Thursday, November 14, 2013

Giving Thanks #14 Martin Luther

“I preach as though Christ were crucified yesterday, rose from the dead today, and is coming back to earth again tomorrow!” ~ Martin Luther
God creates out of nothing. Therefore until man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him. ~ Martin Luther
Martin Luther declared that he constantly preached justification by faith alone, “because,” said he, “the people would forget it; so that I was obliged almost to knock my Bible against their heads, to send it into their hearts.”
Martin Luther noted that "the sin underneath all our sins is the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and that we must take matters into our own hands."
Martin Luther said, "God doesn't need our good works, but our neighbor does."
Martin Luther had a point when he said, "It is not imitation that makes sons; it is sonship that makes imitators."
Martin Luther said, "One with God is a majority." 
I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt. ~ Martin Luther
Martin Luther called the book of Romans, "the chief part of the New Testament and the very purest Gospel, and is worthy not only that every Christian should know it word for word, by heart, but occupy himself with it every day, as the daily bread of the soul. It can never be read or pondered too much, and the more it is dealt with the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes."
"The life of Christianity," says Luther, "consists in possessive pronouns." 
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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