Tuesday, October 28, 2008


"I scrupulously carried out the penances which were alloted to me; and yet my conscience kept nagging. You fell short there; you were not sorry enough; you left that sin off your list."

Martin Luther's [1483-1546] blinding revelation: Sola fide [Latin: by faith alone].

He translated the Bible from Latin into everyday German; he replaced a hierarchy of Roman Catholic priests with a priesthood of all believers; answerable to God, not to Rome. Spiritual equality.