A Jagged Contention: The Holy Spirit Is No Sceptic

“Leave us free to make assertions, and to find in assertions our satisfaction and delight; and you may applaud your Sceptics and Academics—till Christ calls you too! The Holy Spirit is no Sceptic, and the things He has written in our hearts are not doubts or opinions, but assertions—surer and more certain than sense and life and itself.”

– Martin Luther, The Bondage of the Will, trans. JI Packer and OR Johnston, pg. 70


How does the church recover this sort of confidence in the Word of God? Why does it seem like so much of our preaching and teaching sounds more like opinion than truth? What dangers arise when the church ceases to assert?

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