The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Martin Luther:|
the truths of our salvation.
Let us do everything to advance the glory and authority of God's Word.
Every tittle of it is greater than heaven and earth. Christian charity and
unity have nothing to do with the Word of God. We are bold to curse and
condemn all men who in the least point corrupt the Word of God, "for a
little leaven leaveneth the whole lump."
Paul does right to curse these troublers of the Galatians, wishing that they
were cut off and rooted out of the Church of God and that their doctrine
might perish forever. Such cursing is the gift of the Holy Ghost. Thus
Peter cursed Simon the sorcerer, "Thy money perish with thee." Many
instances of this holy cursing are recorded in the sacred Scriptures,