Martin Luther on “Apostolic”

Note: Throughout the month of October, leading up to the 500th anniversary of the legendary date of the outbreak of the Reformation on October 31, 1517, Pray Tell is publishing writings of Martin Luther reflecting his beliefs at various points in his life.

“Whatever does not teach Christ is not yet apostolic, even though Peter or Paul does the teaching.  Again, whatever preaches Christ is apostolic, even if Judas, Annas, Pilate and Herod were doing it. “

(From Preface to the Epistles of James and Jude, 1522/46. Featured image: The Last Supper by Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460-1531), St. Jakob’s Church, Rothenburg.)

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