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 realm, and human wants: those themes gave Johann Spangenberg, an in depth buddy and committed adherent of Martin Luther, the foundation for probably the most well known items of devotional literature within the early years of the German Reformation. during this pamphlet released within the early 1540s, readers come across an software 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 ideas, Spangenberg's short treatise teaches his readers tips to use Scripture and the way to reside enlivened by way 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 by means of Johannes Spangenberg (1484-1550).
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Nothing else than when the body and soul separate from each other. What is eternal dying? Nothing else than when the soul must separate from God. That is called eternal dying. How many kinds of death are there? Two: temporal death and eternal death. What is eternal death? Eternal death is a separation between God and the soul, eternal terror for the human conscience in the face of God’s wrath, and ultimate despair of God’s grace. What is temporal death? ” Where did death come from when it came into the world?
To die well means to die willingly. Faith produces [the ability] to die willingly. The fruits of faith produce [the ability to have] a good death. How is that? Whoever believes in God and trusts with all his heart, and then lives and conducts life in a Christian way, does not die unwillingly. ” Such a person does not experience an evil death, since Christ will say to him and all the elect, “Come to me, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom that has been prepared for you, from the beginning of the world, for I was hungry, and you fed me,” etc.
A Booklet of Comfort for the Sick & on the Christian Knight (Theology and Piety) by Johann Spangenberg