In addition Sir Thomas More, a close friend of Erasmus, stood firmly for the Catholic Church against the Reformation. His language against Martin Luther is very hard to set in any sort of Christian frame. It’s very hard to settle whether he was beheaded for refusing to acknowledge Anne Boleyn as Queen or for refusing to accept Henry Vlll as head of the church. The man for all seasons firmly supported the Pope in Rome. Perhaps both were unpardonable.
His statement concerning the king being the head of the church is grand, but I’m certain you will see the contradiction when his support of the Pope is factored in. Note: “No temporal man may be the head of the spirituality.”
Sir Thomas More, the man for all seasons was beheaded on July 6, 1535.
Sir Thomas More stood against illegitimate marriage to his death. His last words prior to losing his head were, “The Kings good servant, but God’s first!”
While any Bible believer will have trouble saluting the life of Sir Thomas More in its entirety, in our current moral crisis, our leader, who supposes he is our king, celebrates the biblically forbidden, we can stand on the points of agreement with the Knight of the Realm and insist that the “king” in whatever form is not the head of the spirituality.
Sir Thomas More was not the first man to lose his head over being publically against the illegitimate marriage of a leader, though the earlier leader was equally corrupt in other matters as was Henry Vlll. I refer you to the revered John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ, the man who Baptized Jesus Christ in the river Jordan. Jesus said of John, "For I say to you, among those born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he." Luke 7:28.
In John’s day, Herod the King, through devious means, had married his brother’s wife. John confronted Herod with this gem, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.”
Mark 6:18. This was the main reason for John’s execution.
The people of God, as in the days of Henry Vlll, and Herod, must, without rancor, stand for biblical truth, renouncing Sodomy in all its forms. God’s plan is for a man and a woman to enjoy the pleasures of procreation with each other in the marriage bed! Any act of sex outside the bounds of marriage is clearly forbidden, as is any act between people of the same sex.
With vitriol toward none, Christ’s love toward all, we must say from our heart, “The leader’s good servant, but God’s first!”
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