin Luther when he stood alone against the authority of the Roman Church, which had arrogated to itself such dictatorial power for so many long centuries. We must be like the Puritans, who were prepared to forsake their emoluments rather than to compromise on such principles. We must be humbly aggressive in propagating the true faith, and patiently adamant in the true gospel’s defence, if need be, to the utmost degrees of sacrifice.

…if words mean anything at all in the New Testament, then we must stake everything on the gospel and be content with nothing less than the greatest possible fidelity to the great essentials of the apostolic teaching. We cannot give our full support to anything else. We accept the gospel because we believe it to be the gift of God to us and eternal truth. Because it is the truth, we must take our stand upon it and, with Luther, we can do no other.”  –D.M. Lloyd-Jones “Knowing the Times” pp. 43, 47


About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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2 Responses to Like Martin Luther

  1. GloryToGodAlone says:

    Reblogged this on Glory to God Alone and commented:
    A sobering reminder of our duty as Christians.

  2. There is a lot of meat in this piece. The importance of adhering to the entire word of God not just the parts that fit our doctrine.

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