You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. Martin Luthe
Sin is essentially a departure from God.
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
Let Christ's righteousness and grace, not yours, be your refuge.
What is our death but a night's sleep? For as through sleep all weariness and faintness pass away and cease, and the powers of the spirit come back again, so that in the morning we arise fresh and strong and joyous; so at the Last Day we shall rise again as if we had only slept a night, and shall be
Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!
God's love does not love that which is worthy of being loved, but it creates that which is worthy of being loved.
Many demons are in woods, in waters, in wildernesses, and in dark poolly places ready to hurt...people.
...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!
Not only the words (vocabula) which the Holy Spirit and Scripture use are divine, but also the phrasing
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger, and rejoice in Christ who is the victor over sin, death, and the world. We will commit sins while we are here, for this life is not a place where j
I am not permitted to let my love be so merciful as to tolerate and endure false doctrine. When faith and doctrine are concerned and endangered, neither love nor patience are in order....when these are concerned, neither toleration nor mercy are in order, but only anger, dispute, and destruction - t
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest.
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.
Exhort your household to learn [the Ten Commandments] word for word, that they should obey Godâ€¦For if you teach and urge your families things will go forward.
Human nature is like a drunk peasant. Lift him into the saddle on one side, over he topples on the other side.
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.
Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.
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.
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid. Martin Lu
Let the man who would hear God speak, read Holy Scriptures.
The hair is the richest ornament of women.
I have done nothing; the Word has done and accomplished everything.... I let the Word do its work!
Through faith we are restored to paradise and created anew. We have no need of works in order to be righteous; however, in order to avoid idleness and so that the body might be cared for an disciplined, works are done freely to please God.
What are the things we should pray for? First, our personal troubles...The greatest trouble we can ever know is thinking that we have no trouble for we can become hard-hearted and insensible to what is inside of us.
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes.
The will of man without grace is not free, but is enslaved, and that too with its own consent.
All the passages in the Holy Scriptures that mention assistance are they that do away with "free-will", and these are countless...For grace is needed, and the help of grace is given, because "free-will" can do nothing.