INTERNATIONALE MARTIN LUTHER STIFTUNG

The daily Luther

21st January

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Interpretation of Martin Luther ...

Cover of "Luther Breviary"
Cover of "Luther Breviary"

The daily Luther

21st January

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1. John 1 (viii)

The Kingdom of Christ is a kingdom of sinners where there is not a single saint who will not have to make the following confession: ‘O Almighty God, I confess that I am a poor sinner and please do not count my old debts against me!' All of them will have to sing to the same tune: Our Father, forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us. (...) If you find any one who claims: ‘I am without sin', then he is an anti-Christ, not a true Christian, indeed he is more like the Devil straight from Hell.

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