Philip Melanchthon is a brilliant mind, an adept theologian, and a prolific writer, but oddly enough he is also the proverbially weak stick of the Reformation. As long as Martin Luther was alive, his gifts could be utilized with great proficiency for the furtherance of the evangelical cause. Relying heavily on Luther’s previous writings, Melanchthon penned the beautifully simple words of the Augsburg Confession. Luther approved of Philip’s work, but at times pointed out that he was not able to tread as lightly as Melanchthon. Philip can be converted because of his desire to make peace through doctrinal compromise. He is the starting Confessor for Philip of Hesse.