Martin Luther (10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546), O.S.A., was a German professor of theology, composer, priest, monk and a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation.
Luther came to reject several teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the Catholic view on indulgences as he understood it to be, that freedom from God’s punishment for sin could be purchased with money.
Luther proposed an academic discussion of the practice and efficacy of indulgences in his Ninety-five Theses of 1517.
His refusal to renounce all of his writings at the demand of Pope Leo X in 1520 and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at the Diet of Worms in 1521 resulted in his excommunication by the Pope and condemnation as an outlaw by the Emperor.
Martin Luther Quotes/Thoughts
The organ in the worship service is a sign of Baal.
Some people need a fig-leaf on their mouths.
Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have always received more than I asked for. God may delay, but He always comes.
Faith is the yes of the heart.
Always preach in such a way that if the people listening do not come to hate their sin, they will instead hate you
The Lord commonly gives riches to foolish people, to whom he gives nothing else.
Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes
You should be certain that angels are protecting you when you go to sleep. Yea, that they are protecting you also in all your business, whether you enter or leave your home.
I have undertaken to translate the Bible into German. This was good for me; otherwise I might have died in the mistaken notion that I was a learned fellow.
Medicine makes people ill, mathematics make them sad and theology makes them sinful.
Who waits until circumstances completely favor his undertaking, will never accomplish anything.
The first care of every Christian ought to be to lay aside all reliance on works, and strengthen his faith alone more and more, and by it grow in the knowledge, not of works, but of Christ Jesus, who has suffered and risen again for him.
A penny saved is better than a penny earned.
This is the most dangerous trial of all, when there is no trial and every thing goes well; for then a man is tempted to forget God, to become too bold and to misuse times of prosperity.
If I had to baptise a Jew, I would take him to the bridge of the Elbe, hang a stone around his neck and push him over with the words ‘I baptise thee in the name of Abraham’.