1. THE QUESTION WAS: Which character of the Reformation is responsible for the famous lines: "We must remove the Decalogue [ten commandments] out of sight and heart."  and   "Sin boldly (or bravely) but believe still more boldly (or bravely)."


    1. Calvin
    2. Luther
    3. Zwingli


THE ANSWER IS…… B…..Luther


 Luther also wrote

“Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly.... as long as we are here [in this world] we have to sin.... No sin will separate us from the Lamb, even though we commit fornication and murder a thousand times a day."( Let Your Sins Be Strong: A Letter from Luther to Melancthon. Letter no. 99, 1 August 1521.)


For more shocking stuff from Luther, see


An article on Martin Luther: http://aquinas-multimedia.com/catherine/new.html





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