Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!— Martin Luther
The most attractive Martin Luther quotes you will be delighted to read
God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.
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.
Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am your sin.
You took on you what was mine; yet set on me what was yours. You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not.
A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.
No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes.
The whole being of any Christian is faith and love.
Faith brings the person to God, love brings the person to people.
When Satan tells me I am a sinner he comforts me immeasurably, since Christ died for sinners.
A happy fart never comes from a miserable ass.
The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands
Every week I preach justification by faith to my people, because every week they forget it.
A simple layman armed with Scripture is greater than the mightiest pope without it
The bible is a remarkable fountain: the more one draws and drinks of it, the more it stimulates thirst.
Lord, grant that anger or other bitterness does not reign over us, but that your grace, genuine kindness, loyalty, and every kind of friendliness, generosity, and gentleness may reign in us. Amen
We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone.
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
The prosperity of a country depends, not on the abundance of its revenues, nor on the strength of its fortifications, nor on the beauty of its public buildings; but it consists in the number of its cultivated citizens, in its men of education, enlightenment and character.
There are some of us who think to ourselves, 'If I had only been there! How quick I would have been to help the Baby. I would have washed His linen. How happy I would have been to go with the shepherds to see the Lord lying in the manger!' Why don't we do it now? We have Christ in our neighbor.
May a merciful God preserve me from a Christian Church in which everyone is a saint! I want to be and remain in the church and little flock of the fainthearted, the feeble and the ailing, who feel and recognize the wretchedness of their sins, who sigh and cry to God incessantly for comfort and help, who believe in the forgiveness of sins.
The most damnable and pernicious heresy that has ever plagued the mind of man was the idea that somehow he could make himself good enough to deserve to live with an all-holy God.
Show me where a man spends his time & money, and I'll show you his god.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
As long as we live there is never enough singing.
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Prayer is climbing up into the heart of God.
Pray, and let God worry.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God.
Music drives away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.
The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone...How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name?
From the beginning of my Reformation I have asked God to send me neither dreams, nor visions, nor angels, but to give me the right understanding of His Word, the Holy Scriptures; for as long as I have God's Word, I know that I am walking in His way and that I shall not fall into any error or delusion.
We must make a great difference between God's Word and the word of man.
A man's word is a little sound, that flies into the air, and soon vanishes; but the Word of God is greater than heaven and earth, yea, greater than death and hell, for it forms part of the power of God, and endures everlastingly.
Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason-I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen.
Christianity can be summed up in the two terms faith and love.
..receiving from above [faith] and giving out below [love].
God has surely promised His grace to the humbled: that is, to those who mourn over and despair of themselves. But a man cannot be thoroughly humbled till he realizes that his salvation is utterly beyond his own powers, counsels, efforts, will and works, and depends absolutely on the will, counsel, pleasure and work of Another -- God alone.
Every occupation has its own honor before God.
Ordinary work is a divine vocation or calling. In our daily work no matter how important or mundane we serve God by serving the neighbor and we also participate in God's on-going providence for the human race.
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.
Not only the adoration of images is idolatry, but also trust in one's own righteousness, works and merits, and putting confidence in riches and power. As the latter is the commonest, so it also is the most noxious.
People go through three conversions: The conversion of their head, their heart, and their pocketbook. Unfortunately, not all at the same time.
The kingdom of God does not consist in talk, but in power, that is, in works and practice. God loves the 'doers of the word' in faith and love, and not the 'mere hearers,' who, like parrots, have learned to utter certain expressions with readiness.
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals.
I have within me the great pope, Self.
We do not become righteous by doing righteous deed but, having been made righteous, we do righteous deeds.
The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.
Christians are to be taught that the pope would and should wish to give of his own money, even though he had to sell the basilica of St. Peter, to many of those from whom certain hawkers of indulgences cajole money.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.
It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor.
When God's righteousness is mentioned in the gospel, it is God's action of declaring righteous the unrighteous sinner who has faith in Jesus Christ. The righteousness by which a person is justified (declared righteous) is not his own but that of another, Christ.
Christian living does not mean to be good but to become good;
not to be well, but to get well; not being but becoming; nor rest but training. We are not yet, but we shall be. It has not yet happened, but it is the way. Not everything shines and sparkles as yet, but everything is getting better.