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1886. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. LUTHER BURNS THE POPE'S BULL.
1520. This was a very important event in the life of the great
Reformer, Martin Luther. You remember that as he was going up what
are called the Holy Stairs at Rome he started, when about half way
up, because he seemed to hear a voice saying to him, "The just
shall live by faith." That, as we said, was a turningpoint in
Luther's life. From that time his views of religion became clearer
than ever they had been before. If you look through a window of
stained glass you can see nothing plainly. But if you look through
a clear glass window you can see everything distinctly. Up to that
time Luther's mind had been like a stained glass window, and all
his views of the gospel of Jesus were dim and cloudy. But then his
mind became clear, and for the first time in his life he began to
understand what the gospel is, and how men are saved by it. Now we
come to the second turning-point in Luther's history. The first
referred to a great change that took place in his thoughts and
feelings; but this refers to a change that took place in his life
and actions. 1. What is meant by the Pope's bull? You know that in
the autumn of every year the President of the United States
publishes a letter to all the people of that country, appointing a
particular day (generally the last Thursday in November) as a day
of public thanksgiving to God for all his mercies to them. This
letter is called the President's proclamation. And so the Pope of
Rome sometimes sends out a letter or proclamation to the people
belonging to his Church in all parts of the world. In this letter
he tells them to do or not to do certain things; to believe or not
to believe certain doctrines. And this letter or proclamation of
the Pope is called his "bull." This name com...
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