Saturday, January 3, 2009

Semper Reformanda

“Hier stehe ich; Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!”
--Martin Luther

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands,
that I still possess.”
--Martin Luther

“Our hearts are idol factories.” --John Calvin

“I am more afraid of my own heart than of the Pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great Pope:
Self. I more fear what is within me than anything that might come from without.”
--Martin Luther

“The Scriptural church must ever be Reformed and ever-reforming.”
--John Calvin

4 comments:

Bart Newton said...

Must the church be reformed or restored or both?

George Grant said...

Bart: Technically and in reality, both. Practically, and from a human perspective, reformed.

westportexperiment said...

That's a great quote of Luther about the internal Pope. A healthy self-suspicion controlled by the grace of Christ will help keep us from turning into our enemy.

SEChapman said...

Great quotes ...I shall savour them today...