18. Children’s faith and lives are the best, because they hold fast to the Word and simply know God, and they believe in God for certain, just as He said and promised. But we old fools suffer from heartache and hellish fire, debate the Word at length, and finally must follow their example and cling to the Word. It’s the devil’s clever little trick, yes, pranks, that we let ourselves be led away from the Word so wretchedly that not even we know how. We are foremost poor souls, for whom it would be best if we died early and were hastily covered with dirt. (p. 392).
In this week’s installment from Off the Record with Martin Luther, Luther describes the advantage that children have over adults:
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