Today, many Christians remember those who stood up to the false teachings of the Roman Catholic church. Martin Luther is arguably the most well known of these. These men were known as “Protestants” because they had protested the Roman Catholic church. Some of these protestants were murdered for doing so. Some , like Girolamo Savonarola, were offered bribes of position in the Catholic church. He was offered the position of a Cardinal, to which he replied, “The only red hat I wish to wear is that of a martyr, stained with my own blood!” Needless to say, he was later placed on the rack and subsequently burned alive.
Instead of posting a video depicting Luther at the Diet of Worms, I have decided instead to display a short clip of the execution of John Huss – a lesser known father of protestantism.