Martin Luther

German theologian who led the Reformation; believed that salvation is granted on the basis of faith rather than deeds (1483-1546)

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A man cannot do good before he is made good.Rate it:
A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.Rate it:
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith in him is unless he knew where his believers areRate it:
Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.Rate it:
At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.Rate it:
Be a sinner and sin mightily, but more mightily believe and rejoice in Christ.Rate it:
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.Rate it:
Christ is the Master the Scriptures are only the servant. The true way to test all the Books is to see whether they work the will of Christ or not. No Book which does not preach Christ can be apostolic, though Peter or Paul were its author. And no Book which does preach Christ can fail to be apostolic though Judas, Ananias, Pilate or Herod were its author.Rate it:
Christ will remain a priest and king though He was never consecrated by any papist bishop or greased by any of those shavelings but he was ordained and consecrated by God Himself, and by Him anointed.Rate it:
Earth has nothing more tender than a woman's heart when it is the abode of piety.Rate it:
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.Rate it:
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.Rate it:
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.Rate it:
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.Rate it:
Here stand I. I can do no other.Rate it:
I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.Rate it:
If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.Rate it:
In this life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins in his resurrection, a conqueror in his ascentions, a kind in his intercession, a high priest.Rate it:
It is pleasing to God whenever you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.Rate it:
Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.Rate it:
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which are externally good, but they must first have righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.Rate it:
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.Rate it:
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.Rate it:
No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him.Rate it:
Now the church is not wood and stone, but the company of people who believe in Christ.Rate it:
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.Rate it:
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.Rate it:
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.Rate it:
So our Lord God commonly gave riches to those gross asses to whom he vouchsafed nothing else.Rate it:
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.Rate it:
The fewer the words, the better the prayer.Rate it:
The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.Rate it:
The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns.Rate it:
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:

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