INTERNATIONALE MARTIN LUTHER STIFTUNG

The daily Luther

23rd May

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Interpretation of Martin Luther ...

Cover of "Luther Breviary"
Cover of "Luther Breviary"

The daily Luther

23rd May

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

John 5 (xxxix)

This means we should read the Scriptures carefully and study them diligently to discover Christ's witness in these pages because we are already certain that Holy Scripture is the healing Word of God. However, anyone who does not study scripture the way Christ has shown us, will not be able to know anything about Eternal Life. This type of person lives devoid of the Word of God without which reason cannot think or say anything sensible about Eternal Life. Anyone who studies Scripture in such a way that he fails to discover Christ there, will never be able to attain Eternal Life no matter how much he may learn from the texts, or whatever he may talk about regarding them or even whatever he may hope to gain from them (...) We should not impose our human way of thinking upon them but, instead, we should glean Christ's witness from them. However, if Christ is not to be discovered in them, then it only goes to show that He was not truly sought after.

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