It’s All About the Beer for You, Isn’t it Martin?

luther_glassLuther comments on John 6:54 thusly-

For instance, if I were to say: “Wittenberg beer quenches the thirst, but Annaberg beer does so too,” I would not be excluding any other beer from doing the same thing. But matters change if I say: “If you do not drink Wittenberg beer, you will find no other beer to slake your thirst.” Thus Christ does not confine Himself here to an affirmative statement, but He excludes everything else as He says: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.” Thus he who despises His flesh will find that nothing else will prove helpful or be accounted valid. I may call on St. Mary or St. Peter, but they cannot help. All else is ruled out completely. In brief, all other methods are rejected.

Martin… beer is hardly a fit illustration for the uniqueness of Christ’s sacrifice.  You German sot.

3 thoughts on “It’s All About the Beer for You, Isn’t it Martin?

  1. Milton Almeida 23 Jan 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I warn you that this has nothing to do with the main thrust of this article, but Dr. West, I was thinking about writing an article on the obsession of some Reformed ministers with beer, wine and, mind you, cigars, and I see that this obsession is nothing new, at least in the beer “department”; It is nice to know that some Reformed folk, ministers specifically, are so keen on following the traditions of their predecessors… too bad that it is confined to the bad traditions.
    BTW, in my days in elementary school where Roman Catholic indoctrination was mandatory, a “teacher” of such doctrine told that beer may very well have been the source of Luther’s anger… Was this “teacher” right?


  2. Milton Almeida 23 Jan 2013 at 3:27 pm

    explanation: I attended elementary school in the 60’s in Brasil when Roman Catholicism was the official religion of the country and its teachings mandatory in all government schools.


  3. kirk childress 29 Jan 2013 at 7:49 am

    no he was not right


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