James White led the Alpha and Omega Ministries group visiting the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany, up the South Tower to the entrance of the 30 foot deep dungeon contained therein. There he introduced the group to Fritz Erbe, an Anabaptist imprisoned there from 1541 to 1548 when he died in that very cell. His crime? Non-baptism of his children, a conviction he held by reading the very Bible Luther had translated into German a scant 150 meters away barely 15 years earlier. We reflected upon the realities of sacralism, the State Church, and the Reformation as a whole. A sobering, but necessary, portion of the tour.
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