This work of Martin luther (1483-1546) was banned in Germany an all copies were ordered to be burned by the emperor Rudolphus II. Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church in January of 1521 but one copy of his work was miraculously rescued and brought to England and translated in unusual circumstances told in the introduction of this book.
The translator Henry Bell has spent 10 years in prison during which time he translated this work of Luther into English and was finally ordered to be released from prison, by King James upon which the House of Commons were informed of this translated work of Luther.
On the 24th February 1646 the House of Parliament gave order for the work to be printed and circulated in England as it had been in Germany.
Bierton Particular Baptists have now made the work available for the benefit of those who are following Christ and like Martin Luther's work The Bondage of the Will should assist in educating against Pelagianism, Arminianism and the teaching of Charles Finney.
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The German religious reformer, Martin Luther, was born in Saxony, the son of a prosperous but strict entrepreneur and local politician. In 1505, Luther received a master's degree from the University of Erfurt, one of Germany's finest schools. According to his father's wishes, he began to study law, but that same year, after being thrown to the ground from his horse during a violent thunderstorm, he vowed that he would become a monk if he survived. He was ordained to the priesthood in an Augustinian monastery in 1507, and in 1512, received his doctorate in theology from the University of Wittenberg. During this time, Luther, who suffered from depression, underwent an internal, spiritual crisis. He felt that no matter how well he lived his life, he was unable to please God. Out of this crisis was, he fashioned the essential theology of Protestantism: Faith, not good works, is the key to salvation.
In 1517, outraged by the Catholic Church's sale of indulgences, or pardons that seemed to Luther to permit those who had sinned to buy their way out of punishment, he posted his famous "Ninety-Five Theses" on the door of All Saints Church in Wittenberg. The Theses were widely distributed and aroused strong public reaction. He also published other works attacking the papal system as a whole, including his famous "Address to the Christian Nobles of Germany" (1520) and his treatise On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church (1520). Luther was called upon to recant his views, including his denial of the supremacy of the pope, but he refused, burning the papal bull in public. He was excommunicated in January of 1521. That spring, he was summoned to the Imperial Diet at Worms; again he refused to recant, holding that his position was supported by Scripture; the Edict of Worms declared him an outlaw and banned his writings. In the next years, under the protection of Frederick of Saxony, Luther translated the New Testament from Greek into German, a project that would prove to be of central importance to both the standardization of the German language and the consolidation of the Protestant Reformation.
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