Finding Beauty in the Preaching of God’s Word

Nothing is more beautiful in the eyes of God than a soul that loves to hear His Word.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

HT: @CJMahaney

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“Here I Stand”

(Reply to the Diet of Worms) “Since your majesty and your lordships desire a simple reply, I will answer without horns or teeth. Unless I am convinced by Scripture and by plain reason (I do not believe in the authority of either popes or councils by themselves, for it is plain that they have often erred and contradicted each other) in those Scriptures that I have presented, for my conscience is captive to the Word of God, I cannot and I will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen.”

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Sola Deo Gloria: To God Alone Be the Glory

When I first took upon me the defense of the Gospel, I remember a worthy man saying to me, “I like it, this doctrine you preach, because it gives glory and everything else to God alone, and nothing to man, for we cannot attribute too much glory, goodness, mercy, and so on to God.” This greatly comforted and confirmed me. And it is true that the doctrine of the Gospel removes from mankind all glory, wisdom, righteousness, and so on and gives it solely to the Creator, who made everything out of nothing (Hebrews 11:3). (Commentary on Galatians 1:11-12).

Martin Luther (1483-1546)