July 16, 2012

How to Resist the Devil’s Persecution of Faith

“When the devil throws our sins up to us and declares that we deserve death and hell, we ought to speak thus: “I admit that I deserve death and hell. What of it? Does this mean that I shall be sentenced to eternal damnation? By no means. For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction in my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Where he is, there shall I be also.” – Martin Luther

Source: Martin Luther, Letters of Spiritual Counsel, trans. and ed. Theodore G. Tappert ( Vancouver, British Columbia: Regent College, 2003), 86-87.