There is no doubt about Martin Luther's marriage, but the rumour about his wife's early confinement is false; she is said however to be pregnant now. If there is truth in the popular legend, that Antichrist will be born from a monk and a nun (which is the story these people keep putting about), how many thousands of Antichrists the world must have already!
Our lord bishops…that swinish rabble, are petty Antichrists, petty popes, proud prelates, intolerable withstanders of reformation, enemies of the gospel, and most covetous wretched priests.
Thou whose deep ways are in the sea,Whose footsteps are not known,To-night a world that turned from TheeIs waiting — at Thy Throne.The towering Babels that we raisedWhere scoffing sophists brawl,The little Antichrists we praised —The night is on them all.Alfred Noyes
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