Reason Is Darkness

[God has] called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
1 PETER 2:9
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Reason Is Darkness
Here you see that Peter states clearly that there is only one light and concludes that all our reason, no matter how clever, is utter darkness. For although reason can count one, two, three, can also see what is black or white, large and small, and can judge about outward things, yet it cannot see what faith is. Here it is stone-blind. And even if all men were to put all their wisdom together, they could not understand one letter of the divine wisdom. Therefore St. Peter is speaking here of another light, a light that is marvelous; and he tells us bluntly that we are all in darkness and in blindness if God does not call us into His true light.

From Sermons on 1 Peter (Luther's Works 30:65)
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