Skip to comments.6 Beautiful Quotes on Mary You Won’t Believe Are From Martin Luther
Posted on 12/02/2017 7:18:48 PM PST by ebb tide
Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation and was critical of what he considered excesses and corruptions in the Catholic Church. But did you know he continued to hold many Catholic doctrines about Mary?
Here are some quotes from Martin Luther about the Blessed Virgin Mary that may surprise you:
She became the Mother of God, in which work so many and such great good things are bestowed on her as pass mans understanding. For on this there follows all honor, all blessedness, and her unique place in the whole of mankind, among which she has no equal, namely, that she had a child by the Father in heaven, and such a Child .
Hence men have crowded all her glory into a single word, calling her the Mother of God . None can say of her nor announce to her greater things, even though he had as many tongues as the earth possesses flowers and blades of grass: the sky, stars; and the sea, grains of sand. It needs to be pondered in the heart what it means to be the Mother of God. (source)
God has formed the soul and body of the Virgin Mary full of the Holy Spirit, so that she is without all sins, for she has conceived and borne the Lord Jesus. (source)
Christ, our Savior, was the real and natural fruit of Marys virginal womb This was without the cooperation of a man, and she remained a virgin after that. [ ] Christ was the only Son of Mary, and the Virgin Mary bore no children besides Him. (source; for more see this article)
The veneration of Mary is inscribed in the very depths of the human heart. (source)
Mary is the Mother of Jesus and the Mother of all of us even though it was Christ alone who reposed on her knees If he is ours, we ought to be in his situation; there where he is, we ought also to be and all that he has ought to be ours, and his mother is also our mother. (source)
[Mary is the] highest woman and the noblest gem in Christianity after Christ She is nobility, wisdom, and holiness personified. We can never honor her enough. Still honor and praise must be given to her in such a way as to injure neither Christ nor the Scriptures. (source)
[See also: The Forgotten Method for Praying the Rosary that Could Change Your Life]
[See also: 5 Protestants Who Surprisingly Defended Marys Perpetual Virginity]
Luther was also wrong about reading the Christian church into the Old Testament.
All false, but he was a Roman priest, so theres that.
I see this is pull Luther back on the bus today. What...no negative articles about your pope available?
Search my posts today on Bergoglio.
Well, he retained the messed up understanding of the Godhead, along with reverence of superhuman Mary, so he probably continued to have a thing for graven images as well. Pot-kettle.
We love Luther. We hate Luther. We despise his teachings. We adore his teachings. It’s hard to keep this all straight.
Isn't that bipolar, Bob?
>>She became the Mother of God<<
To you Protestants, Luther, the foremost Reformer, must sound like a blasphemer. After all, GOD, who is pure spirit, has no mother, right?
How does one get there? Is it that Jesus was, we’re told, fully human and fully God? By being mother of Jesus, Mary had to have been mother of the God part, too. Is that the justification?
In the beginning (before mary) was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God. No mother there. Just the Eternal Living God.
The LORD used ML mightily to cause the great truth of salvation by grace through faith alone, as well as other great truths to be brought forth, as well as to come up against many false Catholic doctrines.
ML had been a Catholic priest and wasn’t astute enough to pull away from all of their false doctrines. The Lutheran Church to this day still has a Catholic flavor. I was brought up Lutheran, left Lutheranism becoming an atheist, then later, after I was born again, I knew not to go back to the Lutheran Church.
You just don't understand, do you?
Luther jumped off the bus and was then run over by it.
He never got back on it.
Well, no, they kept plotting to kill him but failed.
Hey, it’s just quotes of a Catholic priest until Satan got a hold of him.
P.S. Was there a full moon over Germany on Halloween 1517?
Still honor and praise must be given to her in such a way as to injure neither Christ nor the Scriptures.A glimmer of the grace of orders. May God have mercy on his soul.
Christ was the only Son of Mary, and the Virgin Mary bore no children besides Him.
I have no idea, why don’t you ask your Vatican?