A great reminder today from Desiring God Four Hundred and Eighty-Nine Years Ago He Stood. Today is the day nearly five hundred years ago when Martin Luther stood before the Diet of Worms and held fast for the Gospel in the face of threats against his very life. He defied kings and popes in an act that shaped the world. Luther was not a perfect man by any means and I would disagree with much of his theology but on this day in April 1521, when it mattered and his life was on the line, he was right on. May we all be as courageous for the Gospel.