Martin Luther is no Longer Seen as a Villain by the Church

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  1. Piers Forrester says:

    Is this the same Martin Luther who said that “the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist…personally I declare that I owe the Pope no other obedience than that to Antichrist”? (sermon on 18 August 1520)

  2. Jonathan says:

    I think that most level-headed Catholics will continue to see him for what he was, as foul-mouthed heretic. I do believe that there was a desire to do good in him i.e. perhaps his heart was in the right place. I can certainly recommend much the beautiful hymnody he wrote, but when it comes to his pride, spite, hotheadedness and his role in the destruction of the unity of the Faith, there is little to recommend him. Read his personal letters and make up your mind for yourself.

    May the Lutherans be granted a personal prelature as the Anglicans were. This seems to be the easiest means to preserve that which is good, and move closer to full communion.