In this video, W. Robert Godfrey reveals his favorite moment from church history.
Well, for pure drama, I guess the moment in church history that would come to mind is Luther before the emperor at the Diet of Worms. There he is, still a skinny monk who’s not very well known, becoming more well known, but a person in some ways you could say of not much importance. And there he appears before the powers of the world. The emperor of the Holy Roman Empire is surrounded by princes of the empire and of the church, and knowing that the emperor has been thoroughly catechized on how he should be treated, knowing that he could be arrested and executed in short order if that were the will of the emperor. And yet, he comes to bear witness to Christ and to the gospel, and to provide the history of the church with a moment of great faithfulness as well as great drama.
That’s what comes to my mind when I think about a great moment in the history of the church.
Editor’s Note: This post was first published on October 30, 2019.