I do not admit that my doctrine can be judged by anyone.
Next to theology I give to music the highest place and honor. And we see how David and all the saints have wrought their godly thoughts into verse, rhyme, and song.
Many demons are in woods, in waters, in wildernesses, and in dark poolly places ready to hurt...people.
Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have always received more than I asked for. God may delay, but He always comes.
When God wants to speak and deal with us, he does not avail himself of an angel but of parents, or the pastor, or of our neighbor.
People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.
In short, I will preach it [the Word], teach it, write it, but I will constrain no man by force, for faith must come freely without compulsion. Take myself as an example. I opposed indulgences and all the papists, but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God's Word; otherwise I did
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.
I'd rather see heaven crash from the skies than one grain of God's truth die.
One learns more of Christ in being married and rearing children than in several lifetimes spent in study in a monastery.
We find no rest for our weary bones unless we cling to the word of grace.
Music must be supported by the king and the princes, for the maintenance of the arts is their duty no less than the maintenance of the laws.
He that will maintain that man's free will is able to do or work anything in spiritual cases, be they never so small, denies Christ.
The Clergy is the greatest hindrance to faith.
Nothing good ever comes of violence.
God himself will milk the cows through him whose vocation that is.
[Christ's] mission and work it is to help against sin and death, to justify and bring life. He has placed his help in baptism and the Sacrament [i.e., communion/Eucharist/Lord's supper], and incorporated it in the Word and preaching. To our eyes Baptism [capitalized in original] appears to be nothin
The church that preaches the gospel in all of its fullness, except as it applies to the great social ills of the day, is failing to preach the gospel.
Though in midst of life we beSnares of death surround us.
Our works do not generate righteousness, rather our righteousness in Christ generates works.
I hate myself, that I cannot believe it so constantly and surely as I should; but no human creature can rightly know how mercifully God is inclined toward those that steadfastly believe in Christ.
The mad mob does not ask how it could be better, only that it be different. And when it then becomes worse, it must change again. Thus they get bees for flies, and at last hornets for bees.
Christ desires nothing more of us than that we speak of him.
The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone...How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children
The winds are nothing else but good or bad spirits. Hark! how the Devil is puffing and blowing...
All we who believe on Christ are kings and priests in Christ.
What shall we do with...the Jews?...set fire to their synagogues or schools and bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them.
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
As long as a man is persuaded that he can make even the smallest contribution to his salvation, he remains self-confident and does not utterly despair of himself, and so is not humbled before God. Such a man plans out for himself a position, an occasion, a work, which shall bring him final salvation
Twas a special gift of God that speech was given to mankind; for through the Word, and not by force, wisdom governs.