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Martin Luther – Explaining or Criticizing the Scriptures

15 Jul

We ought not to criticize, explain, or judge the Scriptures by our mere reason, but diligently, with prayer, meditate thereon, and seek their meaning.

~Martin Luther~






Table Talk (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Christian Classics Ethereal Library; 2004) http://www.ccel.org. eBook. p.18

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Martin Luther – Fighting Temptation

11 Jul

When I find myself assailed by temptation, I forthwith lay hold of some text of the Bible, which Jesus extends to me; as this: that he died for me, whence I derive infinite comfort.

~Martin Luther~






Table Talk (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Christian Classics Ethereal Library; 2004) http://www.ccel.org. eBook. p.18

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Martin Luther – Draw Water From The True Source

6 Jul

He who has made himself master of the principles and text of the word runs little risk of committing errors. A theologian should be thoroughly in possession of the basis and source of faith—that is to say, the Holy Scriptures. Armed with this knowledge it was that I confounded and silenced all my adversaries; for they seek not to fathom and understand the Scriptures; they run them over negligently and drowsily; they speak, they write, they teach, according to the suggestion of their heedless imaginations. My counsel is, that we draw water from the true source and fountain, that is, that we diligently search the Scriptures. He who wholly possesses the text of the Bible, is a consummate divine. One single verse, one sentence of the text, is of far more instruction than a whole host of glosses and commentaries, which are neither strongly penetrating nor armor of proof.

~Martin Luther~

Table Talk (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Christian Classics Ethereal Library; 2004) http://www.ccel.org. eBook. p.18

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