A lie is like a snow-ball; the longer it is rolled, the larger it is.
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...
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Can he who understands not God's word, understand God's works?
This doctrine (justification) is the head and the cornerstone. It alone begets, nourishes, builds, preserves, and defends the church of God and without it the church of God cannot exist for one hour.
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.
There is no rustic so rude but that, if he dreams or fancies anything, it must be the whisper of the Holy Ghost, and he himself a prophet.
Without images we can neither think nor understand anything.
As concerning faith we ought to be invincible, and more hard, if it might be, than the adamant stone; but as touching charity, we ought to be soft, and more flexible than the reed or leaf that is shaken with the wind, and ready to yield to everything.
It is impossible for a man to be a Christian without having Christ; and if he has Christ he has at the same time all that is in Christ.
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
The Pope is a mere tormentor of conscience. The assembly of his greased and religious crew in praying was altogether like the croaking of frogs, which edified nothing at all.
Did I not tell you earlier that a Jew is such a noble, precious jewel that God and all the angels dance when he farts?
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.
The Bible is the proper book for men. There the truth is distinguished from error far more clearly than anywhere else, and one finds something new in it every day. For twenty-eight years, since I became a doctor, I have now constantly read and preached the Bible; and yet I have not exhausted it but
I never work better than when I am inspired by anger; for when I am angry, I can write, pray, and preach well, for then my whole temperament is quickened, my understandingsharpened, and all mundane vexations and temptations depart.
Prayer is a very precious medicine, one that helps and never fails.
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see. Martin Lu
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. Martin Luther
Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.
What shall we do with...the Jews?...I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews.
Christ ought to be preached with this goal in mind--that we might be moved to faith in him so that he is not just a distant historical figure but actually Christ for you and me.
In his life Christ is an example showing us how to live in his death he is a sacrifice satisfying our sins in his resurrection a conqueror in his ascension a king in his intercession a high priest.
In a word, the Holy Scripture is the highest and best of books, abounding in comfort under all afflictions and trials. It teaches us to see, to feel, to grasp, and to comprehend faith, hope, and charity, far otherwise than mere human reason can; and while evil oppresses us, it teaches how these virt
I hate myself, that I cannot believe it so constantly and surely as I should; but no human creature can rightly know how mercifully God is inclined toward those that steadfastly believe in Christ.
If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God's will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.
Now just behold these miserable, blind, and senseless people.
All our work in the field, in the garden, in the city, in the home, in struggle, in government-to what does it all amount before God except child's play, by means of which God is pleased to give his gifts in the field, at home, and everywhere? These are the masks of our Lord God, behind which he wan
The hair is the finest ornament women have. Of old, virgins used to wear it loose, except when they were in mourning.
We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished ...