Luther’s Jenseitige Eschatology

In fact, on Revelation 6:10, Luther even states that the postmortal "souls of the martyrs also work" — and even "with their crying."3   See too Genesis 4:10’s "the voice of your [dead] brother keeps on crying out"; and Matthew 10:28’s "Fear Him Who is able to keep on destroying both soul and body in Hell!"   Indeed, Luther ends his Preface to the Revelation of Saint John with the statement: "In chapter 21, the final comfort is depicted.   The holy city…is led as a bride to the eternal marriage.   Christ alone is Lord; and all the godless are damned and go, with the Devil, into Hell."4