Luther Quote of the Day

Thus they say that when the devil mocked St. Martin and censured him for the readiness with which he forgave the sins of the worst scoundrels, the saint replied: “If you, too, could say: ‘I repent of my sin,’ I would be willing to absolve you.” For the devil, like all of us, would be saved if he could say from a pure heart (Ps. 51:1): “Have mercy on me, O God!”

Luther’s works, vol. 7: Lectures on Genesis: Chapters 38-44 p 272

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