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Friday, February 18, 2005 AD

Today is...

...the commemoration of Blessed Martin Luther, Doctor and Confessor, Reformer of
the Holy Catholic Church.


"I believe that Jesus Christ, true God, begotten of the Father from
eternity, and also, true man, born of the Virgin Mary, is my Lord, Who has
redeemed me, a lost and condemned person, purchased and won me from all
sins, from death, and the power of the devil; not with gold or silver, but
with His holy precious blood and with His innocent suffering and death,
that I may be His own and live under Him in His kingdom and serve Him in
everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness, just as he is risen
from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity. this is most certainly
true."
(Luther's Small Catechism)

I believe that I cannot by my own reason or strength believe in Jesus
Christ, my Lord, or come to Him; but the Holy Spirit has called me by the
Gospel, enlightened me with His gifts, sanctified and kept me in the true
faith. In the same way he calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the
whole Christian church on earth, and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one
true faith. In this Christian church He daily and richly forgives all my
sins and the sins of all believers. on the last day he will raise me and
all the dead, and give eternal life to me and all believes in Christ. This
is most certainly true."
(Luther's Small Catechism)


"Thus with the sweetest names Christ is called my Law.my sin, and my death,
in opposition to the Law, sin and death, even though in fact he is nothing
but sheer liberty, righteousness, life, and eternal salvation. therefore
he becomes law to the law, sin to sin, and death to death, in order that He
might redeem me from the curse of the Law, justify me,and make me
alive. And so Christ is both; While He is the Law, He is liberty, while He
is sin, He is life. For by the very fact that He permitted the Law to
accuse Him, sin to damn Him, and death to devour Him He abrogated the Law,
damned sin, destroyed death, and justified and saved me. Thus Christ is a
poison against the Law, sin, death, and simultaneously a remedy to regain
liberty, righteousness, and eternal life." (Lectures on Galatians, (1535)
LW, 26, 163)


Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice,
With exultation springing,
And, with united heart and voice
And holy rapture singing,
Proclaim the wonders God hath done,
How His right arm the victory won;
Right dearly it hath cosy Him.

Fast bound in Satan's chains I lay,
Death brooded darkly o'er me,
Sin was my torment night and day,
In sin my mother bore me;
yea, deep and deeper still I fell,
Life had become a living hell,
So firmly sin possessed me.

My own god works availed me naught,
No merit they attaining;
Free will against God's judgment fought,
Dead to all good remaining.
My fears increased till sheer despair
Left naught but death to be my share;
The pangs of hell I suffered.

But God beheld my wretched state
before the world's foundation,
And, mindful of His mercies great,
He planned my soul's salvation.
A father's heart he turned to me,
Sought my redemption fervently:
He gave His dearest treasure.

He spoke to His beloved Son:
`Tis time to have compassion.
Now go, bright Jewel of My Crown,
And bring to man salvation,
From sin and sorrow set Him free,
Slay bitter death for him that he
May live with Thee forever.

The Foe shall shed My precious blood,
Me and My life bereaving. All this I suffer for Thy good;
Be steadfast and believing!
Life shall from death the victory win,
My innocence shall bear thy sin;
So art thou blest forever!
(Martin Luther, 1523)

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1 Comments:

  • Unfortunately the woman that portrayed his wife in the movie "Luther" was not very hot.

    Why couldn't he have gone North, crossed the Baltic to Sweden and gotten a hot Swedish wife?

    By Blogger Nick, at 2/20/2005 5:47 PM  

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