ADDoration Ministries
Friday, December 15, 2017
God is SO GOOD; although I have ADD.

Martin Luther

MAYBE MARTIN LUTHER WAS ADD.

You have before heard of famous people with ADD, including Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein. I now raise the question about a towering past man of God, Martin Luther. We don't know that Martin Luther was ADD. I am associating his actions with traits of ADD.

ADD employees sometimes do things outside accepted channels of command, partly because of their impulsiveness. ADD persons sometimes take dangerous risks. Martin Luther nailed those 95 Theses to the door at Wittenberg. Have you ever heard of an employee taping a list of suggestions to the main entrance of corporate headquarters? The employee doing that must not value his job.

ADD persons are compassionate, intuitive, and see things from a unique perspective. Luther was a monk at the time that the official church was emphasizing works to earn passage into heaven. He studied Paul's epistle to the Romans. He was taken by Paul's words that salvation is a free gift for those with faith in Jesus's supreme sacrifice.

Exasperating Luther was the newly established practice of the church selling indulgences. His compassion was against good money being spent to purchase a loved one's passage into heaven. Why spend good money, when Paul informed us that salvation is a free gift?

Seeing things from a unique perspective, Luther saw The Pope as a human being; therefore he rejected Papal infallibility. From a unique perspective, he advocated the "Priesthood Of All Believers."

Martin Luther concluded that it was time for the established church to give consideration to certain issues. He did not go through his supervisor, but nailed the theses to a conspicuous spot, the door at Wittenberg.

Were the theses accepted? Certainly not! The church leaders exclaimed, "Heresy!" The reward was excommunication. He took a greater risk than the normal employee would. Would the corporate CEO like to be informed that he is not infallible?

Luther probably is number one in impact on Christianity during the second millennium. He started Protestantism. In United States, four percent of the population is Lutheran. Other reformation leaders followed Luther, such as Calvin, Zwingley, Wesley, and Knox. He even had great influence on Roman Catholics, because there was the Counter-Reformation.

Maybe Martin Luther had ADD traits, that caused him to interpret scripture the way God intended it. If he were normal, he would have accepted the politically popular church practices and not started the Reformation. Praise God for Martin Luther.

 

<*(((>< your ADD brother in the Risen Christ,
Lester Hemphill
Founder of ADDoration Ministries

P.S. Because I am United Methodist, you might wonder "How about John Wesley."