Let the words of the Holy Scripture stay as they are. Don’t try and reinterpret them, even though they might seem foolish and strange to human reason. Understand the simple meaning of these words, the way they are usually read.
You shouldn’t dare to reinterpret the Word of God your own way. It’s better to think, “I don’t understand these words But before I change them, take something away from them, or add to them, I would rather leave them alone. I’ll give them to God.”
The Scriptures should always be handled with reverence and respect.1
- MARTIN LUTHER: THE REFORMATION VIEW OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM
- RICK WARREN ENDORSING CATHOLICS COME HOME
- JAMES ROBISON TO POPE FRANCIS “IN CHRIST WE ARE BROTHERS”
- Martin Luther, Faith Alone [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005], May 22. ↩