There are some of us who think to ourselves, 'If I had only been there! How quick I would have been to help the Baby. I would have washed His linen. How happy I would have been to go with the shepherds to see the Lord lying in the manger!' Why don't we do it now? We have Christ in our neighbor.
This letter [to the Romans] is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel. It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. It is impossible to read or to
Father and Mother are apostles, bishops and priests to their children, for it is they who make them acquainted with the gospel.
He who wholly renounces himself, and relies not on mere human reason, will make good progress in the Scriptures; but the world comprehends them not, from ignorance of that mortification which is the gift of God's word.
Blood alone moves the wheels of history. Martin Lu
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ. Martin Lu
In the midst of the affliction He counsels, strengthens confirms, nourishes, and favors us.... More over, when we have repented, He instantly remits the sins as well as the punishments. In the same manner parents ought to handle their children.
At the last, when we die, we have the dear angels for our escort on the way. They who can grasp the whole world in their hands can surely also guard our souls, that they make that last journey safely.
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
I have so much to do today, I'll need to spend another hour on my knees.
The Clergy is the greatest hindrance to faith.
Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!
God works by contraries so that a man feels himself to be lost in the very moment when he is on the point of being saved.
He [Christ] died for me. He made His righteousness mine and made my sin His own; and if He made my sin His own, then I do not have it, and I am free.
We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the city jails, they daringly proclaimed the good news of the gospel.
There never yet have been, nor are there now, too many good books.
The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation
All of a Christian's life is one of repentance.
The Holy Spirit has a way of His own to say much in few words.
Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have always received more than I asked for. God may delay, but He always comes.
When schools flourish, all flourishes.
Who loves not wine, women and song, Remains a fool his whole life long
All who call on God in true faith...will certainly be heard.
Yes, would to God that I could persuade the rich and the mighty that they would permit the whole Bible to be painted on houses, on the inside and the outside, so that all can see it. That would be a Christian work... If it is not a sin but good to have the image of Christ in my heart, why should it
Our works do not generate righteousness, rather our righteousness in Christ generates works.
In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible.
None can believe how powerful prayer is, and what it is able to effect, but those who have learned it by experience.
When God creates faith in a man, that is as great a work as if He created heaven and earth all over again.
All our experience with history should teach us, when we look back, how badly human wisdom is betrayed when it relies on itself
If there is anything in us, it is not our own; it is a gift of God. But if it is a gift of God, then it is entirely a debt one owes to love, that is, to the law of Christ. And if it is a debt owed to love, then I must serve others with it, not myself.