Let them call themselves Christians …


“In the first place, I ask that men make no reference to my name; let them call themselves Christians, not Lutherans. What is Luther? After all the teaching is not mine [John 7:16]. Neither was I crucified for anyone. St. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 3[:22], would not allow the Christians to call themselves Pauline or Petrine, but Christian. How then should I — poor stinking maggot — fodder that I am — come to have men call the children of Christ by my wretched name? Not so, my dear friends; let us abolish all party names and call ourselves Christians, after him whose teaching we hold.” – Martin Luther, ” A Sincere Admonition to All Christians” (1522)

Reformation Day is on 31st October. I’m finalizing some thoughts for tomorrow morning’s Reformation Sunday worship. We just had our KL district Reformation Service at 5pm on Saturday. so, all this Reformation stuff is very much floating in my mind.

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