6637. The greatest comfort is that Christ is everywhere and will be with us always until the end of the world, just as Himself promised, Matthew 28:20. Therefore, you should certainly believe, when you listen to me or another servant of the Church, that you hear God Himself talking to you from heaven. For I have both the power and the command from God to comfort you and to forgive your sins in the name of Christ; the reason He became man and came to us was to make us holy. And then we flee from Him and shun His great gifts, that He offers us in rich abundance, and run to the side of the devil. Isn’t that a poor, miserable thing? Oh, dear Lord God, help us and open our eyes so that we can see and know. (p. 383-84).
In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther explains what our greatest comfort as believers is:
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