Luther: On What He Can Do Well

When I was young I was learned, especially before I came to the study of theology. At that time I dealt with allegories, tropologies, and analogies and did nothing but clever tricks with them. [Today] I know they’re nothing but rubbish. Now I’ve let them go, and this is my last and best art, to translate the Scriptures in their plain sense. The literal sense does it-in it there’s life, comfort, power, instruction, and skill. The other is tomfoolery, however brilliant the impression it makes.”  — Martin Luther

About Jim

I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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