Taken from Martin Luther's Table Talk, p 352 May 7, 1539 No 4567 There was talk on May 7 about the clarity of the Scriptures in this age, though in former times much had been written and read but little understood. He [Martin Luther] replied, “Surely a great light has gone up, for we understand … Continue reading Martin Luther on The Church Father and Biblical Interpretation
Ambrose (lived 340-397) was an archbishop. He was considered one of the doctors of the Church because of his wisdom in dealing with issues of the Church. Calvin, writes concerning Ambrose in his “A Treatise of the Eternal Predestination of God”. Ambrose summarizes why all men don’t come to Christ, because God does not effectually … Continue reading Why Don’t All Come to Repentance and Faith in Christ?
Wherefore, let no one be perplexed because ancient writers labor to distinguish the one from the other. Their views ought not to be in such esteem with us as to shake the certainty of Scripture. For who would listen to Chrysostom denying that remission of sins was included in the baptism of John (Hom. in … Continue reading Where Calvin Differs With the Fathers