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“The devil will not be ugly…”

The devil will not be ugly, but he sets forth all his words with the color of truth, and with the name of God.  Herein is sprung that common proverb among the Germans: “In God’s name begins all mischief.”  Wherefore let us learn, that this is a special point of the devil’s cunning, that if he cannot hurt by persecuting and destroying, he does it under a color of correcting and building up.

Martin Luther, Commentary on Galatians, Revell edition, p 46.

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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