Fun Facts on Martin Luther’s Impact on Western Civilization

In celebration of this month’s 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I’d like to share some fun facts about Martin Luther.

Did you know that Luther’s translation of the Bible into German proved to be a pivotal work for all of Western civilization? It helped standardize the German language and established some important principles of scriptural translation.

His marriage to a runaway nun even paved the way for other clerics to get married.

Luther influenced all of the other Reformers, such as Calvin, Zwingli, Cramner and Knox. Lutheranism, the denomination that sprung up from his teachings, now has 80 million adherents. Over 800 million people in the world today call themselves Protestant Christians.

Luther made an impact on the world that is still being felt, five centuries later.

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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 80 church growth resources and 15+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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