MARTIN LUTHER WRITING THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL
I will utter dark sayings of old: Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. (Psalm 78:2-4)
INTRODUCTION: BIBLE PROTESTANTISM HAS A GLORIOUS HISTORY. It is an epic story of a deadly struggle from under the heel of the Roman system to the glorious liberty of the sons of God. In our ecumenical and apostate age, this story needs to be retold that the battle may continue. This is the TENTH of a number of posts (hence entitled: Protestant10) and is just another shot fired in this great battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. We are deliberately aiming at brevity, leaving it to other works (listed later) to satisfy any hunger for further information. These pages may therefore be viewed as tasty appetisers. May God give us the faith of these old Protestants who loved not their lives unto death and of whom, the world in its sin, was not worthy.
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LUTHER - WRITING THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL
IT WAS A GOOD DAY when Luther took up his pen to write many books. At one time, one book in three printed in Germany was penned by Luther. He translated the bible into German, composed hymns, a catechism and other books in defence of the gospel. One of his best known works is called "Bondage of the Will" and is still in print. He refuted the teaching of Erasmus of Amsterdam (and the Roman Church). He too the Biblical line that man's will is in bondage to his heart which is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9) The Church of Rome were later to anathematise the teachings of Luther in the infamous Council of Trent.