Saturday, March 8, 2014

Luther on Galatians 4:24-31, Paul's Allegory

Verse 24. Which things are an allegory.
Allegories are not very convincing, but like pictures they visualize a matter. If Paul had not brought in advance indisputable arguments for the righteousness of faith over against the righteousness of works this allegory would do little good. Having first fortified his case with invincible arguments, he can afford to inject this allegory to add impressiveness and beauty to his presentation.