Why the Axe?

When asked by the younger margrave why he wrote with such vehemence, Martin Luther said, "Our Lord God must precede a heavy shower with thunder and then let it rain in a very gentle fashion so that the ground becomes soaked though. To put it differently, I can cut through a willow branch with a bread knife, but to cut through tough oak requires an axe and wedge, and even with these one can hardly split it.

-Martin Luther

Posted on Monday, April 02, 2012 by Pastor Jerry Owen