Speaking of Martin Luther, we are familiar with his earth-shattering revelation “justification by faith alone” which left the church in shambles when first stated. Here’s something about it you probably didn’t know as stated by Luther himself:

“These words, ‘just’ and ‘justice of God’ were a thunderbolt to my conscience. . . . I soon had the thought that God’s justice ought to be the salvation of every believer. . . . Therefore it is God’s justice which justifies us and saves us. And these words became a sweeter message for me. This knowledge the Holy Spirit gave me on the privy in the tower.”

That’s right, Luther came to his knowledge of justification by faith while sitting on the toilet. Isn’t church history grand?

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