On The Firmanent and The Waters Above

“We Christians must be different from the philosophers [modern day scientists so called] in the way we think about the causes of these things. And if some are beyond our comprehension (like those before us concerning the waters above the heavens), we must believe them and admit our lack of knowledge rather than either wickedly deny them or presumptuously interpret them in conformity with our understanding.”
[Martin Luther – Luther’s Works. Volume 1. Lectures on Genesis. Jaroslav Pelikan – St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1958]

“Indeed, it is more likely that the bodies of the stars, like that of the sun, are round, and that they are fastened to the firmament like globes of fire, to shed light at night, each according to its endowment and its creation.”
[Martin Luther – Luther’s Works. Volume 1. Lectures on Genesis. Jaroslav Pelikan – St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1958]

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