16 Thought-Provoking Quotes from Martin Luther



Martin Luther was a 16th century German priest. He was highly influential in the Protestant Reformation, and he translated the Bible into vernacular German so that everyday people (instead of just the Catholic clergy who could read Latin) were able to read and understand the Bible. His writings and influence on the church are still important today and still influence Bible translations and Protestant practices.

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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.
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Christian life consists in faith and charity.
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Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.
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Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.
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You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.
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The recognition of sin is the beginning of salvation.
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I feel as if Jesus Christ died only yesterday.
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Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.
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They gave our Master a crown of thorns. Why do we hope for a crown of roses?
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What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow.
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Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
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Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works.
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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.
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The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy.
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I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
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Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves?
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I hope you’ve enjoyed these words of wisdom from Martin Luther. His faith in God and his love for salvation through Jesus still impact us today!