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Martin Luther said to Erasmus:


"Mere human reason can never comprehend how God is good and merciful; and therefore you make yourself a god of your own fancy, who hardens nobody, condemns nobody, pities everybody. You cannot comprehend how a just God can condemn those who are born in sin, and cannot help themselves, but must, by a necessity of their natural constitution, continue in sin, and remain children of wrath. The answer is God is incomprehensible throughout, and therefore his justice, as well as his other attributes, must be incomprehensible. It is on this very ground that Paul exclaims, 'Oh, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out!' (Romans 11:33) We must never forget that, even though these things are truly incomprehensible for the puny human mind."

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