A man must completely despair of himself in order to become fit to obtain the grace of Christ.
Our Lord God doeth work like a printer who setteth the letters backwards; we see and feel well his setting, but we shall see the print yonder - in the life to come.
When I was a child there were many witches, and they bewitched both cattle and men, especially children.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us.
The veneration of Mary is inscribed in the very depths of the human heart
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.
Let all your preaching be in the most simple and plainest manner; look not to the prince, but to the plain, simple, gross, unlearned people, of which cloth the prince also himself is made. If I, in my preaching, should have regard to Philip Melancthon and other learned doctors, then should I do but
Peter erred in life and in doctrine. Paul might have dismissed Peter's error as a matter of no consequence. But Paul saw that Peter's error would lead to the damage of the whole Church unless it were corrected. Therefore he withstood Peter to his face. The Church, Peter, the apostles, angels from he
We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished ...
Idiots, the lame, the blind, the dumb, are men in whom the devils have established themselves: and all the physicians who heal these infirmities, as though they proceeded from natural causes, are ignorant blockheads.
It is impossible for a man to be a Christian without having Christ; and if he has Christ he has at the same time all that is in Christ.
Indeed, to spur your Baal to action, I will taunt and challenge you ... to create as much as a single frog in the name and by the power of free choice, though the heathen and ungodly magicians in Egypt were able to create many.... I will not set you the heavy task of creating lice, which they could
That which the sober man keeps in his breast, the drunken man lets out at the lips. Astute people, when they want to ascertain a man's true character, make him drunk.
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.
When Jesus Christ utters a word, He opens His mouth so wide that it embraces all Heaven and earth, even though that word be but in a whisper.
Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women? The sun, the moon, and the stars have been worshiped. Shall we then pluck them out of the sky? ...see how much he [God] has been able to
We are at fault for not slaying the Jews.
What shall we do with...the Jews?...I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings...are to be taken from them.
God creates out of nothing. Therefore, until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him.
The confidence that God is mindful of the individual is of tremendous value in dealing with the disease of fear, for it gives us a sense of worth, of belonging, and of at homeness in the universe.
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see. Martin Lu
Whoever does not accept my teaching may not be saved -- for it is God's teaching and not mine.
A man must be able to affirm, I know for certain, that what I teach is the only Word of the high Majesty of God in heaven, his final conclusion and everlasting, unchangeable truth, and whatsoever concurs and agrees not with this doctrine, is altogether false, and spun by the devil.
Undoubtedly they do more and viler things than those which we know and discover
Faith is the yes of the heart.
All laws and philosophy merely tell us what should be done, but they do not provide the strength to do it.
What harm would it do, if a man told a good strong lie for the sake of the good...
Nothing good ever comes of violence.
Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am your sin. You took on you what was mine; yet set on me what was yours. You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not.
Scripture is the manger in which we find the Christ child.