Martin Luther on Knowing Scripture

“Why do Augustine and the Holy Fathers, in their disputations and teachings, refer back to Holy Scripture as the primary principles of truth, and use their light and power to enlighten and strengthen their own darkness and weakness? Through this example they indeed teach that the divine words are more certain and clear than those of all men, even their own words, so that the words of men need be corrected, proven, completed and strengthened by Scripture and not these by the words of men. […] How godlessly perverse are we indeed that we should wish not to learn Holy Scripture learnt through itself and its own spirit but instead through the words of men, in contrast to all the Fathers?”

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