This year is the 500th Anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. Here are a few important dates to remember:
1510-1511: Martin Luther visits Rome and is shocked by the level of hypocrisy and wickedness he finds there.
1516: Erasmus puts out a restored Greek text of the New Testament.
October 3, 1517: Martin Luther (34 years old) nails a challenge of 95 theses on the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, primarily against abusive dispensation selling by the Roman Catholic church to pay for the construction of St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
1518: Zwingli in Zurich persuades the city to join the Reformation by expelling the Pope’s indulgence sellers.
1519: Summer – Marin Luther’s debate in Leipzig against Catholic theologian John Eck.
Remainder of 1519 – Martin Luther pens 16 minor treatises on Roman Catholic abuses.
1520: May – In reply to a polemic against him, Luther writes a call for the local authorities to take the appointment of local bishopricks away from Rome.
June – In preface to one of his treatises Martin Luther writes,
“And now farewell, unhappy, hopeless, blasphemous Rome! The wrath of God has come on you in the end, as you deserved, and not for the many prayers which are made on your behalf, but because you have chosen to grow more evil from day to day! We have cared for Babylon and she is not healed. Let us then leave her that she may be the habitation of dragons, spectres, ghosts, and witches, and true to her name of Babel, and everlasting confusion, and idol of avarice, perfidy, apostasy, or cynics, lechers, robbers, sorcerers, and endless other impudent monsters, a new pantheon of wickedness.“
June 15 – Pope Leo X issues a papal bull demanding Luther recant or be declared a heretic.
August – Martin Luther writes, “To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation”
October – Martin Luther writes, “Babylonian Captivity of the Church”
November – Martin Luther writes, “The Freedom of a Christian”
December 10, at 9 a.m., in Wittenburg, at the eastern gate near the Church of the Holy Cross, Martin Luther publicly burns the pope’s bull, the canon law, and other books supporting the pope.
1521: January 3 – Rome announces that Martin Luther has been excommunicated.
April 18 – The Diet in Worms convened by emperor Charles V orders Martin Luther to recant, Luther replies “Here I stand.” Day later he escapes with help of Frederick the Wise of Saxony into hiding at Wartburg castle.
Luther completes a New Testament translation into German using Erasmus’ Greek.
King Henry VIII of England writes “The Golden Book” in an attempt to refute Martin Luther. (Henry VII is later excommunicated for divorce in 1533 and changes his mind about protestantism).
1522: Luther returns to Wittenberg, begins to hold church services in the German language (instead of Latin). September – Luther publishes the New Testament in German.
Zwingli calls on Bishop of Constance to let priests marry.
1523: January 19 – Zwingli publishes 67 Articles in Zurich against authority of Rome and ‘transubstantiation’
July 1 – Inquisition commences in Netherlands and 2 followers of Martin Luther are burned alive in Brussels by the Roman Catholic inquisition. Names of these first two Lutheran martyrs are Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes.
1525: May – Uprising of German peasants led by radical Baptist Muntzer is brutally put down by the Landgrave of Hesse who is supported by Luther. William Tyndale completes the New Testament in English.
Some additional timelines with notable Reformation dates and events:
Congratulations on Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court – the guy is contentiousness, top-notch, and impeccable.
Thankfully Trump passed over Pryor from Alabama – a hypocrit who prosecuted Judge Roy Moore and who has been trying to make fast friends lately with the faggot community. The alternative, Hardiman, seems a bit of screwball also – volunteers to help illegal aliens, and his wife is related to a whole boatload of corrupt sleazy politicians.
After Gorsuch gets in Trump next needs to work on getting rid of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Ginsburg falls asleep all the time while on the bench during oral argument. Not just a little nodding off – but several incidents reported of her literally falling sound asleep for 15 minutes or so – repeatedly!
She has also fallen asleep publicly while attending three televised congressional sessions, making a total fool out of herself in front of the entire nation. She tried to excuse her falling asleep one time on being drunk on wine – which is even worse! A drunk old judge that falls asleep on the job and makes of fool of herself at public events – what a disgrace!
She also unethically speaks out publicly about future cases, so she ought to recuse herself from hearing them – but hasn’t said she would. She has also ethically disqualified herself from ever hearing a case involving President Trump’s administration because she has vilified President Trump with obnoxious insults. She even said she would leave the country if he got elected but unfortunately she so far hasn’t.
Witchy will be 84 in March and it’s high time the old hag gets shoved off the bench in disgrace. Trump could ask Roberts to force her to undergo mental evaluations, not that that’s really necessary – we already know she’s demented.
Trump could just say he is compelled by the woman’s mental deterioration and unethical situation that requires her to recuse herself from too many potential cases, to appoint an extra judge to the Supreme Court.
The 10th justice would serve as a full justice and after Ginsburg retires or dies the total number would return to nine again.
Since there is nothing in the Constitution that fixes the number of justices, Trump could appoint as many as he wants, as long as he gets Senate approval. There is a congressional law that set the number of judges to nine – but this law is really not Constitutional because the House of Representatives isn’t empowered under the Constitution with authority to control this matter. The law is void because the Senate alone has the right to limit the number by refusing to give its consent to the President’s appointment.
So as long as the Senate agrees that an extra judge needs to serve to balance out crazy Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there is nothing to stop Trump from adding an extra judge to the high court.
After this current appointment is secure, Trump should threaten to add another one if Ginsburg doesn’t immediately step down. She will protest and make a fool of herself, and when challenged to undergo a rigorous mental examination, she will throw a predictable hissy fit and refuse. She will look like an idiot and politically Trump can then just go ahead and do it.
” For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,” Hebrews 10:26
This man is an American hero.