So great are the effectiveness and power of the Word of God that the more it is persecuted the more it flourishes and grows.
Blood alone moves the wheels of history. Martin Lu
No great saint lived without errors.
In this Revolution no plans have been written for retreat.
You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say
Many demons are in woods, in waters, in wildernesses, and in dark poolly places ready to hurt...people.
What shall we do with...the Jews?...I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings...are to be taken from them.
If God is to create or to preserve a creature, God must be present and must make and preserve God's creation both in its innermost and outermost aspects.
He that will maintain that man's free will is able to do or work anything in spiritual cases, be they never so small, denies Christ.
The Christian gospel is a two-way road. On the one hand, it seeks to change the souls of men, and thereby unite them with God; on the other hand, it seeks to change the environmental conditions of men so the soul will have a chance after it is changed.
The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands
It is as if a wolf devoured a sheep and the sheep were so powerful that it transformed the wolf and turned him into a sheep. So, when we eat Christ's flesh physically and spiritually, the food is so powerful that it transforms us.
Each betrayal begins with trust.
Therefore we Christians, in turn, are obliged not to tolerate their wanton and conscious blasphemy.
In ourselves, we are sinners, and yet through faith we are righteous by the imputation of God. For we trust him who promises to deliver us, and in the meantime struggle so that sin may not overwhelm us, but that we may stand up to it until he finally take it away from us.
...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!
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
This is the good and happy news, that Christ has paid for our sin, and through His suffering has redeemed us from eternal death. It is His kingdom and His ministry, to preach the Gospel to the poor; that is His purpose. For to the great and holy He cannot come. They do not wish to be counted sinners
I [i.e., God] have given you baptism as a gift for the forgiveness of sins, and preach to you unceasingly by word of mouth concerning this treasure, sealing it with the Sacrament of my body and blood, so that you need never doubt. True, it seems little and insignificant that by the washing of water,
[The Psalms are] a Little Bible, wherein everything contained in the entire Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended.
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.
To turn one's eyes away from Jesus means to turn them to the Law.
Stubbornness should have been my middle name.
I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.
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.
It would be a good thing if young people were wise and old people were strong, but God has arranged things better.
Adam and Eve derived the fullness of joy and bliss from their contemplation of all the animal creatures.
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 have so much to do today that I must set apart more time than usual to pray.
Like the early Christians, we must move into a sometime hostile world armed with the revolutionary gospel of Jesus Christ. With this powerful gospel we shall boldly challenge the status quo.