Saturday, March 3, 2012

Luther quotes

So Christ was patient with his apostles in many things which were not right, as when they wanted to destroy the Samaritans with fire (Luke 9[:54ff.]). Or, when they quarreled about superiority (Matthew 20[:24ff.]) This and similar things he overlooked, since at that time they were unable to do or know better. They had not yet received the Holy Spirit, they were afraid of death, and for fear of the Jews did not confess Christ when he died.” Martin Luther, Instructions for the Visitors of Parish Pastors in Electoral Saxony, LW, AE,40:291

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