Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Discernment Thoughts from Martin Luther
This is our foundation: where the Holy Scripture establishes something that must be believed, there we must not deviate from the words, as they sound, neither from the order as it stands, unless an express article of faith (based on clear Scripture passages) compels us to interpret the words otherwise, or arrange them differently. Else what would become of the Bible?
Martin Luther (cited by Dick Fischer in The Origins Solution, p. 96)
In philosophy a small error in the beginning leads to a very large error at the end. So in theology a small error overturns the whole doctrine.
Martin Luther (cited by Jean S. Carton in Who Broke the Baby, p.45)