Saturday, January 21, 2012

Luther quotes

Still, it is not right, and I truly grieve, that these miserable folk should be so lamentably murdered, burned, and tormented to death. We should allow everyone to believe what he wills. If his faith be false, he will be sufficiently punished in eternal hell-fire. Why then should we martyr these people also in this world, if there error be in faith alone and they are not guilty of rebellion or opposition to the government? Dear God, how quickly a person can become confused and fall into the trap of the devil! By the Scriptures and the Word of God, we got to guard against and withstand him. By fire we accomplish little.” Martin Luther, Concerning Rebaptism,LW, AE, 40:230

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