He who is well acquainted with the text of scripture, is a distinguished theologian. For a Bible passage or text is of more value than the comments of four authors.
A preacher should have the skill to teach the unlearned simply roundly, and plainly; for teaching is of more importance than exhorting.
My temptations have been my Masters of Divinity.
Men have broad and large chests, and small narrow hips, and more understanding than women, who have but small and narrow breasts, and broad hips, to the end they should remain at home, sit still, keep house, and bear and bring up children.
And though this world with devils filled, Should threaten to undo us, We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us.
Thus my learning is not my own; it belongs to the unlearned and is the debt I owe themMy wisdom belongs to the foolish, my power to the oppressed. Thus my wealth belongs to the poor, my righteousness to the sinners.
Riches, understanding, beauty, are fair gifts of God.
My counsel is, that we draw water from the true source and fountain, that is, that we diligently search the Scriptures. He who wholly possesses the text of the Bible, is a consummate divine.
True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.
Be a sinner and sinï»¿ï»¿ boldly,ï»¿ but believe andï»¿ï»¿ rejoice in Christ even more boldly.
It seems to me that the most delightful walk of life is to be found in a household of moderate means, to live there with an obliging spouse and to be satisfied with little.
Amen meaneth assuredly, namely, that I am sure that petitions of this kind are accepted by my Heavenly Father, and heard by him, because he hath commanded us, that we should pray after this manner, and hath promised that he will hear us. Amen, Amen: that is, truly, certainly, so be it.
God is not a God of sadness, death, etc., but the devil is. Christ is a God of joy, and so the Scriptures often say that we should rejoice ... A Christian should and must be a cheerful person.
An angel is a spiritual being, created by god without a body, for the service of Christendom.
Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.
So great are the effectiveness and power of the Word of God that the more it is persecuted the more it flourishes and grows.
You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
The whole Turkish empire is nothing else but a crust cast by Heaven's great Housekeeper to His dogs.
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.
Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness.
Every doer of the law and every moral worker is accursed, for he walketh in the presumption of his own righteousness.
For God does not want to save us by our own but by an extraneous righteousness, one that does not originate in ourselves but comes to us from beyond ourselves, which does not arise on earth but comes from heaven.
I have done nothing; the Word has done and accomplished everything.... I let the Word do its work!
The worship of God....should be free at table, in private rooms, downstairs, upstairs, at home, abroad, in all places, by all peoples, at all times
Twas a special gift of God that speech was given to mankind; for through the Word, and not by force, wisdom governs.
Astrology is framed by the devil, to the end people may be scared from entering into the state of matrimony, and from every divine and human office and calling.
I would not have preachers torment their hearers, and detain them with long and tedious preaching.
The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation
There are two days in my calendar: This day and that Day.
Merit is a work for the sake of which Christ gives rewards. But no such work is to be found, for Christ gives by promise. Just as if a prince should say to me, "Come to me in my castle, and I will give you a hundred florins." I do a work, certainly, in going to the castle, but the gift is not given