Fun Facts on Martin Luther’s Impact on Western Civilization

In celebration of this month’s 504th anniversary of the Reformation, I’d like to share some fun facts about Martin Luther.

In his life, Martin Luther:

  • Wrote several influential books that explained his teachings on important doctrines. His works, translated into English, have filled 75 volumes thus far.
  • Married Katharina Von Bora, one of a group of nuns that Luther had helped to rescue from a convent. They had six children, two of whom died before reaching adulthood.
  • Was a prolific hymn writer. Some of them are still being sung today. A Mighty Fortress is Our God is considered one of the great hymns of all time.
  • Had his teachings become the cornerstone of a new denomination called Lutheranism. Luther did not want his name used for the new group; he thought they should be called simply Christians, or Evangelicals.
  • Taught that reason could enhance faith, when it was enlightened by God’s Holy Spirit.
  • Taught that Christians must be obedient to God’s law. He fought against Antinomian teachers who said that the law no longer applied to Christians.

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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 85 church growth resources and 17+ 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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