Our works do not generate righteousness, rather our righteousness in Christ generates works.
In many countries there are particular places to which devils more especially resort. In Prussia there is an infinite number of evil spirits.
If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things that we do not see.
Farewell unhappy, hopeless, blasphemous Rome! The Wrath of God has come upon you, as you deserve. We cared for Babylon, and she is not healed; let us then leave her, that she may become the habitation of dragons, spectres, and witches.
In short, I will preach it [the Word], teach it, write it, but I will constrain no man by force, for faith must come freely without compulsion. Take myself as an example. I opposed indulgences and all the papists, but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God's Word; otherwise I did
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
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
Without armaments peace cannot be kept; wars are waged not only to repel injustice but also to establish a firm peace.
We must meet hate with love. We must meet physical force with soul force.
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.
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid. Martin Lu
I do not admit that my doctrine can be judged by anyone.
I am not of the opinion that all the arts shall be crushed to earth and perish through the Gospel, as some bigoted persons pretend, but would willingly see them all, and especially music, servants of Him who gave and created them.
We are nothing with all our gifts be they ever so great, except God assist us.
...Hope endures and overcomes misfortune and evil.
While we contemplate in all creatures, as in a mirror, those immense riches of His wisdom, justice, goodness and power, we should not meerly run them over cursorily, and, so to speak, with a fleeting glance, but we should ponder them at length, turn them over in our mind seriously and faithfully and
They are trying to make me into a fixed star. I am an irregular planet.
Therefore the blind Jews are truly stupid fools...
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
My conscience is captive to the Word of God
I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also!
A woman has no control over herself.
The Holy Spirit is no skeptic. He has written neither doubt nor mere opinion into our hearts, but rather solid assurances, which are more sure and solid than all experience and even life itself.
God freely forgives us on account of Christnot on account of our works, contrition, confession, or satisfactions.
That little bird has chosen his shelter. Above it are the stars and the deep heaven of worlds. Yet he is rocking himself to sleep without caring for tomorrow's lodging, calmly clinging to his little twig, and leaving God to think for him.
So tenaciously should we cling to the world revealed by the Gospel, that were I to see all the Angels of Heaven coming down to me to tell me something different, not only would I not be tempted to doubt a single syllable, but I would shut my eyes and stop my ears, for they would not deserve to be ei
Even though they (women) grow weary and wear themselves out with child-bearing, it does not matter; let them go on bearing children till they die, that is what they are there for.