Fart Your Way To Spiritual Freedom

You are probably thinking… “really, farting?”

But yes. I have a powerful truth to share with you today and it’s all about farting.

Many would say that Martin Luther was one of the most important people in church history for the way he helped restore the gospel of grace and divert the church from their path of legalism and idol worship in the 1500s.

When asked if he, as a man doing great works for God, faced a lot of spiritual opposition and how he dealt with it, this was his response:

“Almost every night when I wake up the devil is there and wants to dispute with me. I have come to this conclusion: When the argument that the Christian is without the law and above the law doesn’t help, I instantly chase him away with a fart.”

Luther said – if calling the devil out on his lies doesn’t work, just fart!

Aside from being a very funny story, and maybe a commentary on how unlucky Luther’s wife was, there is something to learn here:

Col 2:15 says that the devil and all his host has been disarmed and defeated.

They have no power over you (yes even if you have sinned).

You can argue with him and fight him all you want. But the truth is at as little as a fart he has to run!

The only way he can touch you is if you give yourself over to him.

So don’t allow for a mindset that believes in a devil who is more powerful than Christ in you!

Hope that blesses you my friend and that you are having a great week.

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  1. Nonsense Phil. Grow up man. We do what the bible says, not what man says. Luther wasn’t perfect, only a tool if i may use that expression. He, like everyone else probably had is disgusting side, no need to advertise or enhance it.

    • With respect,Ian.If we go by what the Bible says,then where does it say that anybody is a tool.Second,you inform the author of this article to grow up.Luther thought it prudent to place the accuser in it’s proper place by a method befitting it.Remember this was written during the Renaissance..the release of intestinal gas was viewed differently than now.
      In the words of my grandchildren..chill

      • Haha – Sorry if I caused any offence Ian.

        I’m far from saying that the key to defeating the devil is farting. I’m simply saying that through this story we can discover the key.

        The key is that he is already discovered and like Luther… we just don’t need to worry about the devil.

        Thanks for jumping to my defence Wayne – as I said it was not meant to be offensive but rather a bit of light-hearted fun as we see a story from history that can teach us something to apply to our lives today.

        As for growing up – I most definitely don’t plan to do that any time soon! :)

    • “We do what the bible says, not what man says.”

      So, “we” shouldn’t listen to you then, correct? lol

      (Note: I’m only commenting to Ian. And no, I’m not being mean, just honest.)

  2. To fart or not to fart – that is a question! I suppose though that Luther’s response was appropriate for Beelzebub (Lord of the Poo Flies).

    Good point though, why waste words on the devil when a bit of noxious gas will do?

  3. Thanks, Phil
    Your sense of humour is great and I like the way you use it for making theological arguments so uderstandable and vivid. I totally got your point and agree with you. Sometimes our religious jargon keeps us blind to the truth.

    • Thanks Heikki – I think God’s unlikely to reprimand us for being too childlike when we get to Heaven… serious and “grown-up” however… I dunno :)

  4. In Luke 16:18, Jesus clearly states that the kingdom of God belongs to little children. If that’s what it takes, then I never want to be a grown up! Great article by the way, it’s just what I needed.

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