Luther's Correspondence and Other Contemporary Letters, Volume 1

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Lutheran Publication Society, 1913 - Reformation

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Page 82 - simple man, believe or suspect that you who were so smoothtongued before my face would attack me behind my back ? Thus you have fulfilled the saying of Scripture: "Which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts.
Page 260 - And if any man would go to law with thee, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. 1
Page 240 - If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself
Page 32 - I am thy sin; thou hast taken on thyself what thou wast not, and hast given to me what I was not. Beware of aspiring to such purity that you will not wish to seem to yourself, or to be, a sinner. For Christ
Page 32 - Therefore, my sweet brother, learn Christ and him crucified ; learn to pray to him despairing of yourself, saying: Thou, Lord Jesus, art my righteousness, but I am thy sin; thou hast taken on thyself what thou wast not, and hast given to me what I was not. Beware of
Page 511 - showing unto me that it was very joyous to have these tidings from the Pope's Holiness, at such time as he had taken upon him the defence of Christ's Church with his pen, afore the receipt of the said tidings; and that he will make an end of his book within these few days;
Page 239 - Thou shall by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Page 285 - (edited by Hutten), that the Donation of Constantine is a forgery. Good Heavens! what darkness and wickedness is at Rome! You wonder at the judgment of God, that such unauthentic, crass, impudent lies not only lived, but prevailed for so many centuries
Page 32 - Now I would like to know whether your soul, tired of her own righteousness, would learn to breathe and confide in the righteousness of Christ. For in our age the temptation to presumption besets many, especially those who try
Page 21 - God, glorious and holy in all his works, has deigned to exalt me, wretched and unworthy sinner, and to call me into his sublime ministry, only for his mercy's sake. I ought to be thankful for the glory of such divine goodness (as much as dust may be) and to fulfil the duty laid upon me.

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