Luther's Correspondence and Other Contemporary Letters, Volume 2

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Lutheran Publication Society, 1918 - German letters
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Page 242 - For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you ; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
Page 216 - Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort ; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Page 238 - We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts : knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
Page 286 - For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King ; He will save us.
Page 195 - For a small moment have I forsaken thee ; But with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; But with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, Saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
Page 186 - Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Page 175 - Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
Page 144 - And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house ; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busy-bodies, speaking things which they ought not.
Page 421 - Judases as they are they do well to stamp on my wretched self, making me feel as did Christ when he said : " He persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart." I bear God's wrath because I have sinned against him. Pope, emperor, princes, bishops, and the whole world hate and persecute me, nor is this enough, but my brothers, too, must add to my sorrows, and my sins and death and Satan with his angels rage without ceasing. What could save and console me if even Christ...
Page 95 - I have written this to your Grace to inform you that I am going to Wittenberg under a far higher protection than that of the Elector.

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