Saturday, March 19, 2016

Luther on God and 'gods' (Idolatry)

'Luther’s definition of a “god” is also helpful here: “A ‘god’ is the term for that to which we are to look for all good and in which we are to find refuge in all need. Therefore, to have a god is nothing else than to trust and believe in that one with your whole heart.... Anything on which your heart relies and depends, I say, that really is your God.”

'By this definition, everybody has a god— something that they worship, something that justifies them, something that claims the firstfruits of their income and that commands all their obedience.'

-- Jonathan Leeman

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