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Martin Luther
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For God does not want to save us by our own but by an extraneous righteousness, one that does not originate in ourselves but comes to us from beyond ourselves, which does not arise on earth but comes from heaven. Martin Luther

Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? Martin Luther

There is no rustic so rude but that, if he dreams or fancies anything, it must be the whisper of the Holy Ghost, and he himself a prophet. Martin Luther

What shall we do with...the Jews?...set fire to their synagogues or schools and bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them. Martin Luther

When God works in us, the will, being changed and sweetly breathed upon by the Spirit of God, desires and acts, not from compulsion, but responsively. Martin Luther

When I am assailed with heavy tribulations, I rush out among my pigs rather than remain alone by myself. The human heart is like a millstone in a mill: when you put wheat under it, it turns and grinds and bruises the wheat to flour; if you put no wheat, it still grinds on, but then 'tis itself it grinds and wears away. So the human heart, unless it be occupied with some employment, leaves space for the devil, who wriggles himself in and brings with him a whole host of evil thoughts, temptations, and tribulations, which grind out the heart. Martin Luther

Sacred scripture tells us that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth. Martin Luther

Let us keep to Christ, and cling to Him, and hang on Him, so that no power can remove us. Martin Luther

Christians fight best on their knees. Whatever good may be done is done and brought about by prayer. Martin Luther

This is the most dangerous trial of all, when there is no trial and every thing goes well; for then a man is tempted to forget God, to become too bold and to misuse times of prosperity. Martin Luther

I put the Scriptures above all the sayings of the fathers, angels, men and devils. Here I take my stand. Martin Luther

The bible is the cradle that holds the Christ, without him it is nothing more than wood and straw. Martin Luther

Whoever does not know God hidden in suffering does not know God at all. Martin Luther

Personally I declare that I owe the Pope no other obedience than that to Antichrist. Martin Luther

Christian life consists of faith and charity. Martin Luther

God's love gives in such a way that it flows from a Father's heart, the well-spring of all good. The heart of the giver makes the gift dear and precious; as among ourselves we say of even a trifling gift, It comes from a hand we love, and look not so much at the gift as at the heart. Martin Luther

We know that death never skips or spares anybody and that no one ever returns. And yet we go on like the blind, who see as little at midday as in the pitch-dark night. We do not take these examples to heart; we do not realize that today or tomorrow our turn will come. Martin Luther

A man must completely despair of himself in order to become fit to obtain the grace of Christ. Martin Luther

Some plague the people with too long sermons; for the faculty of listening is a tender thing, and soon becomes weary and satiated. Martin Luther

God created the world out of nothing, and so long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us. Martin Luther

I am persuaded that without knowledge of literature pure theology cannot at all endure. . . . When letters have declined and lain prostrate, theology, too, has wretchedly fallen and lain prostrate. . . . It is my desire that there shall be as many poets and rhetoricians as possible, because I see that by these studies as by no other means, people are wonderfully fitted for the grasping of sacred truth and for handling it skillfully and happily. Martin Luther

Let all the 'free-will' in the world do all it can with all its strength; it will never give rise to a single instance of ability to avoid being hardened if God does not give the Spirit, or of meriting mercy if it is left to its own strength. Martin Luther

God wants us to pray, and he wants to hear our prayers-not because we are worthy, but because he is merciful. Martin Luther

I cannot neglect prayer for a single day. Martin Luther

World, death, devil, hell, away and leave me in peace! You have no hold on me. If you will not let me live, then I will die. But you won't succeed in that. Chop my head off, and it won't harm me. I have a God who will give me a new one. Martin Luther

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God, your functional savior. Martin Luther

Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death. Martin Luther

A dairymaid can milk cows to the glory of God Martin Luther

A woman has no control over herself. Martin Luther

The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing; every one must be an author; some out of vanity, to acquire celebrity and raise up a name, others for the sake of mere gain. Martin Luther

Every great book is an action, and every great action is a book. Martin Luther

May a merciful God preserve me from a Christian Church in which everyone is a saint! I want to be and remain in the church and little flock of the fainthearted, the feeble and the ailing, who feel and recognize the wretchedness of their sins, who sigh and cry to God incessantly for comfort and help, who believe in the forgiveness of sins. Martin Luther

