The Deceiver can magnify a little sin for the purpose of causing one to worry, torture, and kill oneself with it. This is why a Christian should learn not to let anyone easily create an evil conscience in him. Rather let him say, "This error and this failing pass away with my other imperfections and
Grace remits sin, and peace quiets the conscience. Sin and conscience torment us, but Christ has overcome these fiends now and forever.
Here again you confuse and mix everything up in your usual way.
It is a good thing to let prayer be the first business in the morning and the last in the evening. Guard yourself against such false and deceitful thoughts that keep whispering, "Wait a while. In an hour or so I will pray. I must first finish this or that." Thinking such thoughts we get away from pr
You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
The organ in the worship service is a sign of Baal.
Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!
Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.
When my heart is cold and I cannot pray as I should I scourge myself with the thought of the impiety and ingratitude of my enemies, the Pope and his accomplices and vermin, and Zwingli, so that my heart swells with the righteous indignation and hatred and I can say with warmth and vehemence: 'Holy b
A great variety of reading confuses and does not teach. It makes the student like a man who dwells everywhere and, therefore, nowhere in particular.
In a word, the Holy Scripture is the highest and best of books, abounding in comfort under all afflictions and trials. It teaches us to see, to feel, to grasp, and to comprehend faith, hope, and charity, far otherwise than mere human reason can; and while evil oppresses us, it teaches how these virt
Married love burns as fire, and seeks nothing more than the mate. It says, "I want only you"
God wants to be praised for nourishing and cherishing, for God cherishes all creatures. God is not only the creator, but is also the sustainer and nourisher.
The curses of the ungodly are more pleasing to God's ears than the hallelujahs of the pious
At Poltersberg, there is a lake similarly cursed. If you throw a stone into it, a dreadful storm immediately arises, and the whole neighboring district quakes to its centre. 'Tis the devils kept prisoner there.
The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes, because God is interested in good craftsmanship.
Though in midst of life we beSnares of death surround us.
Either sin is with you, lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God.
If the peasants are in open rebellion, then they are outside the law of God. Therefore let all who are able slash, strike down, and kill (those who rebel) openly and secretly, remembering that there can be nothing more venomous, harmful, or devilish than a rebel. It is exactly like killing a mad dog
The inner man cannot be forced to do out of his own free will, what he should do, except the grace of God change the heart and make it willing.
What shall we do with...the Jews?...I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings...are to be taken from them.
Those who love music are gentle and honest in their tempers. I always loved music, and would not, for a great matter, be without the little skill which I possess in the art.
When schools flourish, all flourishes. Martin Luthe
Whenever the true message of the cross is abolished, the anger of hypocrites and heretics eases and all things seem to be at peace.
Faith is the master, and reason the maid-servant.
Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful.
I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherh
Great thieves go Scott-free, as the Pope and his crew.
By faith we began, by hope we continue, and by revelation we shall obtain the whole.
I have grounded my preaching upon the literal word; he that pleases may follow me; he that will not may stay.