Martin Luther – Courageous and Combative!
We have just come through the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenburg church which helped launch the Protestant Reformation in 1517. I decided to read a biography on Luther (Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career by Kittelson) to better familiarize myself with the life of one used by God in such a mighty way. Here are some of my favorite quotes attributed to this amazing man.
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.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
Pray, and let God worry.
Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.
I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.
You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.