The UK Bible Students
Plummer on the Reformation 1912
Rev. Alfred Plummer, The
Continental Reformation (1912; Robert Scott, London), 9.
‘If you could have convinced any one of the leaders [of the
Reformation] that he was working toward the abolition of all religious
restraints, he would at once have become an opponent.
The restraints which he desired to abolish, and the freedom which
he desired to establish, were of a different kind.
He aimed at securing freedom for each individual soul to have
communion with God in whatever way his personal experience taught him to be best
And he believed that in this great struggle God was working
surely, if slowly, on his side.
Will any Theist, who studies the course of events, condemn such
belief as superstition? We do not obtain a more scientific view of history by
leaving God out of the account.’