Here is the testimony of Luther about the power of the word . . . I simply taught, preached, wrote God's word: otherwise I did nothing. And when, while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with Philip and my Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that never a Prince or Emperor inflicted such damage upon it. I did nothing. The Word did it all. Quoted by John Stott, Between Two Worlds, P. 25.