What shall we Christians do now with this depraved and damned people of the Jews? ... I will give my faithful advice: First, that one should set fire to their synagogues. . . . Then that one should also break down and destroy their houses. . . . That one should drive them out the country.
By faith we began, by hope we continue, and by revelation we shall obtain the whole.
But know that to serve God is nothing else than to serve your neighbor and do good to him in love, be it a child, wife, servant, enemy, friend....If you do not find yourself among the needy and the poor, where the Gospel shows us Christ, then you may know that your faith is not right, and that you h
But what will happen even if we do burn down the Jews synagogues and forbid them publicly to praise God, to pray, to teach, to utter God's name? They will still keep doing it in secret. If we know that they are doing this in secret, it is the same as if they were doing it publicly. for our knowledge
Sin cannot tear you away from him [Christ] even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders.
I believe that the devil has destroyed many good books of the church, as, aforetime, he killed and crushed many holy persons, the memory of whom has now passed away; but the Bible he was fain to leave subsisting.
Without images we can neither think nor understand anything.
The priest is not made. He must be born a priest; must inherit his office. I refer to the new birth-the birth of water and the Spirit. Thus all Christians must became priests, children of God and co-heirs with Christ the Most High Priest.
The devil won't stay where there is music.
If we Christians would join the Wise Men, we must close our eyes to all that glitters before the world and look rather on the despised and foolish things, help the poor, comfort the despised, and aid the neighbor in his need.
Night and day I pondered until I saw the connection between the justice of God and the statement that 'the just shall live by his faith.' Then I grasped that the justice of God is that righteousness by which through grace and sheer mercy God justifies us through faith. Thereupon I felt myself to be
Strange, though I am saved from sin, I am not saved from sinning.
Father and Mother are apostles, bishops and priests to their children, for it is they who make them acquainted with the gospel.
Whoever wishes to be a Christian, let him pluck out the eyes of his reason.
I am of a different mind ten times in the course of a day. But I resist the devil, and often it is with a fart that I chase him away. When he tempts me with silly sins I say, 'Devil, yesterday I broke wind too. Have you written it down on your list?
Let your holy Angel have charge concerning us, that the wicked one have no power over us.
When schools flourish, all flourishes. Martin Luthe
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
I see a word that hates evil more than it loves good.
Truly speech has wonderful strength and power, that through a mere word, proceeding out of the mouth of a poor human creature, the devil, that so proud and powerful spirit, should be driven away, shamed and confounded.
The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.
so it is with human reason, which strives not against faith, when enlightened, but rather furthers and advances it.
Forgiveness is God's command.
Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.
Reason should be destroyed in all Christians.
The state of matrimony is the chief in the world after religion; but people shun it because of its inconveniences, like one who, running out of the rain, falls into the river.
All of a Christian's life is one of repentance.
You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
I would rather obey than work miracles.
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.