Brothers of John the Steadfast

Sayings -by- Luther

I recall that an ungodly and very bitter enemy of the Gospel fell from a scaffold while he was inspecting a building that was under construction. Since he felt no ill effect from his fall—for not a single member had been injured—he cried out: 'Now I know that I have a gracious God.' Thus the world is wont to do. Because of physical blessings it takes for granted that God is gracious. Such is its nature. Therefore its nature must be mortified, which is done through the Law.

Martin Luther, LW, AE 4:52, Lectures on Genesis, Genesis 21:16


Lutheran Father Sayings #408 by Brothers of John the Steadfast.

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