Martin Luther Quotes

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.
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.
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.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Be a sinner and sin mightily, but more mightily believe and rejoice in Christ.
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.
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.
Now the church is not wood and stone, but the company of people who believe in Christ.
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
The heart of religion lies in its personal pronouns.
There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly.
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.
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.
A man cannot do good before he is made good.
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.
The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
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.
Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.
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.
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.
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.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
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