Luther on Wicked Priests

Just as the wicked since the beginning of the world did not believe the promises of God, so they also despised His threats until they utterly perished without thinking about such things, our wicked priests do exactly the same thing today, too. In their complete smugness they blithely despise the Word of God now again revealed to the world in His great goodness. They laugh at those who threaten them with evil and destruction. — Martin Luther