Luther Laments the Increase of Godlessness…

“It’s a remarkable and very offensive thing that the world is constantly degenerating more and more, though the gospel has been preached often. Everybody interprets the spiritual liberty of Christ as if it were carnal pleasure. In external matters, therefore, the kingdom of Satan and the kingdom of the pope are best for the world, for the world wishes to be governed by laws, the lies of superstition, and tyranny and is only made worse by the doctrine of grace because it doesn’t believe that there is any future life after this one. This was demonstrated by the man who, when he was dying, set down his written will and testament in a letter in which nothing was read but these words: ‘As long as I could I robbed. Rob as long as you can!’ ” –  Martin Luther

Hard to imagine what he would say 500 years later….

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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