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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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.
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.
A man cannot do good before he is made good.
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.
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 are
Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.
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.
Be a sinner and sin mightily, but more mightily believe and rejoice in Christ.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
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.
Earth has nothing more tender than a woman's heart when it is the abode of piety.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
Here stand I. I can do no other.
I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly.
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.
If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
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.
It is pleasing to God whenever you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.
Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
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.
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.
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
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.
Now the church is not wood and stone, but the company of people who believe in Christ.
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.
So our Lord God commonly gave riches to those gross asses to whom he vouchsafed nothing else.
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns.
The human heart is like a ship on a stormy sea driven about by winds blowing from all four corners of heaven.
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.
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.
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.

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