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Luther Comments on the Trinity

Jesus said, “I and the Father are one”.  Luther said  –

“Consequently, when Christ speaks thus of the Father, do not flutter about, do not run away, do not seek God in heaven while you ignore this Man Christ. Outside this Man Christ I must not search for God, and I will find no God. If I do find one, it will not be the true and the right God, but a wrathful one. Thus the Father draws us to the Son by His mouth, His doctrine, and His word. The doctrine passes from the Father through the Son, and at the same time He thereby draws us to the Son. And when you have Him, you are grasping the very Son of God; and then you see and grasp God ‘the Father Himself.  Here the entire Holy Trinity is known in the Person of Christ. If

We come to the Son, we are at the same time with the Father. He who sees the Person born of he Virgin Mary also sees the Son of God, for the Father places the Son’s word and Person before you. This includes all, so that all comes to rest in that Person, lest anyone conceive of God otherwise. Whenever this Person speaks, whenever you hear the Son’s word and voice, it is God the Father’s voice that speaks and proclaims that the Son was sent into the world for you, suffered and died, etc. With this message He delights your heart and leads you only to Christ. He does not lead you beyond that; nor does the voice of the Father direct you elsewhere when He speaks through the Son.

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