Martin Luther

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Martin Luther (/ˈluːθər/ or /ˈluːðər/; German: [ˈmaɐ̯tiːn ˈlʊtɐ]; 10 November 1483 – 18 February 1546) 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 Late Medieval Catholic Church. He strongly disputed the claim that freedom from God's punishment for sin could be purchased with money. He proposed an academic discussion of the power and usefulness of indulgences in his Ninety-Five Theses of 1517. His refusal to retract 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. Luther taught that salvation and subsequently eternal life is not earned by good deeds but is received only as a free gift of God's grace ... More

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Martin Luther #Men

Photo of Martin Luther I shall never be a heretic I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.
Martin Luther #Music

Photo of Martin Luther My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luther #Nature

Photo of Martin Luther For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
Martin Luther #Peace #Truth

Photo of Martin Luther Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
Martin Luther #Peace

Photo of 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 #Religion #War

Photo of Martin Luther War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.
Martin Luther #Alone #God

Photo of 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 #Faith

Photo of Martin Luther Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
Martin Luther #Faith

Photo of Martin Luther Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.
Martin Luther #God

Photo of 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 #God #Life #Religion

Photo of Martin Luther To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
Martin Luther #God

Photo of Martin Luther 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.
Martin Luther #God #Great

Photo of Martin Luther The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
Martin Luther #Inspirational

Photo of Martin Luther Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther #Faith

Photo of Martin Luther If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.