“I must place the Word of God above everything. I must hazard life and limb, the world’s favor, my property, honor, and all my welfare that I may keep it and cling to Christ as to my most precious Treasure in heaven and on earth.”
–Martin Luther, What Luther Says: An Anthology, comp. Ewald M. Plass (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1959), entry no. 4734, p. 1465.