St. Augustine Was Right About One Thing…

16 Jul

AugustineHe was right when he said

“It is only to the holy books that are called ‘canonical’ that I give the honor of believing that none of their authors has erred. Others I read in such a way that, no matter how eminent they appear in knowledge and holiness, nevertheless I do not consider anything right just because they think so, but [only] where they prove it to me with the sayings of the Holy Scriptures or with clear reason.”

It was, by the way, this quote which served as the basis of Luther’s similar declaration at Worms.

Anyone who is persuaded to believe something just because Barth or Brunner or Wright or Zwingli or Calvin or Luther or Ehrman or Tilling or anyone else said it is not to be taken seriously.


Posted by on 16 Jul 2017 in Luther


3 responses to “St. Augustine Was Right About One Thing…

  1. Jona

    16 Jul 2015 at 8:52 am

    Is there a reference?


    • Jim

      16 Jul 2015 at 8:57 am



    • Jim

      16 Jul 2015 at 8:58 am

      (have to get it to you when i return home)