In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther writes about counseling those who are troubled by the preaching of the Word:
“5288. God can tolerate glory in the world now and then, for example, in the case of jurists and doctors, but He cannot bear it in regard to theologians. Because a glory-seeking theologian necessarily diminishes Christ, who saved the entire world with his blood. God cannot permit that; that is why ambitious theologians are soon brought down and shattered..'” (p. 289)
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