Whenever the word is rightly preached, and attentively heard, it never fails to bring forth fruit. Martin Luther

God indeed tempteth no man; but yet we ask, in this petition, that he would keep and preserve us, lest the devil, the world, and our own flesh delude and draw us away from the true faith, and throw us into superstition, distrust, despair, and other grievous sins and wickedness; and that, if we should be tempted therewith even to the highest degree, we still may conquer, and at last triumph over them. Martin Luther

Can he who understands not God's word, understand God's works? Martin Luther

Isaiah calls the Church barren because her children are born without effort by the Word of faith through the Spirit of God. It is a matter of birth, not of exertion. Martin Luther

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. Martin Luther

The Devil has a great advantage against us inasmuch as he has a strong bastion and bulwark against us in our own flesh and blood. Martin Luther

Our Lord God doesn't do great things except by violence, as they say Martin Luther

I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist. Martin Luther

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride. Martin Luther

The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else. Martin Luther

God himself will milk the cows through him whose vocation that is. Martin Luther

I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us. Martin Luther

Poverty hath slain a thousand, but riches have slain ten thousand. They are very uncertain, they promise that which they cannot perform, neither can they afford a contented mind. Martin Luther

All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself Martin Luther

The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right. Next to faith this is the highest art - to be content with the calling in which God has placed you. Martin Luther

However, they have not acquired a perfect mastery of the art of lying; they lie so clumsily and ineptly that anyone who is just a little observant can easily detect it. But for us Christians they stand as a terrifying example of God's wrath. Martin Luther

...but then eject them forever from this country. For, as we have heard, God's anger with them is so intense that gentle mercy will only tend to make them worse and worse, while sharp mercy will reform them but little. Therefore, in any case, away with them! Martin Luther

The hair is the richest ornament of women. Martin Luther

Every evening brings us nearer God. Martin Luther

Reason should be destroyed in all Christians. Martin Luther

Unthankfulness is theft. Martin Luther

There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow. Martin Luther

Our faith is an astounding thing-astounding that I should believe him to be the Son of God who is suspended on the cross, whom I have never seen, with whom I have never become acquainted. Martin Luther

Temptations, of course, cannot be avoided, but because we cannot prevent the birds from flying over our heads, there is no need that we should let them nest in our hair. Martin Luther

How often have not the demons called 'Nix,' drawn women and girls into the water, and there had commerce with them, with fearful consequences. Martin Luther

The fact that the biblical book Hebrews is not an epistle of St Paul, or of any other apostle, is proved by what it says in chapter two... Martin Luther

What shall we do with...the Jews?...I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews. Martin Luther

[The Psalms are] a Little Bible, wherein everything contained in the entire Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended. Martin Luther

God wants our conscience to be certain and sure that it is pleasing to Him. This cannot be done if the conscience is led by its own feelings, but only if it relies on the Word of God. Martin Luther

It is false that the will, left to itself, can do good as well as evil, for it is not free, but in bondage...On the side of man there is nothing that goes before grace, unless it be impotency and even rebellion. Martin Luther

Every doer of the law and every moral worker is accursed, for he walketh in the presumption of his own righteousness. Martin Luther

The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns. Martin Luther

Christ will remain a priest and king; though He was never consecrated by any papist bishop or greased by any of those shavelings; but he was ordained and consecrated by God Himself, and by Him anointed. Martin Luther

The Holy Ghost is not a Sceptic, and He has not inscribed in our hearts uncertain opinions, but, rather, affirmations of the strongest sorts. Martin Luther

Over against the devil and his missionaries, the authors of false doctrines and sects, we ought to be like the Apostle, impatient, and rigorously condemnatory, as parents are with the dog that bites their little one, but the weeping child itself they soothe. Martin Luther

Now the church is not wood and stone, but the company of people who believe in Christ. Martin Luther

God does not give grace freely in the sense that He will demand no satisfaction, but He gave Christ to be the satisfaction for us. Martin Luther



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