German priest and theologian
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About Martin Luther
Martin Luther was a German priest and theologian.
He was a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation and he rejected many teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He believed that freedom from God's punishment for sin could not be purchased with money. He challenged the authority of the Pope by teaching that only the Bible is the source of knowledge from God. He also expressed antagonistic views toward Jews.
He was excommunicated by the Pope in 1521.
Lutheranism, a major branch of Protestant Christianity, was named after him and it is now represented by almost 80 million people worldwide.
His Personal Life
He was married to Katharina von Bora and they had 6 children together. She was one of the 12 nuns he had helped escape from the Nimbschen Cistercian convent in 1523.
Famous quotes by Martin Luther
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired.Martin Luther
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?Martin Luther
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.Martin Luther
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.Martin Luther
Blood alone moves the wheels of history.Martin Luther
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.Martin Luther
Every man must do two things alone he must do his own believing and his own dying.Martin Luther
Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.Martin Luther
Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.Martin Luther
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.Martin Luther
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.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
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.Martin Luther
Forgiveness is God's command.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
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.Martin Luther
I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.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
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.Martin Luther
I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.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
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.Martin Luther
Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.Martin Luther
Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.Martin Luther
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.Martin Luther
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.Martin Luther
Nothing good ever comes of violence.Martin Luther
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.Martin Luther
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.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
Pray, and let God worry.Martin Luther
Reason is the enemy of faith.Martin Luther
The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.Martin Luther
The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good.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
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
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.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
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
Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.Martin Luther
Martin Luther's Popularity
Martin Luther was a famous German priest and theologian, who was born on November 10, 1483. As a person born on this date, Martin Luther is listed in our database as the 2nd most popular celebrity for the day (November 10).
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