About Blue Blazes

Almost 30. Single White Female. Christian. College Graduate. Corporate Paralegal. Aspiring Attorney.

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  • Blue shared from Works of Martin Luther With Introductions and Notes (Volume I) by Martin Luther
    Nay, why does the pope forbid matrimony to the whole priesthood, not only contrary to the Old Testament type, but also in opposition to God, and against right, reason, and nature, a thing which he has no authority, nor power, nor right to do, and over which the Church has never exercised authority, nor should it ever do so. So by his own caprice, without need, he has caused Christendom to be filled with whores, sinners, and guilty consciences,
    Note: Mmmmhmm. Still a good question, and a true statement.
  • Blue shared from Works of Martin Luther With Introductions and Notes (Volume I) by Martin Luther
    It is most deplorable that we should attempt with our reason to defend God's Word, whereas the Word of God is rather our defence against all our enemies, as St. Paul teaches us. [Eph. 6:17] Would he not be a great fool who in the thick of battle sought to protect his helmet and sword with bare hand and unshielded head? It is no different when we essay, with our reason, to defend God's law, which should rather be our weapon.
    Note: Nicely done, Mr. Luther.
  • Blue shared from Works of Martin Luther With Introductions and Notes (Volume I) by Martin Luther
    God gave the people of Israel divers laws, forms, and practices, for the sole purpose of teaching human nature how utterly useless many laws are to make people pious. For although the law leads and drives away from evil to good works, it is still impossible for man to do them willingly and gladly; but he has at all times an aversion for the law and would rather be free. Now where there is unwillingness, there can never be a good work. For what is not done willingly is not good, and only seems to be good.
    Note: Every time I read Luther, I am amazed again at the wisdom with which he was blessed.
  • Blue shared from The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg
    The Spirit wants to make you a dangerous person. The Spirit wants to make you threatening to all the forces of injustice and apathy and complacency that keep our world from flourishing. The Spirit wants to make you dangerously noncompliant in a broken world. Ask God for a mountain.
  • Blue shared from The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg
    The “eye for an eye” statement comes from the Hebrew Scriptures, and although it sounds harsh to us, it was actually an enormous step forward in the ancient legal world. When there were no policemen, no Constitution, and no Bill of Rights, powerful people might kill someone for a slight injury. So this law limited retribution by teaching proportional justice.
    Note: Interesting perspective.
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