According to my calculations, today marks 490 years since Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door. Hallelujah! So I thought I'd include a few quote of Martin Luther to celebrate Luther was a crazy, sometimes foul-mouthed, beer drinking, forever blessed monk who turned the world upside down. If you find the writings of the reformers dull, it is only because you have not read Luther. You should read his three great treatises now, if not sooner. You can get them together for practically nothing if you are willing to buy it used. Try here. So without further ado, here are a few quotes I mined in honor of Reformation Day!
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.
I feel much freer now that I am certain the pope is the Antichrist.
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.
You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.
I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.
And finally.... 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.
I am a pastor serving in my hometown of Albertville, Alabama. The greatest evidence of God's grace in my life are my wife, son, and daughter. One look at me and then my wife will tell you that her "yes" was a modern day miracle. Otherwise, I am almost completely mundane.