Mondays with Marty

In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther warns about the dangers of allegorizing in preaching:

4448. It is dangerous to play with allegories in Christian instruction. Mostly  such words ring sweetly in our ears, but there is nothing behind them. They serve the preachers very well, when they know nothing about the subject or text. When they do not know the material, and fall into embarrassment, then they grasp for allegories, with which nothing certain is taught. That is why we must get used to sticking with the Holy Text.   (p. 226)

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