Luther Isn’t Interested In Your Being His Follower

luther_docAsk your evangelists, my dear sirs and brothers, to turn you away from Luther and Karlstadt and direct you always to Christ, but not, as Karlstadt does, only to the work of Christ, wherein Christ is held up as an example, which is the least important aspect of Christ, and which makes him comparable to other saints. But turn to Christ as to a gift of God or, as Paul says, the power of God, and God’s wisdom, righteousness, redemption, and sanctification, given to us. — Martin Luther

Luther doesn’t want followers. He wants Christians.