Martin Luther The Great Reformer
by J. A. Morrison
Martin Luther The Great Reformer is a story told by others
who knew this great man named Martin Luther. Some of
these people followed him while others wanted to persecute
him because he dared to challenge the church and its practices.
This book is an account of Martin Luther's life and how
he came to the realization that the Roman Catholic Church had
some reforming to do. This book also speaks of all
the trails and misunderstandings that Martin Luther had
throughout his life as a monk and the rebellion against
the Roman Church.
The author explains Martin's life as a child who spent
most of his childhood in Germany. His family was not
wealthy but they were a devoted and religious people.
They taught Martin about the most important thing on
Earth and that is to know God and to do His will.
That is exactly what Martin Luther did later on in his
When Martin grew older, he became a monk in the Catholic
Church and earned his way up in rank through devotion,
prayer, and hard work. Martin soon became a priest within
the Catholic Church. Martin was a firm believer in God's
word and soon began teaching others in the classroom.
As Martin continued to read and study his Bible, he started
questioning some of his Church's beliefs and practices.
As he continued to read the Bible he started to see
certain discrepancies between God's written Word and
the Catholic Church's practices. He started to see the
truth that was written in God's Word. Martin began
telling friends about these discrepancies in beliefs,
but his friends told him to leave it alone and drop it.
Martin, however, would not leave it alone and made it
his lifes' goal to change this misunderstanding of God's
Word. He wanted to show the Catholic Church where
they were wrong in their teaching of God's word.
This did not make many members of the church very
happy. No one, especially a priest, wants to be
told that they've been worshiping wrong. They truly
believed that their practices were exactly the way
the Bible and God said they should be. In fact,
they wanted Martin to shut up and forget this
foolery of his.
Martin believed that he needed to pursue this issue
to the limit no matter what the cost to himself,
however, he soon found out that he was putting his
life on the line. Martin even had to go into hiding
in order to save his life. The church did not take
kindly to anyone who ‘disagreed' with them or who
‘stirred up trouble' with the local congregations and
the church was convinced that they had to stop Martin
from causing a altercation in their church.
Martin Luther The Great Reformer will enlighten the
reader as to all the trials, hardships, and accusations
that one has to endure in order to stand up for the
truth. This book is full of facts about that particular
era and how people thought and worshiped. This book
will inspire anyone who reads it to pursue more
information about Martin Luther and to learn more about
what the truth really is according to the Bible. It
will also enlighten you to the fact that you too can
persevere with God's help, no matter what others do
to you or what others may say, as long as you truly
believe in God's Word. I recommend this book very
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