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Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Trinity Sunday to Advent

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Author: Martin Luther
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 135,038 / 387 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66
LoC Category: BR
Downloads: 1,182
Added to site: 2009.12.07
mnybks.net#: 25967
Genre: Religion
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have completely overthrown our faith and exposed it to the derision and scorn of all the world. As if we were all blockheads and egregious fools and could not see their logic as well as they! But, thank God, we have understanding equal to theirs, and can argue as convincingly, or more so, than they with their Alkoran and Talmud, that there is but the one God.

8. Further, we know, from the testimony of Holy Writ, that we cannot expound the mystery of these divine things by the speculations of reason and a pretense of great wisdom. To explain this, as well as all the articles of our faith, we must have a knowledge higher than any to which the understanding of man can attain. That knowledge of God which the heathen can perceive by reason or deduce from rational premises is but a small part of the knowledge that we should possess. The heathen Aristotle in his best book concludes from a passage in the wisest pagan poet, Homer: There can be no good government in which there is more than one lord; it results

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