Martin Luther Biography

Martin Luther Biography

Martin Luther was popularly known as the Father of Protestantism. He was a German Monk, theologian, university professor, priest and church reformer. Martin Luther was the one who had changed the course of Western Civilization and also he began the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther always preached and taught that all men are equal and salvation can only be achieved when a person attains true faith in God. Luther always challenged papacy and believed and declared that the only perfect source of Christian doctrine is Holy Bible. Luther’s theological views continue to live and sustain even after his death.

Born: November 10, 1483, Eisleben, Germany
Died: February 18, 1546, Eisleben, Germany
Full name: Martin Luther
Spouse: Katharina von Bora (m. 1525–1546)
Education: University of Erfurt (1501–1505)

Personal Biography

Martin Luther was born in the year 1483 on November10. Luther was born in a peasant family and lived near Mansfeld. Martin’s father Hans was a peasant but had big dreams and aspiration for his son. Hans wanted his son Martin to join civil service and bring honor to his family. Luther received proper education from his childhood. He completed his primary and elementary education from schools in Mansfeld, Magdeburg and Eisenach. Luther received his bachelor’s degree in a year; he enrolled himself in the University of Erfurt in 1501 and passed out in 1502. After three years in 1505, he got his master’s degree. Luther enrolled himself in law school to fulfil his father’s wishes but one day while returning from university he was stuck in a storm and he urged for help. At this point he cried for Saint Anne that he would become a monk if he was saved. Luther kept his words and left his law school and entered a monastery.   

Career

Martin Luther dedicated his life to a monastic life but he felt that God still elided him. Luther tried and put his hands in most of those work which might please god but he found no respite for him. Later in 1507 Luther Ordained himself as a Priest and started teaching Theology. Luther indulged himself in the study of Holy books and learned the exact meaning of penance and righteousness.

Awards & Achievements

The biggest achievements of Martin Luther are:

  • Translated Bible into German.
  • Wrote 95 Thesis of Contention

Quotes

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us”
- Martin Luther

“Christians are rare people on earth.”
- Martin Luther

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
- Martin Luther

“Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.”
- Martin Luther

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.”
- Martin Luther

“Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake”
- Martin Luther

“Faith is a living, daring confidence in God's grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.”
- Martin Luther

“Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.”
- Martin Luther

“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.”
- Martin Luther

“Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart”
- Martin Luther

“Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!”
- Martin Luther

“How soon 'not now' becomes 'never'.”
- Martin Luther

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess”
- Martin Luther

“I more fear what is within me than what comes from without”
- Martin Luther

“If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there”
- Martin Luther

“It is pleasing to God whenever thou rejoices or laughest from the bottom of thy heart”
- Martin Luther

“Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God”
- Martin Luther

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”
- Martin Luther

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world”
- Martin Luther

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.”
- Martin Luther

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.”
- Martin Luther

“Pray, and let God worry”
- Martin Luther

“Reason is the enemy of faith”
- Martin Luther

“The fewer the words, the better the prayer.”
- Martin Luther

“There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.”
- Martin Luther

“Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God”
- Martin Luther

“When schools flourish, all flourishes”
- Martin Luther

“Who loves not wine, women and song, Remains a fool his whole life long”
- Martin Luther

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say”
- Martin Luther


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