Monthly Archives: May 2016

Doctrinal Truth

“No; doctrinal truth should be preached always, openly, without compromise, and never dissembled or concealed. There is no offence in it; it is the staff of uprightness” (Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will, 95).

A True Reformer’s Attitude

“I would rather be joyful in God’s grace and bear the brunt of this temporal uproar for the sake of the Word of God — which demands to be asserted with invincible and unshakeable zeal — rather that, I say, than be ground to powder under the wrath of God by the unbearable torments of the uproar that shall be everlasting!” (Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will, 90)

On Christian Liberty

“Consciences are bound by God’s law alone, and the Papal tyranny, which by its falsehoods frightens and murders souls within, and uselessly exhausts the body from without, is an intruder that should be banished forthwith” (Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will, 89).

Erasmus vs. Foreknowledge of God

“The truth is, you fetch from afar and rake together all these irrelevances simply because you are embarrassed on this one point, the foreknowledge of God; and, since you cannot overthrow it by any argument, you try meantime to tire out the reader with a flow of empty verbiage” (Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will, 87).