If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Word of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle front besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.
There can be no doubt in anyone's mind that the professing church in our country (UK) has failed lamentably to truly confess Christ and the Gospel. She is deafeningly silent on the matter of gay marriages, sodomy, the threat from Islam, and a host of other issues. Luther is right: the church today has hidden her light under a bucket, and the world is going to hell as fast as its feet can carry it.