An explanation of Martin Luther’s Shield

Luther's rose

Martin Luther designed his famous “Luther Seal” or “Luther Rose” at a time when heraldry was the custom. Shields painted with flashy colors and symbols were a common sight. The royal dynasty, mighty city, proud merchant guild, worthy family and bold knight all made use of a “coat of arms.”

Experience taught Martin Luther that his life was a battle between God and the devil. They were both fighting for his heart. Martin said he would paint his shield like this: ……..   Luther Shield pdf

Published by Living Hope Church

Living Hope is a WELS Lutheran Church located in Omaha, NE.