God does not work salvation for fictitious sinners. Be a sinner and sin vigorously... Do not for a moment imagine that this life is the abiding place of justice; sin must be committed.
Faith is the 'yes' of the heart, a conviction on which one stakes one's life.
I had rather be in hell with Christ, than be in heaven without him.
A gospel that doesn't deal with the issues of the day is not the gospel at all.
The heart overflows with gladness, and leaps and dances for the joy it has found in God. In this experience the Holy Spirit is active, and has taught us in the flash of a moment the deep secret of joy. You will have as much joy and laughter in life as you have faith in God.
[The Psalms are] a Little Bible, wherein everything contained in the entire Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended.
What shall we do with...the Jews?...their homes also should be razed and destroyed.
I have such hatred of divorce that I prefer bigamy to divorce. Anyway, I think we should see other people.
No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom; but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him.
You should point to the whole man Jesus and say, That is God.
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.
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.
The true despisers of the world are the people who accept what God sends them, gratefully use all things when they have them, and gladly do without them if God takes them away
Know that no one can have indulged in the Holy Writers sufficiently, unless he has governed churches for a hundred years with the prophets, such as Elijah and Elisha, John the Baptist, Christ and the apostles... We are beggars: this is true.
We need not invite the Devil to our table; he is too ready to come without being asked. The air all about us is filled with demons...
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid. Martin Lu
Our bodies are always exposed to Satan. The maladies I suffer are not natural, but Devil's spells.
War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
I myself saw and touched at Dessay, a child of this sort, which had no human parents, but had proceeded from the Devil. He was twelve years old, and, in outward form, exactly resembled ordinary children.
Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music.
We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation.
We are beginning to regain a knowledge of Creation, a knowledge forfeited by the fall of Adam. By God's mercy we can begin to recognize His Wonderful works and wonders also in flowers when we ponder his might and goodness. Therefore we laud, magnify and thank Him.
We cannot attain to the understanding of Scripture either by study or by the intellect. Your first duty is to begin by prayer. Entreat the Lord to grant you, of His great mercy, the true understanding of His Word. There is no other interpreter of the Word of God than the Author of this Word, as He H
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. No merchant or tradesman would set himself to work if he did not hope to reap benefit thereby.
I maintain that some Jew wrote it who probably heard about Christian people but never encountered any.
If we esteem them too highly, good works can become the greatest idolatry.
People give ear to an upstart astrologer [Copernicus]...this fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy
A safe stronghold our God is still. A trusty shield and weapon.
My dear pope, I will kiss your feet and acknowledge you as supreme bishop if you will worship my Christ and grant that through His death and resurrection, not through keeping your traditions, we have forgiveness of sins and life eternal.
Riches, understanding, beauty, are fair gifts of God.