Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the divine nature which beams full of all goodness.
Jews and papists are ungodly wretches; they are two stockings made of one piece of cloth.
The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands
Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves?
A gospel that doesn't deal with the issues of the day is not the gospel at all.
Let all the 'free-will' in the world do all it can with all its strength; it will never give rise to a single instance of ability to avoid being hardened if God does not give the Spirit, or of meriting mercy if it is left to its own strength.
Divinity consists in use and practice, not in speculation.
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
God creates out of nothing. Therefore, until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him.
It is not imitation that makes sons. It is sonship that make imitators.
Maternity is a glorious thing, since all mankind has been conceived, born, and nourished of women. All human laws should encourage the multiplication of families.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing. Martin Luther
Human nature is like a drunk peasant. Lift him into the saddle on one side, over he topples on the other side.
Original sin is in us like our beard. We are shaved today and look clean; tomorrow our beard has grown again, nor does it cease growing while we remain on earth. In like manner original sin cannot be extirpated from us; it springs up in us as long as we live.
There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.
I frankly confess that even if it were possible I should not wish to have free choice given to me, or to have anything left in my own hands by which I might strive for salvation.
What will you do in the mundane days of faithfulness?
Whenever the true message of the cross is abolished, the anger of hypocrites and heretics ceases.. and all things are in peace. This is a sure token that the devil is guarding the entry to the house, and that the PURE doctrine of God's Word has been taken away. The Church then, is in the BEST state
Let him who wants a true church cling to the Word by which everything is upheld.
I would not give one moment of heaven for all the joy and riches of the world, even if it lasted for thousands and thousands of years.
The fact that the biblical book Hebrews is not an epistle of St Paul, or of any other apostle, is proved by what it says in chapter two...
Riches, understanding, beauty, are fair gifts of God.
I put the Scriptures above all the sayings of the fathers, angels, men and devils. Here I take my stand.
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God. Martin Lu
One Book is enough, but a thousand books is not too many!
If we wish to wash our hands of the Jews blasphemy and not share in their guilt, we have to part company with them. They must be driven from our country.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end t
Good works are the seals and proofs of faith; for even as a letter must have a seal to strengthen the same, even so faith must have good works.
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.
Prayer, study, and suffering make a pastor.