Fight Powerfully

[Know] this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation.
2 PETER 1:20
Fight Powerfully
The kind of study useful to battle is that one is learned in Scripture, as Paul says [Titus 1:9]. It means to fight powerfully and with many clear passages, as with a drawn and naked sword, without any glosses and interpretations. This was the significance of the golden spears in Solomon's temple. Thus the opponent, overcome by the bright light, must see and confess that God's sayings stand alone and need no human interpretation. The foe who does not believe clear Scripture will certainly not believe the glosses of any of the fathers either.

From Answer to Emser (Luther's Works 39:165)
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