Tuesday, January 5, 2010

“It is a horrible thing to behold the man who styles himself Christ’s vicegerent, displaying a magnificence that no emperor can equal. Is this being like the poor Lord Jesus or the humble Apostle Peter? He [the Pope] is, say they, the lord of the world!  But Christ, whose vicar he boasts of being, said, ‘My kingdom is not of this world.’ Can the dominions of a vicar extend beyond those of his superior?”Martin Luther (1483-1546; German Reformer)