By Johann Spangenberg
Confronting death--as God's judgment on sin and as God's doorway to everlasting life--and suffering as a "Christian Knight" opposed to the satan, the area, and human wishes: those subject matters gave Johann Spangenberg, an in depth pal and dedicated adherent of Martin Luther, the root for essentially the most renowned items of devotional literature within the early years of the German Reformation. during this pamphlet released within the early 1540s, readers stumble upon an tool designed to domesticate the piety of the Wittenberg Reformation one of the universal humans, a piety that ready for loss of life (and hence for day-by-day life!) via day-by-day repentance, casting away sin, casting oneself upon Jesus Christ and his demise and resurrection, after which sharing his love with the neighbor. utilizing a wealth of biblical illustrations and concepts, Spangenberg's short treatise teaches his readers the right way to use Scripture and the way to dwell enlivened by means of its message. contains the German textual content and English Translation of Ein new Trost Bu[e]chlin fur die Krancken vnd/Vom Christlichen Ritter through Johannes Spangenberg (1484-1550).
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Jtem / der spruch S. Paulus 1. Timo. 6. Wir haben nichts jnn die Welt bracht / darumb offenbar ist / wir werden auch nichts hinaus bringen / Wenn wir aber futter vnd decke haben / so lasset vns benu[e]gen. The Booklet of Comfort for the Sick 57 This is a pagan proverb. Such thoughts should be the farthest thing from a Christian’s mind. For we know (as has already been said) where we are going, namely to the lap of our dear Father. So Paul said, “Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s” [Rom. 14:8].
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