Word Attacks Word

Genesis 3:2 “He said to the woman, ‘Did God actually say’, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” Luther’s Commentary “Human reasoners dispute also concerning the nature of this temptation, as to what it really was; whether our first parents sinned by idolatry or by pride or by self-security or simply by eating […]

The Trout’s Sermon

Genesis 1:20 “And God said, ‘Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.’” Luther’s Commentary “Here again is a further proof of the divine authority and majesty of this book, in that it sets before us under such various forms that […]

Luther and the Divine Grammar

In Luther’s commentary on Genesis 1-3 he speaks often about the divine grammar of the Creator. He draws attention to the word as the instrument of God’s creative activity. In this quotation from his commentary we can see how his understanding of the omnipotent word of God in creation has important ramifications for us. “For […]

The Word in Genesis 1-3

Genesis 1-3 is one of the most important passages in the entire Bible. It is one to which we must return again and again. Recently I walked through the text observing everything I could about the Word of God in these three chapters. I came away amazed and encouraged by the wonderful and omnipotent word […]