Martin Luther dealt the symbolic blow that began the Reformation when he nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church. That document contained an attack on papal abuses and the sale of indulgences by church officials.
But Luther himself saw the Reformation as something far more important than a revolt against ecclesiastical abuses. He believed it was a fight for the Gospel. Luther even stated that he would have happily yielded every point of dispute to the Pope, if only the Pope had affirmed the Gospel.
And at the heart of the Gospel, in Luther’s estimation, was the doctrine of justification by faith–the teaching that Christ’s own righteousness is imputed to those who believe, and on that ground alone, they are accepted by God.
Luther saw poor people taken advantage of and fleeced by the church and the clergy that was supposed to feed them and help them. Today it is no different. The Gospel and the Anointing of God is being merchandised by the same type of men and women. I am NOT Martin Luther, but I believe we need men and women like him today to put these “Pulpit Pimps” on notice! God is not pleased! When the Church starts to ACT like Jesus and do MORE and TALK less, THEN we will see a REVIVAL in the land!