In 1539, he replied
“God forbid! Even if God were to offer me paradise in order that I might last forty more years in this life, I wouldn’t want it. I’d rather hire a hangman to knock my head off. That’s how bad the world is now. It’s full of nothing but devils, so that one can’t wish anything better than a blessed end and to get away. Nor do I bother with physicians. I won’t embitter my life, which may last a half year, but in God’s name I’ll eat whatever tastes good to me.”
If the world was bad when Luther was alive I wonder what he’d have to say about our Gorilla fawning, lion loving, bathroom mixing, Caitlyn Jenner admiring, greedy politician, self serving mega church days….