Jesus Christ never died for our good works. They were not worth dying for. But he gave himself for our sins, according to the Scriptures.

-Martin Luther
Martin Luther

Heavy thoughts bring on physical maladies; when the soul is oppressed so is the body.

Martin Luther
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.
Martin Luther

All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself

Martin Luther
The church that preaches the gospel in all of its fullness, except as it applies to the great social ills of the day, is failing to preach the gospel.
Martin Luther

In Switzerland, on a high mountain, not far from Lucerne, there is a lake they call Pilate's Pond, which the Devil has fixed upon as one of the chief residences of his evil spirits....

Martin Luther
...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!
Martin Luther

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.

Martin Luther
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.
Martin Luther

The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation

Martin Luther
The bible is the cradle that holds the Christ, without him it is nothing more than wood and straw.