Monday, March 21, 2005

The Best Christians

Luther says in his lectures on Romans:

Not the most learned who read much and write many books are the best Christians. But those are the best who with ready willingness do what they (the learned) teach from books. But the willing doers can do those things only if through the Holy Spirit they possess love. For this reason we must fear for our time, in which, thanks to the publication of many books, people indeed become very learned men, but also very unlearned Christians.

3 comments:

Steve Bogner said...

Yes, that's a good one!

LutheranChik said...

Ouch...I resemble Luther's remark.:-( (Peering over my stack of "to read" books.)

Andy said...

I read it in a book. Where does that leave me?