Leave the ass burdened with laws behind in the valley. But your conscience, let it ascend with Isaac into the mountain.
God's love does not love that which is worthy of being loved, but it creates that which is worthy of being loved.
I was born to fight devils and factions. It is my business to remove obstacles, to cut down thorns, to fill up quagmires and to open and make straight paths. If I must have some failing let me rather speak the truth with too great sincerity than once to act the hypocrite and conceal the truth.
Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason-I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I c
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.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. Martin Luthe
It cannot, indeed, be denied, that a good man is more worthy of love than a bad one.
[The Psalms are] a Little Bible, wherein everything contained in the entire Bible is beautifully and briefly comprehended.
The whole being of any Christian is faith and love. Faith brings the person to God, love brings the person to people.
The Bible is the book that makes fools of the wise of this world; it is only understood by the plain and simple hearted.
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.
The fool will upset the whole science of astronomy.
It is pleasing to the dear God whenever thou rejoicest or laughest from the bottom of thy heart.
I have so much to do today that I must set apart more time than usual to pray.
Every occupation has its own honor before God. Ordinary work is a divine vocation or calling. In our daily work no matter how important or mundane we serve God by serving the neighbor and we also participate in God's on-going providence for the human race.
The Jews are the most miserable people on earth. They are plagued everywhere, and scattered about all countries, having no certain resting place. They sit as on a wheelbarrow, without a country, people or government... but they are rightly served, for seeing they refused have Christ and his gospel,
I cannot choose but adhere to the word of God, which has possession of my conscience; nor can I possibly, nor will I even make any recantation, since it is neither safe nor honest to act contrary to conscience! Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God! Amen.
I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us.
We are beginning to regain a knowledge of Creation, a knowledge forfeited by the fall of Adam. By God's mercy we can begin to recognize His Wonderful works and wonders also in flowers when we ponder his might and goodness. Therefore we laud, magnify and thank Him.
God created Adam master and lord of living creatures, but Eve spoilt all, when she persuaded him to set himself above God's will. 'Tis you women, with your tricks and artifices, that lead men into error.
Faith is a living, bold trust in God's grace, so certain of God's favour that it would risk death a thousand times trusting in it. Such confidence and knowledge of God's grace makes you happy, joyful and bold in your relationship to God and all creatures. The Holy Spirit makes this happen through fa
Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with the gift of song was given to man that he should proclaim the Word of God through Music.
All of a Christian's life is one of repentance.
Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise.
Why do you rant and brag with such a spate of words, as if you wanted to overwhelm me with a sort of tempest and deluge of oratory-which nevertheless falls with the greater force on your own head, while my ark rides aloft in safety?
If a man serves not God only, then surely he serves the devil.
Christ is no Moses, no exactor, no giver of laws, but a giver of grace, a Savior; he is infinite mercy and goodness, freely and bountifully given to us.
Angels are our true and trusty servants, performing offices and works that one poor miserable mendicant would be ashamed to do for another.
All creatures are merely veils under which God hides Himself and deals with us.