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.