Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Luther Held No Ill-Will Towards His Theological Opponents But Rather Desired Their Salvation

The following excerpt is taken from Luther's commentary on the book of Galatians regarding chapter 4 verse 30.
[which can be accessed HERE at pages 329-330 within the scanned book]

Our correction is severe, and our manner of writing sharp and vehement; but, certainly, there is no bitterness in our heart, no envy, no desire of revenge against our adversaries; but there is in us a godly carefulness and sorrow of spirit. We do not so hate the Pope, and other erroneous spirits, that we wish any evil unto them, or desire their destruction; but rather we desire that they may return again to the right way, and be saved together with us. 

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