Martin Luther said….

lutherWHY GOD PLACES CHRISTIANS IN THE WORLD
“God placed His church in the midst of the world, among countless external activities and callings, not in order that Christians should become monks but so that they may live in fellowship and that our works and the exercises of our faith may become known among men. For human society, as Aristotle said, is not an end in itself but a means [to an end]; and the ultimate end is to teach one another about God. Accordingly Aristotle said that society isn’t made by a physician and a physician or by a farmer and a farmer. There are three kinds of life: labor must be engaged in, warfare must be carried on, governing must be done. The state consists of these three. Consequently Plato said that just as oxen aren’t governed by oxen and goats by goats, so men aren’t governed by men but by heroic persons.”
August 31, 1538

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