Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.
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.
We do not become righteous by doing righteous deed but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds.
Human reason is like a drunken man on horseback; set it up on one side, and it tumbles over on the other
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
Blessed is he who submits to the will of God; he can never be unhappy.
I did not learn my theology all at once, but had to search constantly deeper and deeper for it. My temptations did that for me, for no one can understand Holy Scripture without practice and temptations...I t is not by reading, writing, or speculation that one becomes a theologian. Nay, rather, it is
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.
When one is possessed with doubt, that though he call upon the Lord he cannot be heard, and that God has turned him heart from him, and is angry ... he must arm himself with God's Word, promising to hear him.
Dear rulers ... I maintain that the civil authorities are under obligation to compel the people to send their children to school.... If the government can compel such citizens as are fit for military service to bear spear and rifle, to mount ramparts, and perform other martial duties in time of war,
Let us not lose the Bible, but with diligence, in fear and invocation of God, read and preach it. While that remains and flourishes, all prospers with the state; 'tis head and empress of all arts and faculties. Let but divinity fall, and I would not give a straw for the rest.
A woman has no control over herself.
... we must drive them [Jews] out like mad dogs, so that we do not become partakers of their abominable blasphemy and all the their other vices and thus merit God's wrath and be damned with them.
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.
Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which are externally good, but they must first have righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
I'll trust in God's unchanging Word, till soul and body sever. For though all things pass away, His Word shall stand forever.
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.
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.
Good works are the seals and proofs of faith; for even as a letter must have a seal to strengthen the same, even so faith must have good works.
Did I not tell you earlier that a Jew is such a noble, precious jewel that God and all the angels dance when he farts?
It is cheering to note that [Martin] Luther (1524) did not see why schools should not be fun as well: "Now since the young must leap and jump, or have something to do, because they have a natural desire for it which should not be restrained (for it is not well to check them in everything) why should
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. Martin Luthe
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
He who knoweth and understandeth Christ's life, knoweth and understandeth Christ Himself; and in like manner, he who understandeth not His life, doth not understand Christ Himself. And he who believeth on Christ, believeth that His life is the best and noblest life that can be, and if a man believe
The devil does not stay where music is.
Whoso hearkens not to God's voice, is an idolator, though he perform the highest and most heavy service of God.
When schools flourish, all flourishes.
If you could understand a single grain of wheat you would die of wonder.
By faith we began, by hope we continue, and by revelation we shall obtain the whole.
The power of God is present at all places, even in the tiniest tree leaf.