Martin Luther Quotes regarding the Devil

I will just keep adding to this post when I find more quotes of the devil from Martin Luther:

 

 

“The devil, the originator of sorrowful anxieties and restless troubles, flees before the sound of music almost as much as before the Word of God….Music is a gift and grace of God, not an invention of men. Thus it drives out the devil and makes people cheerful. Then one forgets all wrath, impurity, and other devices.”

“So when the devil throws your sins in your face and declares that you deserve death and hell, tell him this: “I admit that I deserve death and hell, what of it? For I know One who suffered and made satisfaction on my behalf. His name is Jesus Christ, Son of God, and where He is there I shall be also!”

“The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him, for he cannot bear scorn.”

“All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word.”

“I often laugh at Satan, and there is nothing that makes him so angry as when I attack him to his face, and tell him that through God I am more than a match for him.”

“…with regard to God, and in all that bears on salvation or damnation, (man) has no ‘free-will’, but is captive, prisoner and bondslave, either to the will of God, or to the will of Satan.” (From the essay, ‘Bondage of the Will,’ Martin Luther: Selections From His Writings, ed. by Dillenberger, Anchor Books, 1962 p. 190.)

 

 

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