Saturday Morning Gazette: April 18 Edition
HIStory tidbits, links, and fun stuff for your weekend.
Verse of the Week:
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
This Day in Christian History:
|Luther at Worms|
April 18, 1521: Martin Luther Concludes His Defense at the Diet of Worms
The Imperial of Worms was Martin Luther's presentation to the Catholic church in defense of his heresy charges. He arrived in Worms on April 16th, and was cheered by the people. Over the next two days, he gave a clever and thought out defense. He concluded his oration on April 18th with these words:
"Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason - I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other - my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen."
Whether or not Luther said "Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me." is debated.These words were not recorded on the spot, however they were recorded in the first printed version of his speech.
Chuckle of the Week:
Benjamin Franklin’s fake newspaper
Why English Spelling is so weird
A charming, hand-drawn love letter
Lucky Lindy - A Legendary Life
A Virtual Tour of the Tower of London
This week's Pins
Giveaways and Freebies:
The Butterfly & the Violin by Kristy Cambron
The Wood's Edge by Lori Benton
A Stranger's Secret by Laurie Alice Eakes
Conference Travel Mishaps with Agent Tamela Hancock Murray
Enjoy your weekend, everyone!