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Martin Luther on Sola Scriptura

Updated: Jun 1, 2021

By Luke Lancaster

Martin Luther (1483-1546) made a few statements about Sola Scriptura throughout his life that are very illuminating:

“In matters of faith to be sure each Christian is for himself pope and church" (Werke, 5:407, 35)

“There are as many beliefs as there are heads: this fellow will have nothing to do with baptism, another denies the sacrament, a third believes there is another world between this one and the last day, some teach that Christ is not God, some say this, some say that, there is no rustic so rude who, if he dreams or fancies anything, it must be the whisper of the Holy Spirit, and he himself must be a prophet.”

“I do not admit that my doctrine can be judged by anyone, not even the angels”

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