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…The devil’s cunning…if he cannot hurt by persecuting and destroying, he doth it under color of correcting and building up.

                – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 44.

 No man hath so grievously fallen at any time, but he may rise again. 

And on the other side, no man taketh so fast footing, but he may fall.     

                – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 94.

 

…No man can sufficiently conceive how horrible the idolatry of the Papist is. 

                     – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 116.

 

…Where the Holy Ghost dwelleth, he will not suffer a man to be idle.                

                – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 133.

 

…This is the proper office of an apostle, to set forth the glory and benefit of Christ                     

                – Luther, Martin, Commentary…Galatians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1930), 255.

 

Martin Luther, on this date (6/13/1525) married a former nun, Katharina von Bora.  Their union was blessed with Hans, Martin, Paul, Magdalena, Elizabeth, and Margaret.

Tradition has it that Katie “proposed” to Martin, reminding him he had encouraged others to marry but had not married himself.  He was 42, she was 26.  They were married twenty-one years before Martin died – she outlived him six years.

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