” We have not been given the power to make a woman out of a man or a man out of a woman or to nullify either sex”. So said Martin Luther in the Smalcald Articles. The Lutheran Elector John Frederick of Saxony gave Luther the assignment of drafting a Lutheran position of what is believed taught and confessed in case there was a church council. In 1536, Luther began to write the Smalcald Articles as part of the Lutheran preparation for a general church council, that might never take place. Reading of the beat down of a female MMA fighter by a guy who thinks he is a gal, brought home the absurdity of woke culture today and a face book post by Missouri Synod President Matt Harrison of this quote, shows wackiness is not just trans, it is transgenerational. Luther’s quote is in a section considering marriage and the ban on priests getting married.
About The Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for over 42 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches' mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ's love compels us, constrains us, and sends us forth.