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Martin Luther was born 11/10/1483 in Eisleben, Germany, to Hans (a coal miner) and Margaret Luther.  He entered the Roman Catholic Augustinian order, later was sent to teach at the University of Wittenberg.  This teaching allowed him to study Scripture – he discovered that God justifies through faith.  His hammer blows (1517) of the 95 theses were heard “around the world.”  Roman Catholics excommunicated him but no matter, Luther became one of the greatest Christians of his day: translating the Bible into German, penning numerous other writings and several hymns, including the immortal “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.”

After helping rescue a “sixpack of nuns” (six escaped a nunnery in six empty, pickled-herring barrels) he ended up marrying one, Katrina Von Bora (1525).  She became his helpmeet in the great work and bore him six children.  There were other reformers both before and following Luther but Thank God for this chubby German monk-turned-true Believer.  Happy BD Martin Luther.

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