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[When someone is worried or sad,] he ought to think about Christ. You should say to him, “Christ lives. You have been baptized. God is not a God of sadness, death, and so forth, but the devil is. Christ is a God of joy, and so the Scriptures often say that we should rejoice, be glad, and so forth. This is Christ. Because you have a gracious God, he won’t take you by the throat.” (AE 54:96) [“Table Talk,” Luther’s Works Vol. 54, p. 96]

This Luther quote is the basis of a good article in Gene Edward Veith’s site, Cranach: The Blog of Veith. The article is entitled, “Christ is a God of Joy” and can be found here.

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