History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume 2

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Page 165 - German beast has no regard for gold" — that inflexible Luther, who, when told that the fate of John Huss would probably await him at Worms, said calmly, " Were they to make a fire that would extend from Worms to Wittemberg, and reach even to the sky, I would walk across it in the name of the Lord...
Page 125 - I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.
Page 186 - I am descended from a long line of Christian emperors of this noble German nation, and of the Catholic kings of Spain, the archdukes of Austria, and the dukes of Burgundy. They were all faithful to the death to the Church of Rome, and they defended the Catholic faith and the honor of God.
Page 173 - Ferdinand ; six electors of the empire, most of whose descendants now wear the kingly crown ; twenty-four dukes, the majority of whom were independent sovereigns over countries more or less extensive, and among whom were some whose names afterwards became formidable to the Reformation, — the Duke of Alva and his two sons ; eight margraves ; thirty archbishops, bishops, and abbots; seven ambassadors, including those from the kings of France and England ; the deputies of ten free cities ; a great...
Page 93 - He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
Page 182 - I neither can nor will retract anything, for it is not safe for a Christian to speak against his conscience.
Page 48 - That thou art Peter, and upon this rock 1 will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Page 93 - I cannot retract my doctrine. I cannot permit rules of interpretation to be imposed upon the Holy Scriptures. The Word of God — the source whence all freedom springs — must be left free. Perhaps I am too bold in giving advice to so high a majesty, whose duty it is to instruct all men, but I see the dangers which surround you at Rome ; I see you driven hither and thither ; tossed, as it were, upon the billows of a raging sea. Charity urges me, and I cannot resist sending forth a warning cry.
Page 116 - It belongs not to the princes and pontiffs of this age to defend the Word of God. They have enough to do to shelter themselves from the judgments of the Lord and his Anointed. If I speak, it is in order that they may attain a knowledge of the Divine Word, and that by it they may be saved.
Page 91 - ... thoughts with regard to you, my wish is that you may enjoy the most precious blessings throughout eternity. One thing only I have done; I have maintained the word of truth. I am ready to yield to all in everything; but as to this word I will not, I cannot abandon «. He who thinks differently on this subject is in error.

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