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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Bondage of the Will: Point of Interest 2

All of you debaters and debate fans will love the following quote. And for those of you who like civil debates, but lack the constitution for the argument style of Marvin Hicks, you will find that Marvin Hicks was not quite so bad after all.

Luther to Erasmus: "...your book, by comparison, struck me as so worthless and poor that my heart went out to you for having defiled your lovely flow of language with such vile stuff. I thought it outrageous to convey material of so low a quality in the trappings of such rare eloquence; it is like using gold or silver dishes to carry garden rubbish or dung."

Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will, pg. 63

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  2. NO SYMBOL per Calvin Himself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transubstantiation#Anglicanism So, you may well speak contrary to Calvin, even then, to say the words of the Last Supper is symbolic does not change how it sounds. How unfortunate it is if one distances themselves from what Christ said.

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  3. He is clearly speaking in metaphor. I am (present tense) the bread. Was he literally bread at that moment or was he speaking in metaphor?

    He was a door, a vine, ect...

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