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Martin LutherOn All Hallow’s Eve (October 31), us Protestants recognize and remember this day in church history: The pivotal night a 16th century manic monk turned fiery reformer named Martin Luther posted his 95 thesis on a lone church door in 1517.   Luther is a man I continually relate to on so many levels—even if he did live several centuries before me.  He’s a man who understood the necessity of the gospel narrative and grasped a sliver of its wonder and beauty, he also possessed an uncanny ability to put those thoughts into words.  And so, I have assembled hundreds of favorite quotes by the man. 
 
Here’s one for the ages: 
 
There are some who have no understanding to hear the truth of freedom and insist upon their goodness as means for salvation. These people you must resist, do the very opposite, and offend them boldly lest by their impious views they drag many with them into error. For the sake of liberty of the faith do other things which they regarded as the greatest of sins… use your freedom constantly and consistently in the sight of and despite the tyrants and stubborn so that they may learn that they are impious, that their law and works are of no avail for righteousness, and that they had no right to set them up.
 
It’s no secret I love Luther… this small sampling might kind of help explain why.
 
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