So, given their resources and their massive bank accounts funded by the fleeced flocks they deceive weekly, what exactly are these three pseudo-Christians doing to help their city? Opening their churches to the displaced? Paying for hotel rooms and food and clothing? Anything? At all?
These three love to self promote but they’re being very quiet these days… I wonder why…
I mentioned this film some time ago and was very pleased to watch a subtitled version and review it. Now, brilliantly, the producers and distributors have made an English version!
When his father is arrested for printing a forbidden letter written by controversial reformer Martin Luther, 12-year-old Storm escapes with the original. On the run from authorities, Storm finds unexpected help from Maria, a young girl who lives in the city’s underground tunnels. In a race against time, Storm tries to save his father from execution and get the letter into safe hands. But whom can he trust? What starts out as a fearful flight becomes a bold fight for freedom.
You owe it to yourself to watch this film! It’s one of the best dramatizations of life in Luther’s day that has yet been produced.
Therefore, dear lords, here is a place where you can release, rescue, help. Have mercy on these poor people! Let whoever can stab, smite, slay. If you die in doing it, good for you! A more blessed death can never be yours, for you die while obeying the divine word and commandment in Romans 13 [:1, 2], and in loving service of your neighbor, whom you are rescuing from the bonds of hell and of the devil.
And so I beg everyone who can to flee from the peasants as from the devil himself; those who do not flee, I pray that God will enlighten and convert. As for those who are not to be converted, God grant that they may have neither fortune nor success. To this let every pious Christian say, “Amen!” For this prayer is right and good, and pleases God; this I know. If anyone thinks this too harsh, let him remember that rebellion is intolerable and that the destruction of the world is to be expected every hour.
Luther had no use for disturbers of the peace. No use at all. And he could break out in real authentic rage against them, summoning the Sword to do its duty to protect society from the rabble rousers and trouble makers. And there simply is no doubt that were he around these days he would be firmly on the side of peace and quiet and consequently, both Antifa and the Klan would feel his ire.