Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Martin Luther wrote:  "If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every position of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ.  Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved. And to be steady  on all the battle fields besides is merely flight and disgrace if he flinched at the point."    He knew what 'present truth' is - he just did not call it present truth.

  Quotations from the writings of Ellen G. White where name of this person apears . . .

                M a r t i n     l u t h e r            (  1483  to  1546 )                     

                 The  name  'Martin Luther'  appears  9xx  times in the published writings of EGW           see page  on Original site             

                  Biography of Matin Luther  - -   Related Phrases:   Luther wrote ( 12 ) --  Luther said  ( 4 )                          
It is through divine mercy in giving to the world such men as Martin Luther and his co-laborers that we are now free to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience. We who are living so near the close of time should emulate the noble example of the great Reformer. Like Luther we should seek a deep and thorough knowledge of the word of God. It should be our highest ambition to stand firm as a rock when the strongholds of truth are assailed by an unbelieving world and an ungodly church. In the near conflict, thousands will be called to imitate Luther's constancy and courage. Now is the time for us to receive education and discipline in the school of Christ.  Now is the time to cultivate faith and courage. Let the cry pass from one to another of the waiting ones, Stand fast. "Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry."  {ST, July 26, 1883 par. 18}


Related Phrases:  the days of Martin Luther  ( 12 )

            writings of Luther ( 2 )


Martin Luther in the Great Controversy
Chapter 7:    Luther's Separation from Rome ( p.120 )   -- Chapter 8:  Luther Before the Diet  (page 145)
Chapter 10:  The Progress of Reform in Germany       -- Chapter 11:  Protest of the Princes   (page 197) .  .


                        Chapter 7:  Luther's Separation from Rome                            


Foremost among those who were called to lead the church from the darkness of popery into the light of a purer faith, stood Martin Luther. Zealous, ardent, and devoted, knowing no fear but the fear of God, and acknowledging no foundation for religious faith but the Holy Scriptures, Luther was the man for his time; through him God accomplished a great work for the reformation of the church and the enlightenment of the world.  {GC 120.1}




                       Chapter 8:   Luther before the Diet                     


  Had the eyes of the assembly been opened, they would have beheld angels of God in the midst of them, shedding beams of light athwart the darkness of error and opening minds and hearts to the reception of truth. It was the power of the God of truth and wisdom that controlled even the adversaries of the reformation, and thus prepared the way for the great work about to be accomplished. Martin Luther was not present; but the voice of One greater than Luther had been heard in that assembly.  {GC 150.2}




                         Chapter 10:    Progress of Reform in Germany                               


  In vain both ecclesiastical and civil authorities were invoked to crush the heresy. In vain they resorted to imprisonment, torture, fire, and sword. Thousands of believers sealed their faith with their blood, and yet the work went on. Persecution served only to extend the truth, and the fanaticism which Satan endeavored to unite with it resulted in making more clear the contrast between the work of Satan and the work of God.  Great Controversy, page 196.3


                     Chapter 11:   Protest of the Princes  ( in 1529 AD )                             


To Melanchthon, who was crushed under the burden of anxiety and fear, he wrote: “Grace and peace in Christ — in Christ, I say, and not in the world. Amen. I hate with exceeding hatred those extreme cares which consume you. If the cause is unjust, abandon it; if the cause is just, why should we belie the promises of Him who commands us to sleep without fear? ... Christ will not be wanting to the work of justice and truth. He lives, He reigns; what fear, then, can we have?”—Ibid., b. 14, ch. 6. { GC 210.2} 








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