Sunday, October 29, 2017
As we approach.......................
................the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's nailing of his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church (one of the more impactful events in the history of Western civilization), it is appropriate for us to revisit Luther. Luther strongly believed that we were saved by grace, that the Bible should be translated into the language of the people, and in the importance of music. He is quoted as saying:
"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. It controls our hearts, minds, and spirits. A person who gives this some thought and yet does not regard music as a marvelous creation of God, must be a clodhopper indeed and does not deserve to be called a human being; he should be permitted to hear nothing but the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs."
No word on Luther's opinion of Led Zeppelin: