2459b. The most important lesson learned from theology is to be able to acknowledge Christ. That is something a teacher should never cease teaching from student to student.
Christ is friendlier than are we. When I can do something good for a friend, how much more would Christ merciful and good be! That is why Peter said [2 Peter 3:18]: “Grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.” Namely, that He is the most righteous and most merciful, upon whom we alone depend. But Satan does an excellent job of clouding this knowledge and works within us so that we give more trust to someone who has friendly intentions toward us than we do Christ. (p. 416).
In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther explains the most important lesson from theology:
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