Boast in the Gospel

Even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a Gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed.
Boast in the Gospel
I thank God that I cannot boast of my great knowledge, of my holiness, or of my life; for my life has been such that I dare not glory, and I have been a blasphemer. This is my boast—and, please God, let it strike emperor, pope, bishops, universities, doctors, or all the angels—that I am proud and stubborn in glorying in the Gospel. This I will not surrender, as St. Paul also says in Galatians 1:8: "Let anyone who preaches another Gospel than that which I have preached be accursed." This sounds haughty enough; he inflexibly defies all angels and men in heaven and on earth. This is the arrogance I must have, and no one shall keep me from it. It would be good if I could be unyielding and proud enough in this matter; for here I do not rest on myself but on One who is called Christ, in whose name I am baptized.

From Sermons on the Gospel of John, Chapters 6-8 (Luther's Works 23:329)
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