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Quotes By Martin Luther

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10-11-1483
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18-02-1546

There’s one incident that shaped German Protestant theologian and reformer, Martin Luther’s future as a man of religion. Sometime after he began pursuing law at the University of Erfurt, the young Martin was stuck in a violent thunderstorm, on his way back from his parents’ house. The moment lightning struck close to him, he exclaimed, “St. Anne help me! I will become a monk.” Later, the young man, true to his word, joined the Black Monastery in Erfurt, in order to become a monk, much to his father’s frustration and disappointment.

The same Martin Luther was known for having outbursts of anger. A perfect example of his rage and sarcasm is the time when a younger philosopher kept asking Luther where God was all the while before the world came into existence. The famous scholar retorted, “He was building hell for such presumptuous, fluttering, and inquisitive spirits as you are.” To another student, who had a similar question as to what God had been doing before he went ahead and created the world, Dr. Luther snapped, “He sat under a birch tree cutting rods for those who ask nosy questions.” On yet another occasion, he was quite perturbed by the calm demeanor of his virtuous friend, Philipp Melanchthon and shouted at him, “For goodness’ sake, why don’t you go and sin a little? Doesn’t God deserve to have something to forgive you for!”

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

- Martin Luther

All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.

- Martin Luther

Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?

- Martin Luther

Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.

- Martin Luther

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.

- Martin Luther

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

- Martin Luther

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.

- Martin Luther

Forgiveness is God's command.

- Martin Luther

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.

- Martin Luther

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.

- Martin Luther

I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.

- Martin Luther

If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old.

- Martin Luther

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.

- Martin Luther

Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.

- Martin Luther

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.

- Martin Luther

I should have no compassion on these witches; I should burn them all . 

- Martin Luther

When I was a child there were many witches, and they bewitched both cattle and men, especially children. 

- Martin Luther

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.

- Martin Luther

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